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1answer
80 views

What does my internet provider know about my online activities?

What does my internet service provider know about my online activites in these cases? plain server (www, ftp, whatever) connection and provider's DNS secured (e.g. TLS) server connection and ...
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2answers
45 views

What servers can be safely blocked when surfing the internet?

So I finally got a firewall for my Mac. First of all I was shocked to see how many connections are being established during regular internet browsing (especially by Google Chrome). Surfing a typical ...
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1answer
301 views

How does the TOR-browser-bundle work and how can I make it work

I'm currently using the Tor browser-bundle. I know, that it uses the TOR-software. But I'd really like to know, how the browser-bundle and TOR basically works and how I'm able to install it properly ...
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2answers
148 views

Is there a way one can use a secure/encrypted network (VPN) without their ISP knowing they're using it? [closed]

And if that's not possible, is there another way one can surf the web securely and anonymously (Nobody - not even the ISP - sees which sites they visit, who they email, what they download. That sort ...
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1answer
159 views

How to use internet anonymously [closed]

Let's say someone has decided to track my internet actively. He knows my email and Skype id. How do I work on internet securely? What kind of software do I need to cover my tracks? Also how to prevent ...
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3answers
1k views

Used the internet and deleted history (Internet Explorer). Can anyone find out still that I used it? What can they still find out?

As the question states: I used the internet on a shared machine and deleted history (Internet Explorer), which deletes all of the following: I do not want anyone to know that I used the internet ...
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3answers
14k views

Use VPN connection only for selected application

I have access to a secure VPN (VyprVPN via Giganews) and want to use this for only some applications; not all. For example: If I connect to a VPN I want only the applications Opera and Newsbin to use ...
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1answer
1k views

How private is the Opera Turbo feature of Opera?

If I'm using Opera with the Opera Turbo feature turned on (always, not set to "automaticly"). Can anyone see what sites I'm visiting (except Opera of course ...)? Opera Turbo uses a proxy server, so ...
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2answers
2k views

tor alternative

I am using TOR as an proxy for some scripts I'm running (nothing illegal just don't want to expose my IP address) but I'll randomly get network timeouts which don't happen when I run the scripts ...
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1answer
143 views

Why the concern over privacy invasions from Google & Facebook, but not ISPs? [closed]

It seems every day I read another article expressing concern how Google/Facebook is trying to track people's activity on the internet and sell/mine their personal browsing data. But I rarely read ...
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3answers
658 views

Risks of using WiFi instead of Cable Internet

I want to know what are the risks of using the WiFi internet instead of the cable. why the cable is more secure ? why the the WiFi is more vulnurable ?
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3answers
356 views

Looking for a new, free firewall (Sunbelt has a huge hole)

I've been using Sunbelt Personal Firewall v. 4.5 (previously Kerio). I've discovered that blocking Firefox connections in the configuration doesn't stop EXISTING Firefox connections. (See my post ...
3
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5answers
280 views

Where do spammers get their info? [closed]

I know this isn't strictly computer-related, but I think it's a problem that many of us face, and so I thought this would be the better place to ask it. I'm just wondering about how spam is eerily ...
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8answers
19k views

Can my ISP monitor me?

I'm an atheist visiting a islamic republic where the punishmnent for apostacy may be high. Is it possible for an ISP to see the websites I might browse or what kind of blasphemous conversations I ...
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15answers
2k views

Surfing the web anonymously

What is the best, fastest, safest way to surf the web anonymously, and how much anonymity can you really achieve?