Skip to comments.Kim Komando: Browse like Bond: How to surf the Web like a spy
Posted on 10/06/2012 11:21:18 AM PDT by EveningStar
When you surf the Internet, everyone is watching...
Well, it's not as hard as you may think to browse anonymously and preserve your privacy. All you need are a few tools and some coaching in covert ops.
That's where I come in. Just call me Komando...Kim Komando...
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There was a time when I listened to the Kim Komando radio broadcast, but I haven’t caught it in a long time. I did learn some pointers from her, though, and enjoyed her programs.
Does any Freeper using a VPN have any advice?
Do not rely on anything to preserve your anonymity when you access the internet.
At the level of the National Government, the internet is pretty much an open book - especially in the US. Most screen names can be traced to their authors within a few seconds, regardless of what countermeasures that you use. At best you might hold off a trace for a few minutes.
VPN relay servers merely act as registration agents for the Agencies. You might just as well send them your name and address.
Just look up stuff in Utah. All your internet belongs to us.
I wrote off Komando a while back for some "opinion" she gave on something or another that was obviously an opinion she was paid to have.
That's not to say she might have news you could use, but I almost always automatically tune her out.
I think she does a good job. She is very well versed on programs that can help out. I really don’t care about her endorsements. Plus she is a Hottie!
He forces somebody else to do it at gunpoint.
The short answer is yes but there is tremendous volume and finding a specific individual’s comments in that sea of information is no easy task.
Those who wish to remain truly anonymous will use multiple relays through various countries with all kinds of fancy toys (code) to hide their presence. Even then, it is a contest of will and skill.
For someone looking to make their internet footprint as small as possible, start by doing a Google search on your full name. The information available just might surprise you.
But for casual use Firefox with private browsing makes me feel a little better about casual observers. Not the Fed Agencies.
For the agencies, “All of your bases belong to us”.
I have listened to Kim Komando occasionally but quite frankly do not think she is really that tech savvy.
I am however a Linux user. Started with that OS in 1994 or 1995. Seldom fire us a Windows machine. But I maintain my wife’s windows computer.
I’ve done well.. been on PCs since 1980.. on ‘net’ since 1992 (ftp).. and was on the internet when it was still dial-up (using Netscape)..
Did a check a couple of days ago.. the peoplefinder sites have my name (plus about 60 other people with the same name).. but the listed adress is from more than 15 years ago.
not a single pic..
Of course, I have always been wary of posting any personal info online ;)
What if someone listens to packets going to and coming from HMA? They would easily see your traffic just as much if they simply monitored your Internet connection. Wait...what if they simply monitor your Internet connection via your ISP?
Anyone thinking there is any way possible to hide your Internet traffic has no clue how HTTP works.
I haven’t heard her in years.......
I won’t use Google for a search. I use IXQ, they claim to be the world’s most private search engine. Searches all the big ones, but no tracking your IP, and no cookies.
The information available just might surprise you.
Never though too much about this issue until I went on-line several months ago to look for less expensive auto insurance. Didn’t put in any personal info but up popped a Google pic of my car in my driveway with the question, “Is this the car you want to insure?” along with my name, ZIP code and mileage on my car. Discovered the source was likely the State of Texas as I had just gotten my annual safety inspection and auto license.
I can also find out how much my neighbor’s real estate taxes are and whether they are current. It’s scary what is considered public information, let alone private information.