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The levels of internet privacy

These are some steps that users can take to retain privacy online. These aren't perfect, but aim to strike a balance between privacy and usability.

Level 1

  • Enable Do Not Track in your browser
  • Use a tracker blocking plugin such as Privacy Badger or Ghostery
  • Disable third-party cookies
  • Use the HTTPS Everywhere browser extension

Level 2

Level 1, plus:

  • Use DuckDuckGo in place of Google
  • Use the uBlock Origin browser plugin

Level 3

Levels 1 & 2, plus:

  • Use one browser for sites you log in to (email, social media sites, banks) and Firefox for all other browsing
  • Add the self-destructing cookies plugin to Firefox

Level 4

Levels 1, 2, & 3, plus:

  • Use a VPN service
  • Add the no-script plugin to Firefox, and self select where and when JavaScript will run

Level 5

Just use Tor

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jimmynotjim commented Dec 2, 2016

Signal is a great messaging option for Level 4

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