Anonymizing yourself while browsing the internet

We might not realized it but there but people  maybe monitoring you while you are browsing the Internet. Take Google for example.  Thanks to ‘Google Analytics’ Google is capable to know what website that you have visited without going through Google. Google is able to know your email content. Other third parties may use “Traffic Analysis” to infer who is talking to who over the internet.


Tor is helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens your personal freedom while you’re online. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.

Installing TOR:

There are a few components that I install when I install TOR: TOR, Polipo, TorButton, and Vidalia.  This is what I did when I install TOR in my machine:

Step 1. Ensure that you have TOR repository in your /etc/apt/sources.list'. You can find the appropriate TOR repository from TOR Debian/Linux page

Step 2. Refresh your repository and install TOR by typing:  ‘apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb’ in your console.

Step 3. Install Polipo using your Ubuntu Software Center. Software Center comes with Ubuntu karmic 9.10

Step 4. Install Vidalia by typing sudo apt-get install vidalia'.

Make sure that you have Vidalia in your source list:

deb <distribution> main
deb-src <distribution> main.

Open Vidalia to start and stop TOR.

Step 5. Install the TORButton Firefox extension.

TOR Button adds a panel to firefox status bar that says “Tor Enabled” (in green) or “Tor Disabled” (in red). The user may click on the panel to toggle the status. If the user (or some other extension) changes the proxy settings, the change is automatically reflected in the status bar.


GoogleSharing is designed for you to stay anonymous from Google when you are browsing the internet. GoogleSharing mixes request from different user so that Google will not be able to tell where the request comes from.GoogleSharing prevents Google from collection information about you. It leaves Non-Google traffic untouched.

Get started with GoogleSharing over here.

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About zainul franciscus

Hi, I am a software developer and tech blogger who is currently living in Wellington, New Zealand. I write stuff that I find interesting on
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