Internet privacy is a big issue. We live in an age where corporations have the ability to spy on us and use our data for their own financial gain.
78% of adult internet users were concerned about their privacy on the internet, and 84% of them worried about having their personal information hacked or stolen.
Sometimes you need to be
I, for one, don't believe the government should be looking into what I am doing or not doing online. Just none of their business.
So that being said,
1. Use incognito mode.
I use this mostly for testing conversions since it does not save or load history. Keep in mind that this does not keep your internet private from your employer or ISP.
2. Use a VPN
A VPN allows you to appear to use a different IP Address. There are many reasons for this, but it also allows you to surf and download torrents without ISP's being able to see what you are doing.
Sometimes this is helpful for watching Sports (which typically have IP geo-restrictions) or expanding your Netflix subscription to access what Netflix offers in other countries. (Yep, it can be different!)
I use PIA as my go-to VPN as it works for desktop and mobile.
3. Use Brave.
Brave is a new browser-based on the open-source Chromium project – which is the same as Google Chrome. And all the Chrome
Brave natively blocks
I have been using Brave for the last couple of months, and it's now my go-to browser.
I earn about $5 USD/mo just for using Brave in BAT tokens, which is a cryptocurrency. Not bad for being more private, eh?
Want to give it a shot?
Give those a try and let me know what you think!