nline privacy is becoming more important…Below are five different tools and services that…you can set up…in 5 minutes. Each of them will go a long way in securing your privacy online. Words: 460
So writes Simon Black (www.SovereignMan.com) in an article* posted on his site entitled Five tools to protect your privacy online.
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Black goes on to say – and I quote:
1. Tor Browser
Tor is a great weapon in the fight for online anonymity as it allows you to surf the web without giving up your location and other personal data to the websites you visit.
The Tor Browser Bundle is the easiest and most secure way to get started; simply download it, and start surfing the web with the Tor Browser. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
2. Duck Duck Go
If you want privacy, don’t search with Google.
Google store all of your searches to customize ads for you, but even worse, they can hand over the whole list of searches to any government agency that are curious about what you’ve been looking at for the last couple years.
A better alternative is Duck Duck Go, a completely anonymous search engine that does not store any information about you or your searches. The search results are essentially identical to Google’s, so there’s no loss of quality.
HTTPS Everywhere is a plug-in for Firefox and Google Chrome that tries to force a website to connect in secure mode, thus encrypting your traffic with the website you are visiting. This makes your browsing more secure because it prevents eavesdropping thieves or state-mafia from intercepting your unencrypted Internet traffic.
Cryptocat is an encrypted chat that beats Facebook and Skype when it comes to security and privacy. If you want to chat in private then this is one simple solution. It’s also open source, which means you can see the full code and be sure there are no government “backdoors” built in.
Silent Circle is a new player on the market, but it is founded by “old” players in the security and encryption industry. One of the founders, Phil Zimmerman, is also the creator of PGP, one of the most-used encryption platforms in the world.
Silent Circle is a suite of products offering:
- Encrypted email
- Encrypted video chat
- Encrypted phone calls
- Encrypted text messaging
Silent Circle is the only service on this list that is not free. But having the gold standard of encryption may be worth it for you. It is for me.
You can set up most of the tools we discussed in 5 minutes. Each of them will go a long way in securing your privacy online.
If you have a recommended tool or service that should be on the list please leave a comment and share it below.
Editor’s Note: The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.
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