Protecting Your Web Privacy

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					Protecting Your Web Privacy

Maintaining your privacy while surfing the Internet has become almost
impossible to be honest. With all the laws written to control the
Internet, and a huge expansion of social media and networks, and search
engine capabilities to track our every move, there really is no way to
keep other people knowing what you are doing online. You can take a
number of measures, however, to keep yourself protected online.

A popular way to maintain the security of the Internet is by using
browser extensions. You can use some extensions for permanent connection
to HTTPS, as well as find out who is watching your surfing behavior.
Also, it is advisable to make sure that you avoid obstacles and
advertising, cookies, and other programs that adhere to whatever you are
doing on the Internet.

You can achieve a higher level of privacy on the Internet and by masking
your IP-address in the form of proxy. Providers usually track the surfing
behavior of its customers and, therefore, the connection to the site
through a proxy server stores this information private. All that the
provider sees that you are connected to a proxy, they can not control
online activity. Using the proxy server extension can also help you to
see the content of the region and to further reduce bandwidth costs.

Virtual private networks, VPN, or is it an amazing way to increase your
online privacy. Such networks are easy to use and provide the utmost in
safety. VPN, usually not free services, but most of them are very
reasonable. Very often, VPN from another country to work, just to avoid
having to deal with the provisions of some other countries. There are a
number of advantages worth noting one because most mobile devices and
phones can be used with VPN these days. Also, if you have special
requirements of high sensitivity privacy, VPN are made specifically for
your requirements can be used.

VPN or proxy server is a very effective way to increase security in the
network, but they can not be for you. There are, however, some very
useful and simple steps you can take to increase your online privacy.
When it comes to safety, always use encryption and connect via HTTPS, and
make a very strong password security. He also suggested the use of a
powerful firewall and anti-virus software to help keep your computer
safe. Above all, however, is to use common sense when online, it is
in fact, the best tool in the Internet suite of tools, given that most of
the privacy issues arise from reducing your protection in social
networks, not because of problems with the software or hardware.

If you can not choose between a web proxy and VPN, make sure you read
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