PRIVATE BROWSING

There are lots of ways to browse the web anonymously. Internet Explorer 8 lets you do this for free.  Click “safety” in the upper right of the Explorer 8 screen and you will see the “InPrivate” label. This means your own computer won’t record sites you visit or what you do there. If you choose “InPrivate Filter” from the drop-down menu, websites won’t save records of your visits on their servers. You can do the same thing in Firefox with any of several free add-ons you can find ataddons.mozilla.org. “Better Privacy” has nearly three million downloads.

If you need more, there’s “Anti Tracks,” a $35 program from giantmatrix.com.  It gives you tools to shred specific files, eliminate duplicates, lock certain folders, wipe a hard disk clean, hide files in pictures or audio files, etc.

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