Real Online Privacy for Beginners: 60+ Essential Tips and Warnings

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Companies and governments are spying on you all over the internet and beyond. We have all kinds of tips to help you reclaim your privacy online!

Every year, we lose a little bit more of what little online privacy we have left. Our activities are tracked from site to site, and it doesn’t matter where you live because nobody is safe from these prying eyes—unless you know how to protect yourself.

Don’t want your internet activity tracked? Creeped out by the idea of corporations listening in on your conversations? Tired of shady businesses profiting off of your personal information? Here’s what you need to know, and do!

Understanding Basic Online Privacy

If you’ve never quite “bought into” the idea or importance of online privacy, we don’t blame you. It can often sound like exaggerated and unnecessary paranoia over nothing! We recommend checking out these introductory articles:

Online Privacy While Browsing the Web

These days, the moment you connect to the internet, you start leaving traces of who you are and what you’ve done with every single action. Protecting your privacy is hard, but not impossible:

Online Privacy on Social Media

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Social media companies are some of the worst offenders when it comes to privacy violations. Most of them rely on your personal info to turn a buck—and no one is looking out for you, so you need to look out for yourself:

We have several articles specifically written for better privacy on Facebook. Given how flippant the company has been regarding personal information on their social network, we highly recommend heeding these tips if you still use Facebook:

Don’t neglect your personal privacy on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook:

WhatsApp has also been a recurring subject of privacy-related issues. If you’re a regular WhatsApp user, here are a few things you need to know:

Online Privacy and Online Dating

Online Privacy via VPNs

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One of the best ways to protect your personal privacy online is to use a virtual private network (VPN). Don’t worry, VPNs are a lot simpler and easier to use than it sounds. Here’s what you need to know:

Online Privacy and Your Emails

Don’t want others peeking at your emails? Want to send emails that can’t be traced back to you? Here are the tips you need:

Online Privacy and Your Devices

Privacy tips for your computer:

Privacy tips for your smartphone:

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