I want to stay anonymous on websites or maybe while using a service but Im unable to comprehend if what I’m doing is right.I was trying to use tor for reddit but it just never loaded and there were issues with redirection. I used Orbot, created a VPN and forced Reddit app to go through it. But I’ve already given up my anonymity. Haven’t I? Information collected from the app while logging in can unique identify me. Apps use of a VPN for anonymity seems useless anyway.Then there’s Google asking me if they can save my password and username. Now Google knows what my aliases on reddit are. Once Google knows, every advertiser knows.
I was talking about privacy with a friend recently, and they were saying that they think Libertarians would care more about privacy than any other political group (moderates, liberals, conservatives). They were saying that because libertarians care so much about freedom of choice and freedom from oppression, that they should care more about privacy. What do you think?I agreed with them to an extent, but I feel like plenty of people care about privacy who aren’t concerned with their freedom being taken away from them. Some people just care about privacy for privacy sake. Do you agree? Also, privacy violations don’t always come from a potentially oppressive government, they come from hackers, private companies, and even people in IRL that we know (like when a friend tells our secrets to others).
I recently started using DuckDuckGo and noticed that the search output is often different from identical searches entered on Google. I’m wondering if anyone knows what the search algorithm is on DuckDuckGo (e.g., is it similar to PageRank?). Also (privacy benefits aside), have users found the search output to be better, worse, or about the same compared to Google?
Hey guys, my aunt’s boyfriend is getting things related to my aunt’s Google searches when he’s logged into his own account (like search suggestions, ads, etc.) Any idea why this might be? For them it’s less about privacy and more of an annoyance but I figured r/privacy would have the answer.