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.
Photo by Jorge Franganillo.
Skip Incognito/Private Browsing and Really Leave No Trace
Pick Better Security Questions
Set Up BitTorrent for Private Downloading
Know Your Google Settings
Know How to Travel Without Being Spied On
Know Where You Stand With Facebook at a Glance
Run Your Browser Through a Proxy
Stay Available on Facebook Without Really Being In It
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.