Their spies are literally everywhere you look. Google, the government, and scammers are constantly tracking your online moves. They want to know what you search for, what sites you visit, who you are talking to and what you are talking about.
And it’s shockingly easy to find exactly where you’ve been on the internet for the life of your computer. Your hard drive, even if you clean it up, records everything you’ve ever done and every site you’ve ever visited.
But you can stop the spying. Just by following 4 easy steps, they’ll have no idea who you are or where you’ve been on the internet.
- Stop the spy bots. Google and government spies use ‘cookies’ to track your online movements. But all browsers give you the option of disabling cookies so that you can leave no trace. For Internet Explorer, go to Internet Options>Privacy>Sites. Block Google.com and any other site you feel might be tracking you. You can also enable InPrivacy browsing if you have Explorer 8 or higher. Also, go into Advanced Privacy Settings and click ‘Override automatic cookie handing’ and Block Cookies.
- Browse anonymously. There are services that will let you browse the web completely anonymously. Your computer has its own identity, called your IP address, that carries much of your information with it. Your IP can reveal not just your location, but your age, sex, and even income and home value information. Use services like http://www.hide-my-ip.com/ to cloak your identity and keep your information private.
- Delete Ad tracking software for free. Even when you turn off cookies shady websites can install tracking software on your computer to track your every move. I like to use Spybot Search and Destroy to erase these malicious bots and keep my information and my computer safe.
- Erase your search history. If you have a Google account then they are storing every search you have ever made. Go to https://www.google.com/history/, sign in and then click Remove All Web History.
I would suggest repeating all these steps periodically, even weekly to make sure you are safe from the internet’s prying eyes.