How can you be private and be anonymous online? To get you started, here are a few tools you can use – from browsers to search engines.
There are many reasons why people would want to keep certain actions, interests, and conversations private online. The answer to the above question is highly personal and different for each person. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) provides a comprehensive response as to why many choose to keep their online identity and actions anonymous:
“Many people don’t want the things they say online to be connected with their offline identities. They may be concerned about political or economic retribution, harassment, or even threats to their lives. Whistleblowers report news that companies and governments would prefer to suppress; human rights workers struggle against repressive governments; parents try to create a safe way for children to explore; victims of domestic violence attempt to rebuild their lives where abusers cannot follow.”
There’s a tremendous amount of value in your identity and personal data. When you’re not anonymous or protecting your privacy, you’re in a vulnerable position for: