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How to browse safely?

Just curious. What are the best practices and tools you use for safe Internet browsing? How to stay away from spywares, adwares etc? Update: For my work, I use Internet Explorer on Windows and ...
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How do I block myself from time-eating websites?

I want to block my Mac (running Snow Leopard) at work from accessing sites like Facebook and reddit. there are browser extensions, but I'm worried about security – I get nervous allowing them to ...
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Can deleted history from Chrome be accessed?

I received a question from a co-worker recently about whether a manual delete of all browsing history, cookies, etc. from Google Chrome History can nevertheless be accessed by any software after the ...
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What are the benefits of using a proxy?

I know students and employees use them to get by web filters. But what else? I hear about "privacy and security" but I can never find anything really explaining it. I did see one link that said it ...
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Redirect specific url requests to local site

Is there a specific way to redirect requests for a specific URL from a browser to a local site or location?e.g. setting a Firewall or some OS rule to redirect a request for the jQuery lib to a ...
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How do I prevent a web page from directly embedding data from other external sites?

I browse with Firefox and 50% of the time, I am behind a proxy. The proxy firewall blocks certain sites including Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. I am unable to obtain a complete list of blocked ...