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How to browse the web really anonymously

I’ve seen a lot of articles on the web about how to browse the web while keeping your privacy. By that I mean, nobody knows who you are, what you are browsing, no history kept, no temporary files remaining on the machine. Most of the articles on the web are created to make advertising to some VPN products. What is the solution? I think that the only solution is to use Tor, more specifically, the Tor Browser. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked. Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS, or GNU/Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable). There is no other solution… VPN is just a part of the solution. In the end, the VPN provider records every single action you make online. By setting (temporarily) the…


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Security checklist for “Back to school”

The summer closes to end soon and we know that the next thing to happen is: children go back to school. Parents are always concerned (for good reasons) for what and how their children will do, and since a couple of years they have other concerns. Their children have smartphones, multiple online identities – parents are worrying about the security of these physical and digital assets. Thinking of this, I created this checklist which parents and children (and not only) can easily go through and  easily improve their security. Mobile devices –          Password/PIN protect your laptop, smartphone, tablet For laptops, use a good strong password. Learn here how to make one. For smartphones and tablets, even if it is recommended to enter a password as well, sometimes is not very easy to enter a complex password. This is why you should enter a PIN. Don’t even think of 1234 or such. Think of a number that makes sense for you so that you can remember it. Please don’t write it on the back of the device. –          Encrypt your device Most devices support encrypting the internal and external storage either natively or with an external app. Doing so has the…


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