Take back control of your data and your privacy!
“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”
- Edward Snowden
Use a VPN
A VPN, or virtual private network, is a tool to secure your internet connection. It makes sure that the data you are sending and receiving is encrypted, preventing your ISP or any malicious actor from seeing what you do.
You should use a VPN provider that you trust to not harvest and re-sell your data. The best VPNs often charge a monthly subscription - this is a good thing because it means their business model is not reliant upon reselling your data to advertisers.
Why should I protect my IP address?
Why You Should Be Using a VPN
What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One
Use a secure browser
You should use a web browser that protects you from tracking, fingerprinting, and unwanted advertisements.
*Modern browsers have made it simple to transfer your bookmarks and preferences in order to reduce switching pains.*
Yes, You Should Quit Using Google Chrome
Use a secure email provider
Email providers like Google & Yahoo might seem easy because they are free. In reality they make money by reading your email, taking your data and sell it to companies that can target you with ads. You should use an email provider that doesn’t read your email or gather data about your conversations to target you.
Gmail Vs Fastmail: A Blunt Comparison
4 ways Google is destroying privacy and collecting your data
Secure your DNS
First, DNS, or domain name system, is the system that acts like a sort of phone book on the Internet. Instead of having to remember a numerical IP address, such as 126.96.36.199, you can type myprivacy.is to go to our website. There is a huge directory that records the correspondence between these numerical addresses and domain names to facilitate Internet usage, and to make it easy to move a domain from one server to another.
In addition, some ISPs may record the metadata of your Internet activity, or the requests you make: the websites you visit, the servers you connect to, and more.
What is 188.8.131.52 and why you should be using it.
Privacy-first search engine
You should use a search engine that protects you from tracking, fingerprinting, and unwanted advertisements. DuckDuckGo is a privacy-first search engine that does not store your search history, has strict location and personalization permissions, and publishes regular content teaching people how to be safer on the web.
What is DuckDuckGo?
What is DuckDuckGo and should you be using it?