Top Privacy Tweaks You Should Know About

Top Privacy Tweaks You Should Know About

With all the talk lately about Facebook’s flawed privacy systems, it’s a good time to consider what you’re making available elsewhere on the web and on your system. These settings tweaks and setups make your web life a little less public.

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Skip Incognito/Private Browsing and Really Leave No Trace

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Pick Better Security Questions

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Set Up BitTorrent for Private Downloading

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Know Your Google Settings

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Know How to Travel Without Being Spied On

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Know Where You Stand With Facebook at a Glance

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Run Your Browser Through a Proxy

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Stay Available on Facebook Without Really Being In It

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What steps have you taken recently to bolster your own web or desktop privacy? What would you like to fix, but need some pointers on doing so? Let’s hash it all out in the comments.

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