Given the widespread tracking of our online activities by commercial organisations, hackers and governments the concept of privacy might seem like a quaint idea. The truth is that the state of internet privacy is extremely poor and a pale imitation of the real thing. But that said there are plenty of steps that can be taken to improve your privacy. You don’t need to follow all of the steps listed below but even adopting one or two could significantly enhance your privacy and boost your anonymity.
No you’re not paranoid’ your computer activities may be monitored. There’s a wealth of third party spying software now commercially available that can be stealthily downloaded onto your computer. If you do have suspicions that your computer is being monitored you can soon find out by following the simple steps below.
If you find your mobile phone draining battery life or your data usage rockets skywards, these could be signs of snooping. Here’s how to tell if you’re being spied on.
If you want rigorous network protection check out the tips below. You’ll learn all about VPNs, which ones are the most suitable for your needs and how to set up a VPN as well as really useful links.
Tips for staying safe on public Wi-Fi
The Internet browser you use, your every click, website review, and online purchase can be collected, analysed and stored. Here are our 8 tips to protect your privacy online.