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And the last, but possibly, the most important step that you can take to protect your privacy is to purchase a subscription to a VPN service. Free VPNs track your activities and report them to institutions and entities who pay to monetize your information. When you use a Free VPN, you are the product.

When you pay for a VPN, you are paying for security (and it is worth the annual fee, even for the simple privacy benefits an encrypted connection gets you).

Any of these should be fine:
https://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-anonymous-review-2017-170304/
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Obviously, using a VPN is the most important resource you can implement for privacy purposes. However, if and when you are NOT using a VPN (for whatever reason), your website searches and visits are exposed to the world and can be misused, e.g., by a copyright troll (as I describe in my https://www.torrentlawyer.com/character-evidence-settlements/ article).

Thus, it is best to have DNSCrypt installed and running when you start Windows so that your website searches are not visible. DNSCrypt will not be useful once you run your VPN (as your VPN will have its own DNS servers), but until you connect, this should be mandatory.

https://www.opendns.com/about/innovations/dnscrypt/
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Within your browser (whether using JonDoFox, Chrome, etc.), it is a good idea to install a few privacy extensions to block advertisers and trackers from watching your activities.

Some that I recommend (at the time of writing this post) are:
1) EFF's Privacy Badger (https://www.eff.org/privacybadger),
2) Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com/),
and 3) EFF's HTTPS Everywhere (https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere)

Ghostery and Privacy Badger will overlap, but here, this is not an issue -- if Privacy Badger misses something, Ghostery will catch it, and vice versa.

EFF's HTTPS Everywhere switches to a secure connection (if it is available). There is absolutely NO REASON NOT to use an https connection if one is available.
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In order to educate yourself about privacy, there is a learning curve. The best first step is to install JonDoFox over your existing Mozilla Firefox installation, and start learning how to use it.

https://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/jondofox.html
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