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Dumping Facebook? If you really want online privacy, here are the tools you need

As the scope of Facebook’s user data leak scandal continues to expand, with official government probes of the company in the United States, Britain and the European Union, privacy has become a much bigger topic among internet users. Everyone likes free stuff. But the reality online, as in the physical world, is that getting things without paying generally means giving something up.

Facebook is far from the only company out there keeping obsessive track of what you do online. There are numerous businesses built on keep tabs on people’s internet activities and then selling that information to the highest bidder.