More Private Browsing with Tor

by wota

Posted on 2020-07-23

otaku image by wota More Private Browsing with Tor

Ok, so the other day, I was talking about some browser and extension settings which prevent you from getting "infected" by unwanted malwares or spywares when browsing internet. Also shared some search engine option (duckduckgo) which does not track your online activities like Google does. and I mentioned about Tor though did not say anything about it on the post(please read if you have not read it yet). and so I wanted to share about it.

First of all, 

What is Tor?

Tor hides your IP address from the sites you visit, by routing your browsing through several Tor servers before it reaches your destination. These connections are encrypted, so your ISP or employer can't see which sites you're visiting either. 
 (from its page on brave)

*ISP is Internet Service Provider. They track your online activities as well.

With Tor, DuckDuckGo is the default search engine therefore, you could simply type whatever you are looking for into URL bar on the top.

This is by far the best way to keep yourself private online.  Say Incognito mode on Google Chrome, and other Private Browsing are not private from ISP and you could easily imagine Google might be potential tracking still...

There are some down side using Tor as well such as Tor can slow down browsing and some sites might not work at all.

So if you have already slow internet speed and do not really care too much about privacy, this one is not for you.

It would be still good to know how internet works in terms of security and privacy.

Here is how to use it.  I will explain my favorite 2 steps explanation.

  1. Get Brave browser (https://brave.com/download/)
  2. Open Private Window like I explain in the previous post, then Open Tor by Command+alt+N (if you are windows user, simply replace Command with Control)

That's it! You will be seeing the same image as this post's top image :)

Now Enjoy your privacy!

#tor  #internet security  #privacy  #private browsing  #internet privacy  #brave browser  
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