5 ways to Protect Your Privacy

5 ways to Protect Your Privacy

According to recent Studies: “91% of American adults say that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.” Here are 5 simple ways to protect your privacy:

Keep Things Off The Cloud: For Storage use an external USB drive, preferably an encrypted one.   Everything you put into online storage –Google docs, DropBox, iCloud – becomes part of the great Internet data lump. If it is out there someone can get it.

Don’t use Google: Use a search engine that doesn’t store your searches or track you like Search Incognito.

Major search providers collect data in order to better target advertising. These companies are in the business of making money and search ads are big money.

Major search engines, like Google and Bing, store your search data. This information is tied back to you and your family. In addition, they can associate your searches with other account information such as: location, online purchases, photos and email. (Find out more here).

Clear Cookies: Set your browser to clear all your cookies and history every time you close your browser.

Encrypt Your Hard Drive: You can use Microsoft’s BitLocker or Apple’s FileVault it is easy and effective.

Use a VPN: VPN’s create a secure, encrypted connection between your computer and the internet. Here is a list of providers.


Try Search Incognito Now!

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