In the course of writing my book, Dragnet Nation, I tried various strategies to protect my privacy. In this series of book excerpts and adaptations, I distill the lessons from my privacy experiments into tips for readers.
Location is one of the most revealing pieces of information about us. Here are tips to keep the location of your mobile devices and Web browser private.
One of the easiest things you can do to protect your privacy is to be a smarter Web browser. I tested software to find the best ways to avoid being tracked.
The most common password is 12345. I found tools to create passwords that are both secure and easy to remember.
I identified over 200 data brokers that track your information, and the steps required to remove yourself from their databases.
Children face intensive tracking online. I used various online tools to teach my kids about protecting their privacy on the Web.
I decided I needed to go on a Google Diet–and I started by quitting Google Search. I began using tiny search engine called DuckDuckGo that has a zero-data-retention policy