So you’ve had enough of Google’s domination of the market – maybe it was that one annoying advert that followed you – that demand you read their stupid ‘terms of service’ or the recent scandal where an employee (James Damore) was fired for his ‘diversity memo’. Maybe you just don’t want a big company tracking your phone 24/7 and knowing everything you do or maybe you just want to be free like a Fox.
Step 1: Download Firefox.
www.firefox.com ~ Firefox really has come a long way in the past few years. The default search engine is Yahoo! (which seems very similar to google though uses it’s own technology)
Yahoo! actually feels like Google which I like.
Additionally Firefox will give you the option to copy your data from your previous browser – You can also install Firefox on your phone.
*Other browsers are available like Opera.
DuckDuck Go is a great search engine too – this search engine won’t track you – give it a go! https://duckduckgo.com/
NOTE If you want an even more secure browsing consider Tor. Tor is probably overkill for most users though. 🙂
Step 2. Addons
After you download Firefox you will be given a few options such as ‘Stop sneaky trackers‘ and ‘Improve Video‘ – both of which have features to help prevent ‘certain’ companies tracking you.
Step 3: VPN
If you want extra secure web browsing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) may be for you! A VPN will encrypt your data and make your web activity harder to track. It can be turned on or off with a flick of a switch so it’s very easy to use. VPN’s are generally free though upgrades may cost money.
I personally use Zenmate but many other VPN’s are available like Hide my ass
Did I miss anything? Leave a comment.