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Now more than ever, your online privacy is under attack. Your ISP, advertisers, and governments around the world are increasingly interested in knowing exactly what you’re up to when you browse the web. Whether you’re a political activist or simply someone who hates the idea of third-parties snooping around, there are plenty of tools available to keep prying eyes off of your traffic.
In this post, I’m going to highlight 12 tools you can use to increase your online privacy. Some methods are more complicated than others, but if you’re serious about privacy, these tips will help you remain anonymous on the open Web. Of course, Internet security is a topic in and of itself, so you’re going to need to do some reading to remain thoroughly protected on all fronts. And remember, even the most careful among us are still vulnerable to imperfect technology.
originally posted by: TorinoFer
a reply to: Ghost147
I am computer security expert, not one of those you get for 20 an hour at a local IT company, I am way beyond that. I dealt with NSA protocols long before Snowden came out.
What you listed can work ONLY if you are an average user looking at average things.
If you are targeted, lets say you have a 9/11 blog or you email your friends all day long about chemtrails etc, those things you mentioned will NOT protect your identity nor your private information.
Every operating system aside from open source ones has backdoors built in. When I get a windows 7 PC to secure, it takes me 15 hours to isolate REDUNDANT backdoors.
It took me 4 hours to secure windows XP
Can you imagine win 8 9 10 11 infinity
It will become impossible for even professionals to do it.
VPN servers are littered with NSA servers, free and paid ones.
Wanna be safe from NSA, move to Russia.
Wanna be safe from Russia, move to USA
originally posted by: rickymouse
At least someone is interested in what I say. I actually don't think I am important enough for them to focus on.
... So is it really a good idea to use a USB drive/stick to boot your OS?
originally posted by: paraphi
Ditto. The security services have enough trouble keeping track of the nasty bar-stewards, to bother about me, regardless of how many times I write "dodgy" words.
originally posted by: blackspirit
please Mr wizard, tell me what backdoors took soooo long to fix. Seriously curious on what.
originally posted by: kwakakev
A good package to help with your online privacy is a linux package called tails. It a complete Operating System that boots from a USB. A lot of the system settings help protect against any memory leakages and there are tools like tor and others that provide some privacy control.