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Internet Safety 101: Here's How To Browse The Internet Anonymously And Avoid Cyber Criminals

Last updated Tuesday, November 22, 2022 17:28 ET

Internet Safety 101: Here's How To Browse The Internet Anonymously And Avoid Cyber Criminals

New York, 11/22/2022 / SubmitMyPR /

Nothing is more devastating than geo-restrictions on academic links. What if you urgently need a document for your paper but you can’t access it given your specific IP address? Anonymity on the internet is crucial for students to wade through restrictions on educational resources. Moreover, online anonymity also helps one to steer clear of the unwanted snooping activities over the web. Commercial websites are always tracking IP addresses and online behaviors to send tailored ads. It’s never fun having your inbox cramming with unwanted advertisements and spam. However, there are certain hacks to stay anonymous while browsing the internet. You can also find more details here.

Stop/deny location requests on your browser

I’m sure you have seen sites asking for permission to access your location. This is the first part of many businesses lead tracking campaigns. If you want to maintain anonymity online, simply deny the permission each time you receive a pop-up. Here’s how you can disable location requests on Chrome, Firefox and Safari:

Chrome - Go to Preferences, followed by Settings and then Advanced Settings. Then, click on Content Settings and select disallow tracking.

Firefox - Type “about:config” in your URL bar. Next type “geo-enabled”. Then, double click and disable the location permission.

Safari - Go to Preferences and then Privacy. In privacy you can disable the location services.

Use anonymous private web browsers

You can also use anonymous private web browsers to maintain anonymity over the web. There are a host of private browsers which assure complete anonymity that you can use while accessing geo-restricted links. These web browsers will safeguard your location, personal data, browser history as well as online messages.

Use VPN services

VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are one of the easiest solutions to browse the internet anonymously. The best part about a VPN service is that it can hide your IP address in just seconds. VPNs camouflage your actual IP with another IP so that nobody can access your real IP. This way, you can easily access web content that is restricted to your original IP address. Moreover, VPNs also assure secure web browsing as it protects you with robust encryption.

Clear cookies

Websites use cookies to follow you all across the web. Cookies track your online behavior and websites use the data to send you tailored-ads. You can stop this snooping altogether by erasing 3rd party cookies from your browser. There are cookie cleaner software programs to help you remove the cookies. You can also install anti-tracker plugins. Ensure you get a comparative survey on 2-3 potential anti-tracker plugins before you make the final selection.

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