March 28, 2012

How to Browse the Web Anonymously

Neil Rubenking, PC Magazine

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On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog, but every website you visit knows where you live. Sites can learn an amazing amount of information about you. Much of the time you may not care, but there are those occasions when you'd rather keep your identity cloaked. There's a lot you can do to browse the Web without revealing your personal details.

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TAGGED: privacy, internet


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