Some tips

On the other pages we give you some advices to protect your datas from your ISP.
But they're not the only threat for your privacy.
Here are some other tips to protect it online.

Use Brave, the futurist and outisder browser

You've probably heard of Brave, made by the founder of Javascript - he previously worked for Mozilla, that makes Firefox browser.
Brave is a privacy-focused browser, with an adblocker included, so the browsing is very fast. Then it's based on Chromium (so it's compatible with Chrome extensions), an open-source (everybody can check the source code) software, which is used by almost every famous browser, excepting Firefox and Safari. But the main advantage comes from the vision of the web of Brave : internet should be free but also privacy-friendly !
To solve this "problem", they made a whole system of ads that respects user's privacy. When a user sees an ad, he will get some token, that he can give to his favourite internet creators (youtuber, webmaster, developper ...)
By the way if you download and use brave I'll get some of these tokens. It's an affiliate link that rewards me with a token created to protect privacy life and make a better internet ... pretty cool !

You could also use Firefox

THE open-source browser by Mozilla.
Firefox has good performances, Mozilla team has a long history, it always fought for privacy.
Today it's loosing its fight against Chrome.

And yes, Firefox is blocking trackers but it doesn't come up with an alternative, unlike Brave.

But it still remains a good alternative.
You can download Firefox here.

We can't protect you from people behind you

It seems stupid but it's the source of a lot of troubles. Almost any software can protect you against people around you. The best solution is maybe to buy an anti-spy screen protector.
You can easily find some in little shop, don't feed the giants we're trying to fight ;) (Yes, I dont't put any affiliate link here because it wouldn't be logical - even if I could earn some money...)

Don't be stupid !

If you try to protect your datas from some giants but you're giving them all your infos we can't do anything for you !
When possible, don't be logged in, when it's not necessary.
Don't share all your life on social networks, because the infos you give them will become their properties.
Try, as possible, to use alternatives.

You're search engine is probably Google.
The first solution would be to try to use Qwant or DuckduckGo (because they are hybrid search engine, unlike all the meta-search engine like Lilo, Ecosia, Startpage ...).
But you may have to go back to Google.
Then we will help you to reduce the amount of datas you're giving them.
The first thing to do, even before changing you IP adress, is to logout from your Google account (if you're logged in, all the following advices will be useless).
Then change you IP, with a ProtonVPN for example.


We hear a lot about them, but what are they and are they dangerous for privacy ?


Cookies aren't a bad thing !
Cookies are datas stored in your browser.
It can be very useful for websites so they can remember some of your actions (they can avoid to show you some options every time you go on their website because they know, thanks to cookies, you previously checked "don't show me again").
The problem with privacy comes when a website includes trackers from other website (like Facebook, Google etc ) inside themselves.
Nowadays, most of the websites uses Google and/or Facebook cookies, to show relevant ads for example.
Thanks to these cookies, compagnies that make this cookies can know your activity on the web, even if you're not using their website.
Nowadays cookies are becoming obsolete, because they are limited (in terms of storage) and have some security issues. Web Storage and IndexedDB are the new - and best - alternatives to cookies.

How to protect yourself against these cookies ?

In the modern browser you can choose to block third-party cookies.
It means it will block every cookies on a website that doesn't belong to this website.
Very rarely, it can cause some problem(s) to the websites you're visiting, you can try to temporarly allow all cookies to see if it fixes your problem.


That will help you to protect your datas.


An adblocker

I use uBlock, open-source and without scandale - unlike adblock. It will speed up your internet navigation by blockings ads and trackers !


Privacy Badger

An open-source addon that will automatically detect tools that are the most used among the websites you're visiting.
Unlike traditionnal blockers, PB will automatically analyze and block any tracker you're facing. Even the process is automatic, you can fully customize it, to allow, allow without cookies (so it can execute but not remember infos) or block any external ressource.
You can download it here.
UPDATE : since their update, trackers are listed in a regularly updated databse; but you can still choose to make PB learn from the websites you're visiting.


Google/Facebook container

These open-source addons will isolate Facebook and Google when you're on their website so it won't be able to communicate with the other websites. 


HTTPS Everywhere

An open-source from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Tor project that will automatically encrypt your connection to websites, if they allow it but do not encrypt your connection by default. It can protect you against HTTP session hijacking attacks. It's included by default in Brave Browser*.

Some other way to protect your anonymity online

Even if, most of the time, the IP (you can change it thanks to ProtonVPN or Tor) is used to identify unlogged user, other infos can also be used to do that: it is called your fingerprint.
You can see infos than can be retrieved from your browser and see if your fingerprint is unique :


Your screen

That's why Tor browser windows size is different every time you open it.


Your OS, your browser, some of your PC caracteristic, ...

These tell a lot on who you are.


Even the speed of your typing

Yes, it seems crazy, but it's used, sometimes, to track you !

Use open-source softwares

Since we can't look at private software code, it's difficult to know if they're collecting datas.
An open-source software will less likely collect your datas because if someone is analysing the code and reveals it's sending datas it could be a scandal and ruin the software's reputation.

To find an open-soure software, you can search "open source + name of the private software" (e.g. "open source excel") or "open source + type of software" (e.g. open source movie editor"). You'll see article presenting softwares. Then you just have to check the license (it should be here) and you can start using it !

If you need some piece of advice you can contact me, I'll do my best to help you !

Use an open-source Operating System

System like Windows or macOS, that aren't open-source (or that are partially open-source) can't be trusted since we don't know the information they are collecting.

Linux is a kernel and, according to people, designate the distributions based on this kernel.
It's open-source.
They are linux distributions for almost every body.
My favourite one is Linux Mint. I use it personnally, it has a beautiful interface, and it's one of the most used distrib. They have a good community of users.
If you want a linux looking like Windows 10 I'd recommand LinuxFX / WinFX.
If you want a system looking like MacOS I'd recommand Ubuntu Budgie.
Those 3 distributions are base on Ubuntu, itself based on Debian, that i use for my professional work.

To install Linux (beside or instead of your actual system) you can follow tutorial on Youtube (risky, remember to make a backup before doing anything) or asking someone (a relative, an association or a professional) to do this.


If you want to do some secret stuff, Whonix is maybe the best way.
It's pretty complex and not for an everyday-use but i recommand it for specific searches !
It's a whole Virtual Machine that you can execute with softwares like Virtualbox., available for most of the PC's OS.
It comes with Tor, software anonymizing your keystroak, and a lot of other softwares to protect your anonymity.

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