Wednesday, April 4, 2012

5 Ways to Keep Your Google Browsing Private

5 Ways to Keep Your Google Browsing Private
By Alicia Eler for

Good stuff like:
  • If you really want to play it safe, don't use Google. Try a search engine like DuckDuckGo, which says up front that it does not track or bubble you.
  • Disconnect.Me believes that a user's personal info should "be treated with respect, that you should be the steward of your digital self, and that you should own your own data." The platform aims to put users back in charge, allowing them to decide who actually does what with their online data. Disconnect.Me is a browser plugin, quickly installed. In Chrome, users can manage it through the Extensions option in the Window menu.
Disconnect.Me is in the media with comments such as this:

CNN “Kennish left Google in November to focus more on programs that empower people to take control of their privacy online.”

“Enter Disconnect, an extension that de-personalizes your browsing without cutting off necessary functionality.”

“Importantly, it keeps users logged into Gmail while keeping their search queries private.”

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