Tired of being constantly policed on the internet
Are you tired of being tracked by search engines and your browser
? Are you tired of having all your virtual actions recorded and stored
? Do you want a minimum of privacy in your searches, messages and transactions
FIRST SOLUTION : DUCKDUCKGO
Stop using Google and choose DuckDuckGo instead. Unlike other search engines that track you and record every click you make, DuckDuckGo's search engine preserves your privacy and does not store any personal information.
To use DuckDuckGo, click HERE
SECOND SOLUTION : VPN
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an encrypted "tunnel" that connects you to an intermediary server and thus hides your geographical location while modifying your IP address. You can thus give the illusion of being connected from anywhere on the planet.
To download ProtonVpn, click HERE
THIRD SOLUTION : THE TOR BROWSER
Unlike traditional browsers, such as Chrome, Opera, Firefox or Edge, Tor scrambles the tracks by making you pass through a random network of 3 remote computers. The difference is that with a VPN you can choose your exit server, whereas with Tor the network is completely unpredictable and changes with each connection.
To download Tor, go HERE
FOURTH SOLUTION : PROTONMAIL
The ultra-secure Protonmail email service is based in Switzerland and therefore benefits from Swiss privacy laws. The emails are encrypted from end to end, which makes them unreadable by malicious third parties.
To download Protonmail, click HERE
Are there any drawbacks to these protection systems?
DuckDuckGo and Protonmail have no disadvantages whatsoever when used on a daily basis.
On the other hand, a VPN can cause tiny slowdowns, and Tor causes much more visible slowdowns, which is normal since it makes you go through 3 successive servers taken at random on the planet!
Another disadvantage is the blocking of certain messaging systems or social networks which, no longer recognising your usual IP address, will take you for an intruder and ask you to identify yourself. For example Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook or Facebook will block you instantly.
To get around this problem, you just have to choose the same "fake" ip address on your VPN, so you will always be recognized. However, with Tor this choice is impossible. It cannot be used with the above-mentioned sites, unless you re-identify yourself at each connection.
Ideally, you should also ban Windows (which is known to be riddled with spyware) and adopt free systems such as Linux, but this is not easy to implement.
So even without installing a VPN or Tor, you'll already have a good level of privacy by just using DuckduckGo and communicating through Protonmail. But a VPN or Tor (or both combined) will give you unbreakable protection.
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