You go online, and you’re tracked. Google keeps records of pretty much everything you do, sell it, manipulate it — anything they want. Here are the tools I use to stop the data collection:
Private and Secure Web Browser
The average web browsing session results in 600 tracking events where the websites are trading information about you and what you’re looking at. The Epic privacy browser is designed to keep your data safe while you’re online. You use Epic instead of using Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer.
Epic also has a built-in VPN that can hide your information from your Internet Service Provider (Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, etc.)
Secure and Private Search Engine
I don’t think I need to remind you how much data you’re giving Google when you use their search engine. Although it is one of the best out there, and you may end up still having to use it from time to time, there is a good, private alternative.
DuckDuckGo doesn’t store any of your personal information, it can be added to Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc. as the default search engine, or you can go there directly to do a search.
You’ll find the DuckDuckGo search engine here. Make sure you scroll down and grab the plugins for your favorite browser.
If you’re using the Epic Privacy Browser they use their own privacy search engine which you can use directly with any browser. You can use Epic’s search engine here.