The introduction of personal VPN services could be said to have come in the nick of time. Internet privacy is becoming a rare commodity. The amount of data stored about the average user in the databases of google and facebook is mind boggling.Â Luckily with the addition of a personal VPN service and a few additional steps users are able to enjoy anonymity once again when using the internet. The fact that you can now surf anonymously has the added benefit of increasing the amount of security you have on the internet. Websites and hackers who have a vested interest in your browsing habits and personal information now have an uphill battle when trying to access the information of people who are surfing anonymously using VPN connection and privacy mode. You already know how to use a VPN (we assume) here is how you can surf anonymously on various web browsers.
Incognito mode (chrome)
InPrivate mode (IE)
It would be kind of silly if Internet ExplorerÂ didn’tÂ have a mechanism in place to allow users to browse anonymously using a VPN connection considering the fact that itâ€™s one of the most popular (still) web browsers in the world. You just need to activate the InPrivate Browser mode. You can do this by opening up a new tab [dt_highlight color=””]â€œCTRL+Nâ€[/dt_highlight]Â and then select the optionÂ [dt_highlight color=””]â€œBrowse with InPrivateâ€[/dt_highlight]. You can also visit support .microsoft.com for details on other versions of IE.
Private Browsing mode Firefox
Firefox is considered the best web browser for surfing anonymously and it is also very reliable. You can browse anonymously using a VPN connection and private browsing mode if you have a Firefox browser. You just need to go to the [dt_highlight color=””]â€œFile Menuâ€[/dt_highlight] then selectÂ [dt_highlight color=””]â€œNew Private Windowâ€[/dt_highlight] With the new version of Firefox you canÂ surf anonymously in one window and surf normally in the other window. If you use the addons Ghostery, AdBlock Plus and NoScriptÂ with private mode there will be no trace of your presence in any of the sites that you visit during your sessions. Because of the addons available with firefox and the developers privacy policies behind Firefox it should be your go to browser for anonymity.
Private Browsing with Safari
The Safari web browser does not come with an option for users to browse anonymously using their VPN connection. It is possible to achieve some anonymity with Safari byÂ clicking on the History menu and then click on the â€˜Clear Historyâ€™ option which is located at the bottom of the menu… We know this is not a real solution but weÂ don’tÂ want to get hate mail from the Safari users out there.
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