Infographic: Privacy and Safety for 2014 (Tips and Statistics)

Each year more and more people are getting concerned about their privacy and safety on the Internet.  “What is the safest way to surf the Internet?”,  “Do all search engines track my search history?”.  These questions, once asked by advanced Web users are now also a concern to common users.

An infographic (found below) recently published at WhoIsHostingThis.com gives us an answer to these questions and show us learn how to stay safe and protected in this year, 2014. It also gives us statistics about Web privacy that are worth keeping in mind.

Search Safely on the Web

The infographic starts with the basic: safe search on the Web.  As you may know, common search engines keep track of your search history, wether you want it or not.  If privacy is a concern to you, you will learn about DuckDuckGo and Blekko, two alternatives that promise not to track search histories. If you want more options, you can also try out ixquick.com and startpage.com

Safest Web Browsers

Since malicious sites can also take advantage of a browser’s vulnerabilities, the site recommends to prefer safe browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Opera (a browser that claims not to collect personal info). They also suggest not using common browsers such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, since they are not 100% secure even in “Private mode”.

Other Things You’ll Learn

  • How to make emailing more secure.
  • Alternative services for chat, video and file storage.
  • Smartphone privacy statistics.
  • How to make WiFi hotspots more secure.
  • File encryption suggestions.

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