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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 »

  1. Privacy is not old-fashioned.
    Great share thanks. :)

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    Comment by Sandrina | May 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Sandrina,
      I agree, absolutely. It is appalling to me how easily “the people” are letting theirs slip away.

      Don’t get me started on “security” surveillance cameras… (just enter “surveillance” in my Search box).

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      Comment by techpaul | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. Great Info. Some long reads, but worth it.

    Thanks Paul

    G.

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    Comment by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 | Reply

    • G.
      Well it is a magazine article, posted online.. but I don’t think it was too long.. You cannot relay everything in sound bites and headlines. Ha!

      I appreciate your support.

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      Comment by techpaul | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. Do you think you can delete my prior posts. I’ll know better next time than to broadcast my problems to the world.

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    Comment by Rosanna Carmella | September 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Rosanna Carmella,
      I have deleted your prior postings, because I am a decent guy (not everyone you meet online is). But it is very important for you (and others) to understand that everything you post online is there – archived on someone’s server – forever.

      I remind you that the wonderful WiredSafety.Org website has a page you might want to look at: http://www.wiredsafety.org/cyberstalking_harassment/help.html. (As well as forums, where you can ask questions.)

      Good luck, Carmella, and take care of yourself. Just be the best person you can be. Try to make the right choices. Take your work and studies seriously. And, trust me, this difficulty will pass.

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      Comment by techpaul | September 19, 2010 | Reply

  4. Thanks techpaul. I appreciate the article.

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    Comment by Rosanna Carmella | September 20, 2010 | Reply


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