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How to Keep Your Browser Activity Private

  How to Keep Your Browser Activity Private

“Online privacy is a myth”, these words are still fresh in memory of most of the frequent internet users who have been in the field for quite some time now.

Few years ago a CIA employee released data on security flaws and how different agencies are keeping an eye on the masses through the information people share online and their browsing habits.

Facebook was also accused sometime back, in regards to selling information to different companies.

So in general, people are not really hidden or safe on the internet.

Most of the people think that their information is not really worth anything.

So they don’t really care about online privacy but what if I told you that the information online can be anything from bank details, credit card information to your mouse scrolling patterns and even recognizing voices of the people who were near you when you were on the call, then it becomes a little scary, right?

Don’t worry, in this article, I am going to share with you some of the best ways through which you can browse safely without being tracked and can also keep your browsing history safe.

Have a look:

How to Browse Securely?

As the name suggests browsing, you can connect through websites through a web browser that is installed on your computer.

Some of the most popular ones are Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, etc.

These are commercially available for download and are well hammered in public knowledge.

In order to browse safely, the first thing you need to do is to change your browser.

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Now there are some browsers that are especially known for safe and private browsing, one of the best safe browsers is TOR.

TOR Safe Browser

The Onion Router or better known as TOR, is an open and free project that was started with the goal of establishing and enabling private communication on the network.

TOR hides the location of the user by routing the signals through 7000 different volunteer relay stations around the world which makes an overlay network on its own.

All of this relaying makes the signal anonymous and the source or the destination cannot be tracked.

So if someone is following a signal then he or she won’t be able to track it back to you.

TOR also has a VPN service which is also free of cost and can be used with other commercial browsers to make browsing safe.

VPN or Virtual Private Network is a technique through which the signals can be routed through different servers spread globally.

This will allow you to access websites that are not available in your area.

You can even use it to gain access to Netflix movies and shows which are banned by the state but are available in other countries.

Private Browser Care

This is another amazing application apart from TOR that you can use to keep your browser history safe.

It works by blocking the other signals which may be trying to eavesdrop on your browsing.

Kind of like a wall that prevents anyone else from accessing your data or activity.

The app is compatible with smartphones and tablets. It is free and with an intuitive user interface, quite easy to use.

To know more about it, click here.

Incognito Mode

Incognito mode is quite popular among the internet users, it comes with almost all the browsers even with the ones in the smartphone.

It lets you browse the websites without saving any kind of browsing history, passwords, IDs, cache or even cookies.

The browser uses a fresh store of cache and cookies while you are browsing in safe mode and deletes them once you close the window.

This mode is quite useful if you are browsing on a public or office computer which is shared by multiple users, it will not save the browsing history and other information so you won’t have to delete it manually afterward.

A word of Caution

No service, no password, no kind of technique is 100% safe.

So even if you are employing all the methods suggested and recommended by experts, there is a small chance that you may still get exposed but don’t worry if you are careful in your practices then all the efforts do protect you to a lot of extents.

Private browsing also means that there are no logs stored even by the parent company of the browsing application, this guarantees you complete privacy.

Hope it helps.

Thanks for reading!

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About the author

Rahul Setia

Rahul Setia was born and raised in the Kaithal, Haryana. He worked at brands like Jabong, ProProfs etc. He was also in the List of Top 100 Social Media Influencer's 2019 by Status Brew. He lives in Delhi/NCR and is a Digital Gig & Founder of Websites i.e TechBlogCorner.com, ViralMasalla.com, DealorCoupons.com.
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