It’s hard to know these days if we have any form of true privacy in the world. Signing on to the internet in any shape or form almost guarantees some form of tracking or monitoring. The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal with Facebook is a lesson to us that we can’t solely rely on tech giants and Security experts recommend using tools like VPNs and secure browsers when browsing the internet to enhance your privacy. An important thing to note, however, is that these tools are not infallible. Unfortunately, all things have a weakness and tools are not unhackable. The best thing we can do is get familiar with the abilities and limitations of each tool we use and implement overarching security practices for our businesses, families and ourselves.
Take a look at this privacy tools infographic from Varonis to see where popular solutions excel and fall short. They also break down where you are still visible. For example, incognito mode on Google Chrome only hides your activity on your local computer but does not block your ISP, DNS provider and other entities from seeing your browsing history. Peruse through their guide to see what tool is best for your privacy needs.