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Use DuckDuckGo for private route planning

Privacy-minded users may already be aware of services and browsers like DuckDuckGo. Now, this search engine offers private route planning. To use this feature, enter a location in the search bar. Click on the resulting map and select “Directions.” Route options will be displayed based on your anonymized current location.

Browse securely with the HTTPS Everywhere plug-in

The HTTPS Everywhere plug-in claims to enhance security by encrypting user communications with a wide variety of websites. It’s available for most major online and mobile browsers, like Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Opera.

New computer — secure your web browser

When you first install a web browser on a new computer, it will not usually have secure settings by default, you will need to adjust your browser’s security settings manually. Securing your browser is another critical step in improving your computer’s security by reducing attacks that take advantage of unsecured web browsers.

Verify that your version of Chrome is up to date

Ensuring that your web browser is up to date is an important step toward guarding against the latest security threats online. To check if you’re using the latest version of Chrome, select the vertical ellipsis in the upper right corner of your browser. Either you’ll see an option that reads “Update Google Chrome,” or you’re […]

Make sure you’re running the latest version of Firefox

It’s a good idea to periodically verify that you’re using the latest version of your preferred browser, even if automatic updates are enabled. For Firefox, simply open the hamburger menu, then select Help. From there, you’ll press About Firefox. If you’ve got the latest version, this screen will say “Firefox is up to date.” If […]

Use the built-in tracker blocker on the Vivaldi browser

The makers of popular web browser Vivaldi have partnered with DuckDuckGo on a built-in tracker blocker to help preserve user privacy. Vivaldi halts requests before they’re sent to URLs that appear on a comprehensive block list created and updated by privacy-focused search company DuckDuckGo. To enable this feature, open the Vivaldi Menu, then Settings. Navigate […]