Do you know that thanks to the U.S Congress, ISPs and providers are now allowed to sell personal data? If this is the case, how can you maintain your online privacy? To those who still think they have any browsing dignity, now they don’t. For people who take their internet privacy seriously, this is the time to prepare on how they will survive in the era of post-privacy internet. If you don’t want your data or browser history to be sold, you need to take the following privacy tips seriously.
Learn About Cookies
Most people when they hear about cookies, all they can think of isa daily cleanout. In as much as this may sound as a hassle, the truth is that you need to clean out cookies on a daily basis if you are a serious browser. Cookies are what websites and online companies use to gather your personal information. If you don’t clean your cookies often, hackers and trackers can get access to your sensitive personal information like banking information and use it against you.
Install More Than Two Browsers
Experts advise that you should install more than two browsers in one device to make it safer from hacking. For example, you can distribute your cookies up in the following ways. Use Chrome for social media sites like Facebook, use Firefox for your business and use Internet Explorer for your emails. You can check online for browser tutorials on how to configure proxy in different browsers to ensure that your data is always safe whether you are using a secured or a public unsecured network.
Option Or Disable Your Flash
You should only install Flash if you really must have it.Use Flash if a web page refuses to load without it. If you have one installed already, you can simply disable it when you don’t need to use it. Most websites can run smoothly without it so it not really necessary to have it. Flash sucks enormous amounts of data from your browser history in a very short while.
Erase Your Information From Websites
Some websites give you the option to remove your search histories and personally identifiable information. Find out what are the procedures to delete your information from these sites and carefully follow the instructions. Go back to check if all your information has been deleted.
If you can afford it, it is best to keep changing your ISPs in order to keep your data safe. If you live in an area with multiple providers, go for the newer ones since they can offer better deals for being a subscriber. Make sure that you go through the contract deals carefully before signing up. Newer ISPs are not able to vacuum all the information you generate hence you are safer with them than sticking with your old provider.
Modify Your Browser
Avoid typifying your browser by using weird things such as extensions, add-ins and font mix. Try to leave the browser as original as possible and if you have to, modify it as little as possible.