| By Fred Langa |
When asked, “What do you do to protect your personal privacy?” you answered!
The e-mails poured in for this special issue, and here are some of the very best privacy-related tips, techniques, and tools recommended by your fellow readers.
But first, thanks to everyone who wrote in! The tips were wonderfully diverse. Some were full of detail. Others were just a line or two of core information. But all were worth reading!
In fact, there were more great tips than can fit into one issue. That’s no problem: reader e-mails are always the heart of this column, and more of these tips will appear in future issues.
Although this is a special issue, all normal advice and cautions still apply: make a backup before doing system maintenance, select tips that match your level of knowledge and expertise, and so on. The opinions and recommendations expressed by the contributors are, of course, their own.
To save space in the text, I linked product names to the appropriate informational pages on the software publishers’ sites. For your safety, none of the links below directly initiates a software download or an install.
Ten tips for better browser privacy
This special issue meshed perfectly with a massive online-privacy project undertaken by reader Bob Primak.
- “Hi, Fred! Strange that you should ask about privacy tips. I was just researching a presentation for a local computer-user group. Here are a few privacy tips for Chrome 11, Firefox 4, and Internet Explorer 9.