Secure Browsing

People often ask what the most effective way to hide themselves from ads/targeting/data collection when using online resources or just simply browsing the web. Every site you visit is trying to gather data about you as a user... Whether it's location/age or even page/click pattern. All of these allow for them to normally build a more suitable user experience but at what cost? Are you willing to sacrifice your information willingly? Oh, that's right... they never did ask. It's always a smart idea to disable JavaScript if it's applicable or possible via the browser you use. Active X should also be disabled to mediate risk or leaking info. This post will go over some extensions you can use in order to better protect yourself from data mining.

Privacy Badger - https://www.eff.org/privacybadger
This extension blocks trackers and analytic services if they're being ran on a site you visit. You're able to turn on/off what you want tracking or serving ads. The extension also remembers settings for specific sites you visit. So, set once and done.

HTTPS Everywhere - https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
This extension is build for encrypting all web traffic pulled to and from your browser. It allows you to only communicate through over SSL. This ensures your input is kept private and nobody can snoop on what you're actively looking at.

Brave Browser - https://brave.com/
If you're one of those paranoid people or just looking for something easy you can take a look at Brave. Brave offers many awesome and effective security settings/options enabled by default. It's also one of, if not the fastest browser out there.

If you're looking to browse with no trace back to you a VPN is always a good idea. This way, you can protect or at least hide your public IP from being snagged by sites no matter what you're using. That and you'll more than likely be feeding the data collection masses false information. If you don't know where to start I would recommend taking a look at Proton VPN. (https://protonvpn.com/)