Ten Ways You Can Hide Your Online Identity

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Would you like to be a little bit more anonymous when surfing the Web? You can be with the following simple tips that will help you hide your identity online.

Why is this important? More people than ever before in history are going online, and with that, there are increasingly more security concerns. It's smart and makes sense to take time to learn more cautious Web browsing habits.

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Anonymous Web Surfing


Be invisible on the Web with anonymous surfing. Learn about anonymous surfing, what anonymous surfing is, why you might be interested in surfing anonymously, how much information is easily learned about you via your Web surfing habits, anonymous proxies and services, and more. 

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Hide Your Search Habits


 Don't want anyone seeing what you're searching for? Search engines (and other people that use your computer) can and do keep records of searches - here's a few ways you can keep your searching history private.

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Avoid Intrusive Registrations


 Don't want companies to know your information? If you're as tired as I am of sites forcing you to go through registration just to view their content, then BugMeNot is for you. It's easy to use and makes life much simpler, not to mention it's a good guard of your online privacy and enables you to surf anonymously.

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Use a Junk Email Account To Handle Signups


 For many years now, every time I absolutely have to give my email address online, I've used a fake, temporary, or junk email address that I don't mind being filled up with spam. For instance, say you want to sign up for a contest and don't want your "real" email addy spammed; well, you just get an email address for that contest and that contest only.

There are plenty of places you can grab a free, anonymous, secure email account from on the Web.

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Use RSS To Hide Your Tracks


 Instead of flitting all over the Web to visit your favorite sites, you can hide your tracks a bit better with the anonymous power of RSS technology - you'd be surprised at how much you can do with RSS.

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Protect Yourself From Dangerous Malware

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One of the easiest ways for you to get tracked online is through malicious software applications (malware) that watch what your computer is doing. You can get rid of these with free spyware removal tools. 

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Practice Common Sense Web Safety


 A lot of the traps that people get caught in online could be avoided with some common sense Web safety. Use a Safe Search Checklist to keep yourself from being tracked online.

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Upgrade Your Facebook and Social Media Privacy Settings


 Facebook, the world's most popular social networking site, has made a lot of changes to its privacy policy, and most of them are not beneficial to the average user. They're complicated, difficult to understand and even harder to change, and can potentially compromise your safety online. Learn how to change your Facebook privacy settings quickly, easily, and safely.

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Online Privacy: You Are In Charge


 Never underestimate the power you have to make sure your safety online is not compromised. For more information, I invite you to peruse the following articles:

How to Get Rid of Spyware: There are plenty of free software tools you can download to make sure you're protected while on the Web. 

Never Fall For An Online Hoax Again!: We've all come across stuff that seems to good to be true in our surfing travels, right? How can you be sure that what you're looking at is the real deal? Learn how to check out a hoax and keep yourself from falling for a hoax on the Web.

What is Spoofing?: Spoofing is something that Web searchers need to watch out for. Learn more about spoofing at the Lifewire.com glossary of Web search terms.

User Privacy and Search Engines: Ever wonder what a search engine policy really looks like? Learn how these policies affect you as a searcher.