How to Keep Privacy on the Internet (Hint: You Don’t Do It with a VPN)

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How to Keep Privacy on the Internet (Hint: You Don’t Do It with a VPN)

Are you tired of the lack of privacy on the internet with the likes of Google being able to predict what you are thinking about before you even think of it?

That’s how much, platforms like Google, know about you, and how advanced their data collection systems are. 

If you want to know how to keep privacy on the internet so that:

  1. People don’t access your accounts
  2. Nor do they know what you are up to
  3. And so the likes of Google don’t know what you are thinking of

…Then this is the post that will change your privacy on the internet, whether an individual or a company.

Privacy on the Internet Starts with Better Passwords

This is the most basic privacy tip that can be given, yet one that isn’t applied enough.

How to Keep Privacy on the Internet

In 2016, a service called CashCrate had 6.8 million records leaked. It turned out that 86% of the passwords that people were using were already leaked before through other leaks. That’s how little variations of passwords we use.

We get it. Long passwords are annoying and sometimes hard to remember. But privacy on the internet starts with protecting your accounts. As regardless of what precautions you take if you have an easy password to guess, you are risking exposure. 

Our suggestion for improving your password? Think of 2-3 objects that are in your room. It doesn’t have to be hard, but if it’s uncommon, it makes it safe. 

Don’t Use a VPN

If you never heard of VPN services, VPN services are virtual private networks. They are commonly advertised as means for privacy on the internet.

Why are we saying that you shouldn’t use VPN services for privacy on the internet so?

Don't use a VPN

It’s not that VPN services aren’t worth using as they do certainly aid in privacy on the internet with the likes of encryption (which can protect your messages) and an IP change. They are overall a great option for unblocking entertainment, but it’s just VPN services advertise what they cannot deliver on, with that being privacy.

Changing your IP mixed with encryption isn’t enough to keep privacy on the internet.

That’s because browser fingerprinting, which is the process of your web browsers (websites and plugins too) collecting different types of data on you that can be compiled to identify you online, even if you change your IP, exists.

A VPN will change your IP, which is important for privacy on the internet, but without all the other trackers being changed to, you can be identified anyway.

That’s why a VPN just isn’t going to be enough even though the marketing of VPN services would suggest otherwise.

Luckily, there is a way to eliminate browser fingerprinting.

How to Eliminate Browser Fingerprinting to Keep Privacy on the Internet 

Don’t want any web browser, site, or an internet app to collect any data that be used to identify you or to track your activities on the internet? You need to be able to fool every single tracker that collects data on you. And whether it’s your screen resolution or the fonts you most frequently use.

That’s the only way to do it, and the only way that you can ensure you have as much privacy on the internet as possible, as even if you were to reject the conditions of every site, they are still going to collect data.

And that’s where Kameleo comes in as a tool that allows you to spoof all those trackers by providing them with information that isn’t real. For instance, you can make a website think that you are in a different country using a Windows 8 device with Chrome. While in reality, you are using a Windows 10 device with Firefox.

To keep privacy on the internet, you need to have control over every single piece of trackable data, such as even the fonts you use, and Kameleo gives you that control.

Here’s how Kamaelo works:

How to Keep Privacy on the Internet
  1. Press on New Profile.
  2. Select your desired Device Type, OS version, System Language, Browser Product, and Browser Version.
  3. Press Search and select your desired option.
  4. Do some Profile Fine Tuning and select your Profile Fine Canvas settings. There you can select your screen resolution or get into things that more advanced such as Canvas Spoofing.
  5. Press Next and select Profile Proxy Settings.
  6. Lastly, adjust your Font and Plugins Settings, and press on Launch Web Browser.
How to Keep Privacy on the Internet

Since browser fingerprinting is so complex with so many different tracking possibilities, there’s a lot of settings to go through. But you can always press on Quick Profile in our app if you don’t want to go through all these settings right now.

Tip: Whenever you click on an option, Kameleo will show you what it’s for. There’s a lot of options to choose from, so we try to make it as easy as possible for you.

Change Your Details Often

Regardless of what efforts you take to keep privacy on the internet, whether you use Kameleo or not, there’s always going to be something out of your control. 

As far as privacy on the internet, data leaks are the biggest problem out of your control.

If you have an account on a site with sensitive content and there’s a data leak/breach which there is a significant possibility of, your content is at risk, regardless of your password.

Have I been pwned

However, there are measures that you can take to minimalize the impact of a data breach.

A site called Have I Been Pwned is able to check which of your accounts have been compromised in a data leak. Search for your email there. If your email is in the database of breaches, you can know which passwords you need to change before someone accesses your account.

This Is How to Keep Privacy on the Internet

A great password is a base for privacy. But most importantly, use Kameleo to spoof all trackers as otherwise, you are identifiable. 

Of course, none of these tips will prevent someone from sending a message you sent to someone else. Other than that, if you follow these tips, you are keeping the highest level of privacy on the internet, possible.

And if you found this post useful, make sure to check out our blog to learn more about browser fingerprinting and internet safety.

Kameleo Team
Kameleo Team

Our team consists of IT security experts, professional developers, and privacy enthusiasts who always searching better ways for browser fingerprint protection and developing innovative tools for browser automation and web scraping.