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How do I protect my online privacy?

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2021-05-10 07:59:04 UTC
I don't want to be tracked by corporations and governments all across the internet. How can I be more private?
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2021-05-10 08:14:03 UTC
<p>I would suggest to check out <a href="https://privacytools.io" target="_blank">privacytools.io</a>. They list many services and applications that protect privacy. Use uBlock Origin and some common extensions with FireFox as mentioned in privacytools.io</p><p><br></p><p>As a general rule of thumb, always use open source software, meaning the source code is open to public. Few common alternatives are:</p><ul><li>Google search -&gt; <a href="https://DuckDuckGo.com" target="_blank">DuckDuckGo.com</a> / <a href="https://searx.ir/" target="_blank">searx</a></li><li>Google docs -&gt; <a href="https://cryptpad.fr" target="_blank">cryptpad.fr</a></li><li>YouTube -&gt; <a href="https://invidious.site/feed/popular" target="_blank">invidious</a></li><li>Windows -&gt; GNU/Linux</li><li>Android -&gt; CalyxOS (degoogled android)</li><li>Twitter -&gt; <a href="https://joinmastodon.org/" target="_blank">Mastodon</a></li><li>VPNs -&gt; <a href="https://www.torproject.org/" target="_blank">tor</a></li></ul><p><br></p><p>Also checkout <a href="https://libredd.it/r/degoogle" target="_blank">https://libredd.it/r/degoogle</a> to degoogle your life</p>
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2021-05-19 06:05:20 UTC
<p>The most user-friendly program I've used (it is subscription based, but totally worth it IMO) is Express VPN: </p><p><br></p><p>https://www.expressvpn.com </p><p><br></p><p>It is also available for mobile; however, it does drain a lot more battery when turned on. </p>
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2021-05-19 06:55:37 UTC
<p>First of all you will have to accept that to preserve your privacy online will always come at a cost of convenience. The system isn't necessarily designed to be nefarious, but the information about you that gets collected can of course be used for nefarious reasons.</p><p><br></p><p>The easiest and most powerful thing you can do is to use the Tor Browser when accessing the internet. A VPN goes a long way too, but you do have to trust the VPN provider, and it costs money. If you use these services you should technically not have any problems using things that would usually track you like Google, YouTube etc.</p><p><br></p><p>Then you still have to be aware to not leak information about yourself when you are doing things online. Creating new user accounts frequently is a good way to avoid this if you are scared someone is looking for you.</p>
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2021-05-23 14:02:34 UTC
<p>Use a VPN tunnel though a other VPN. Use an email address with fake details, dump it after you're done with it. Use private search engines and made up accounts if needed. Buy the pc/phone with cash only. No mobile phone contracts or banks involved. Something like that, hope it helps</p>
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2021-12-20 14:51:06 UTC
<p>Ensure you have an updated anti virus installed . Check for unusual behavior of your pc/phone like sudden drop in battery percentage , frequent shut downs etc . Use a VPN if you can . </p>
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2022-01-16 08:54:12 UTC
<ol><li>Limit the personal information you share on social media. ...&nbsp;</li><li>Browse in private mode. ...&nbsp;</li><li>Use a different search engine. ...&nbsp;</li><li>Use a virtual private network. ...&nbsp;</li><li>Be careful where you click. ...&nbsp;</li><li>Secure your mobile devices, too. ...&nbsp;</li></ol><p><br></p>