Here's How You Can Keep Your Data 'Private'.

In 2022, privacy seems to have become an illusion thanks to complicated end-user licence agreements, with apps and websites tracking everything right from your browsing habits to where you are based. Simply put, if you have a digital life, you are prone to be monitored.

Here's How You Can Keep Your Data 'Private'.

1) Browser customization

Have you enabled cookies on websites? Well, then you are susceptible to being tracked by advertisers and hackers. To delete existing cookies, simply clear your browser’s history completely. After that, make sure that you block all third-party cookies.

If you’re using Chrome, here’s how to do it:

Go to Settings > Privacy and Security> Cookies and other site data > Turn Send a "Do not track" request with your browsing traffic on or off.

2.Use a VPN (Virtual private network). 

If you want to mask your IP address and encrypt your browsing data, there’s no better alternative than using a VPN. There are plenty of free VPNs that you can choose from. VPN protects you even while you are using a public network to connect to the internet. ISPs (internet service providers) can obtain your data and sell it to advertisers for personal gain. Therefore, using a VPN would prevent any personal information from making its way into the hands of external entities.

3) Use Tracking Blockers

Have you ever had to deal with pop-ups, including ads and random spam prompts? Well, using a tracking blocker will prevent websites from installing unauthorised cookies and tracking your browsing. Tracking blockers are available as plug-ins for most browsers.

Conclusion:

Be careful of what you click on(Accidental permission grants, and browsing habits), somehow be safe by following the above-mentioned steps and may curb some of the hacking issues.