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How to Stay Anonymous Online

If you want to stay inconspicuous while online, here are some products, services, and best practices to put to use.

Some might say that the Internet was built on anonymity. Without it, the Internet might not have become what it is today—a place where free speech reigns supreme (maybe to a fault). However, as social networks prevail—and über-companies like Google do all they can to market to you more effectively—your privacy on the Web comes into question. The good news is that you can take back control of what others see and know of you online. Here’s how.

Folks, sometimes it is best to not “reinvent the wheel”, so today I am going to refer you to this very good article by Eric Griffith and published in PC Magazine. I personally think everyone who surfs the web should read it, but the truth is that many (most?) think privacy is a quaint, old-fashioned notion…
The article has 4 sections:

How to Stay Anonymous Online
Safe Surfing
Anonymous E-mail
Social (Network) Security

The article contains links to programs and tools you may be interested in.. if your privacy is a concern to you.

Related reading: How To Remove Your Name From Search Engines and Social Networking Sites

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May 12, 2010 Posted by | advice, computers, how to, Internet, privacy | , , , , , , | 7 Comments