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Topic - Safe web browsing:

We have prepared a "series to continue". We will focus on one topic each time. No theory, just tips, tricks & tutorials and tools that I use myself. Most of these will be opensource.

  1. Don't store passwords in your browser, turn off auto-fill of personal information.
  2. Keep your browser updated and remove unnecessary add-ons/extensions.
  3. Use a browser that doesn't spy on you too much. Good candidates are Brave(*1) or Firefox(*2). You can also use Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but with a few add-ons installed, the spying won't be so hot.
  4. Set your default browser search to a search engine that doesn't track you, such as DuckDuckGo(*3) - the search results will be slightly worse than on Google.
  5. Do not visit any sites that are not secured by HTTPS (lock icon)
  6. Block tracking and possibly ads using browser extensions - Privacy Badger (*4) or uBlock (*5).
  7. Regularly delete cookies, temporary files and cache. You can use extensions such as Cookie-Auto-Delete (*6) to delete them automatically.
  8. Consider using Decentraleyes (*7) to reduce the number of trackable Content Delivery Network (CDN) requests.
  9. Consider splitting up individual browsing areas (e.g. work, social, shopping, etc.) to reduce tracking. This can be done with Firefox containers or perhaps by using browser profiles.
  10. Test your browser settings using the Panopticlick tool (*8).

Want anonymity? Here you go.
- For anonymous browsing, use Tor Browser (*9) and don't log in to any of your personal accounts!

(*1) https://brave.com/
(*2) https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/exp/firefox/new
(*3) https://duckduckgo.com/
(*4) https://privacybadger.org/
(*5) https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
(*6) https://github.com/Cookie-AutoDelete/Cookie-AutoDelete
(*7) https://decentraleyes.org/
(*8) https://coveryourtracks.eff.org/
(*9) https://www.torproject.org/

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