Preserve your identity anonymously online
December 20, 2022
How to keep anonymity on the Internet?
In this era where our information is on websites as well as bank accounts, it is common that there are also malicious people who want to steal our identity, and generate viruses so it is necessary to keep our identity anonymous to avoid negative things and then we present tips that will help you protect your identity and your most sensitive information while surfing the Internet.
Avoid browsing in certain browsers
Google, Bing, and Yahoo are the three most popular search engines, but this trio collects the most data about you to display relevant ads and personalize services. This is especially relevant when you log in with your account, so these search engines can collect your name, email address, date of birth, gender, and phone number. In addition to this, Google and Bing may also collect important data such as location and device information, IP address, and cookie data.
To avoid being tracked when searching the web, we recommend that you use a service like DuckDuckGo. This independent search engine does not offer personalized search results: everyone who searches sees the same results, and none of your searches will be collected or stored.
DuckDuckGo also claims that it has nothing to sell to advertisers, which means you will never be subjected to the targeted ads you see when using Google and other websites. You can make it private if you can’t sign out of Google for any reason. Sign into your Google account and select “Privacy and privacy,” then select “Add options” on the next screen. When it says, “Add personalization,” turn off the button. You can go to all the brands you follow with your Google account and remove each one if you want to follow one person.
Hide IP address
Tor Browser (The Onion Router) sends your Internet traffic through an open-source network trained to protect your sensitive data. This browser blocks your traffic by sending it through multiple servers called “nodes” that add additional blocking functions. These parts resemble an onion, hence the name. Because websites only see the IP address of the last server you use (called the “exit host”), this browser can hide your IP address even though Tor Browser is free, it has one major drawback: its encryption levels limit you significantly.
A simple website took 10 seconds to load when I used it, while browsing streams and downloading files were difficult. Also, your ISP will be able to see that you are using Tor (although they won’t be able to see the websites you visit), so it doesn’t compare to the privacy provided by a VPN. Another problem is that this browser is associated with criminal activity on the Internet because it is the main access point to the dark web, making it illegal in some countries. Finally, another drawback is that it has problems crossing geo-blocks, as it is impossible to control where the exit is.
Leave no trace on devices
There is an easy way to sit down, log on, do your business, and leave without anyone knowing you are there. You can use any computer with an Internet connection and leave no trace on the computer or network using a Linux system called TAILS or The Amnesiac Incognito Live System.
TAILS is designed to be stored on a simple storage device, such as a USB stick that can be plugged into a computer and opened. From there, TAILS loads TOR, unlocks your home system, and lets you do whatever you want. However, since everything comes directly from the flash drive, it’s not creating text messages on your computer. Meanwhile, TOR encryption ensures that everything you do online, including files, emails, and old messages, cannot be tracked. You can keep your digital life in your pocket and no one else will know.
Everything you do online on any computer is stored in this small tool that only you can access. It doesn’t have the power or storage capabilities of an older operating system like Windows, but it’s no secret.