Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

13 Security and Privacy Tips for the Truly Paranoid

13 Security and Privacy Tips for the Truly Paranoid
The Strongest Security Measures

The Internet age has given new meaning to the old saying, "Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you."

Corporations large and small are eagerly sucking up data regarding browsing habits and purchasing preferences, the Justice Department is logging journalists' phone calls, and every week we hear of new ways that the NSA is spying on the entire Internet.

However, if privacy and security are more important to you than convenience, here are a few tips from the pros about how to keep the snoopers at bay.

Best of all, none of these solutions requires you to wear a tinfoil hat. 

See more See less
Ask a Category Expert

Create a new thread in the Streaming Video & TVs forum about this subject

Example: Notebook, Android, SSD hard drive

Display 3 comments.
This thread is closed for comments
  • 2 Hide
    Chrisp114 , September 16, 2013 5:22 PM
    If you really care about privacy, then you shouldn't be using facebook, google, or any of the other sites that violate our privacy. It turns out that privacy really does matter. This is why I use sites like Ravetree, DuckDuckGo, and HushMail. They protect my privacy and don't treat me like a product.
  • 2 Hide
    SGI , November 3, 2013 8:30 AM
    The "Get an iPhone"-advice it bullsh*t, Yes Apple might have better app security, but due to the closed nature of its platform, it might as well send your data directly to the people you don't want it to have. At least with Android you might be able to customize it to lock it down a bit.

    I don't understand Fortis Liberum Vir's comment, but I do agree with 'Don't even own a cellphone' (if you value your privacy). It is not that you _can_ be tracked, but you _are_ tracked.
  • 0 Hide
    sandy789 , December 27, 2013 6:17 PM
    we must pay more attention to personal data security, even though it's stored in our own PC.
    Some even don't beware of the importance of data security.In order to prevent our data being stolen or breached by others,we'd better lock it with useful encryption program
    ( have used such kind of software for years, and it seems work well. As for those who really care about privacy, you need to use flash drive protection software and folder protection software to lock files stored in flash drives or PCs.
Tom’s guide in the world
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • UK
Follow Tom’s guide
Subscribe to our newsletter
  • add to twitter
  • add to facebook
  • ajouter un flux RSS