The term “Private Browsing” can be somewhat of a misnomer. Simply turning on your internet browser’s “Privacy Mode” (a.k.a private browsing, incognito mode, etc.) does not keep all prying eyes away.
Sure, a browser’s privacy mode can definitely protect your browsing habits on your own device when you tell your browser not to keep any recorded history of your local activity. To learn how to turn on privacy mode, please see this article.
But while private browsing is useful for blocking information available from other users of your computer or mobile device, private browsing does not block tracking by most entities, including the sites you visit, your employer, spyware, advertisers, social networks, the government, or your ISP.
To remedy this shortcoming, you can add some tools to your privacy cache, including privacy mode, to give you a truly private browsing experience:
1. Get DoNotTrackMe to bolster your private browsing
One of the simplest ways to ensure that advertising companies aren’t sopping up your information soup with their data collection bread, so to speak, is to stop these advertisers from tracking you before they have the chance to ever get your information.
Our free DoNotTrackMe tool not only has the ability to increase your browsing speed, but it blocks over 600 trackers from tracking your browsing habits and is available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. It far exceeds the capability of any browser’s private browsing mode.
2. Beef up your privacy with additional tools
In our never-ending quest to provide you with the best tools to protect your personal information, we compiled a list of privacy tools that we think will benefit you the most in assisting you with staying private. This post contains over 20+ tools to assist you with staying private. It details the best browsers, encrypted/private emails providers, proxies, and more. Check it out for some added protection.
Want to know the sure-fire way to ensure private browsing? Don’t give out your information unless you absolutely need to. Every time you create a new account or give out an email address, you’re dispensing personal information, things you may not want third parties seeing.
4. Try MaskMe to keep your email, phone number, and credit cards private
Let’s face it: many of us give out our personal information on an almost daily basis. Whether we’re signing up for a new promotion or creating a login for a new website, we give out our data. Our new product MaskMe, available for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, allows you to keep your personal information, including email addresses, phone number, and credit card number, secure and private.
For more information about how MaskMe can help keep your information private, see our FAQs at https://www.abine.com/maskme/faq/