Pawtech the browser

How to pawtect (fine.. protect) your browser

Chrome. Safari. Firefox. Explorer.

First, test how safe your current browser is with Panopticlick and cover your camera!

Browser Privacy Settings - Do Not Track and Private Browsing Windows

DO NOT TRACK

Chrome > Settings > Show Advanced Settings > > Privacy > Send “Do Not Track” request with your browser traffic

Firefox > Options > Privacy > manage your Do Not Track settings

Safari > Menu > Preferences > Privacy > Website tracking > Ask websites not to track me

Explorer > Tools (Alt + X) > Safety > Turn on tracking protection > Enable

Alternative Browsers and Search Engines

  • Brave is a browser which automatically blocks ads and trackers

  • Tor is a browsing software that enables you to surf the web anonymously

  • DuckDuckGo is a private search engine that does not track its users

  • StartPage is a private search engine that does not record your IP address or track your searches

Incognito Mode (Chrome)

  • Incognito mode on the web prevents Google Chrome from saving a record of what you visit and download.

  • Customise and control Google Chrome > New incognito window

  • Or hold down: Ctrl + Shift + N

New Private Window (Firefox)

  • New Private Window opens a private browsing window in Firefox.

  • Open menu > New Private Window

  • Or hold down: Ctrl + Shift + P

New Private Window (Safari)

  • New Private Window stops Safari from keeping track of what web pages you're viewing.

  • File menu > New Private Window

  • Or hold down: Command + Shift + N

InPrivate

  • InPrivate helps prevent Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session.

  • Tools > Safety > InPrivate Browsing

  • Or hold down: Ctrl + Shift + P

Use a VPN

  • A VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, is a way of disguising your IP and encrypting all of your internet traffic so that no one can find out what you’re viewing online.

  • Free VPN: OkayFreedom (please note: the free version of OkayFreedom is ad-supported) TunnelBear

Tor

The Tor Browser is designed to help keep you anonymous and is a simple yet effective way of browsing the internet without revealing your identity to anyone.

Download it here.

Browser Extensions

Browser extensions (Add-ons\/plug ins), are programs which extend or customise a web browser. Extensions can be used to protect your privacy by blocking third parties from tracking your online activity. WARNING: Extensions can also be malicious examples.

Erasing your browsing history

  • Chrome > History > Clear browsing data

  • Firefox > Options > Privacy > History

  • Recommended PC Cleaners:

  • CCleaner

  • BleachBit

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