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Step 1 – The Basic Ten Things To Do
Step 2 – The Next Ten Things To Do
Step 3 – The Next Ten Things To Do
All the Rest
Use Pseudonyms for the Private You
Don’t mix the private You with the professional You. Fake it when it comes to the private You, and keep the two identities apart. Your friends, of course, should know your pseudonym. Also when you participate in discussions on their walls.
Using another name than your own runs afoul Facebook’s terms of service which states that you can only use your real name, but disregard that. Your privacy is more important.
Use a common, boring name, and Facebook might not find out and kill the account – because they do if they find out. Don’t take a well-known name – especially not celebrities’ or something like Mickey Mouse. If in doubt, ask a teenager how to set it up, as your own children probably uses a pseudonym to hide some things from you. Save your Facebook content once in awhile, so you have it if they close down your account.
When setting up the pseudonym, you should also give a fake birthday, fake sexual preference and a picture of you with a beard, a hat, sunglasses on or something that can hide you from facial recognition techniques.
Also use a pseudonym when using other social networks asking you for private info such as Pinterest and Path and when dating, watching porn and gaming in general. Twitter and LinkedIn don’t impose a real name policy on you, but as long as you only use it for professional purposes, you should use your own name.
Use Blocking Tools in Your Browser
You can stop websites from tracking you from site to site automatically instead of having to delete cookies and erase your history on a regularly basis. It is not enough to use the advertising industry´s Do-Not-Track measures – not even when it’s a default in the browser – as in Microsoft´s IE 10. DNT just tells the trackers you don´t want to be tracked. You need real blocking tools, which also prevent web bugs, pixels and beacons to broadcast from your computer by installing small programs called extensions or plug-ins.
There is a wide range of tools for blocking tracking code:
Disconnect Social Widgets
This tool (https://disconnect.me/tools) disables all traffic to and from third-party sites to Google, Twitter and Facebook, preventing the big three from following you around the web. It was developed by a former Google engineer who back then spent most of his time on the question how to track users.
Enough tips and tricks. You want to take action?