How to Browse the Internet Anonymously

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  • Published: 20 August 2019
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    Are some of the ads you see a little too accurate? Does it feel like you are being followed by a particular website throughout the day? Does the NSA have your funny cat videos? This is the video for you if you want to cloak yourself from outsiders.

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  • John Hatcher
    John Hatcher  2 months back

    is there a really good free vpn out there that's worth trying out?? and i'm talking a full vpn for free.....no trial offers.....

    • SCODI OFFICER:001
      SCODI OFFICER:001  1 weeks back

      @UDLTUBE I used opera almost everyday back then but when I used a different VPN like Windscribe or Psiphon Pro I noticed that they're faster than Opera's VPN and they don't have any logging policy.

      So I read the privacy policy of Opera Browser and low and behold!

      *-They log your VPN activity*
      *-They know what your online activity is*
      *-They can report to the feds if you do* *anything illegal and they sell your* *habits and personal data for "research purposes"*

      So yeah I ain't gonna use those shits ever again,just use Comodo's Dragon Browser,it's basically google without tracking and with free built-in malware blocker.(it's also compatible with every google add-ons like free VPN providers)

      *TIP:*
      -don't use opera,because opera proxy + TOR would be less secure than VPN + Tor.

      *EDIT:*
      -It does mask your real IP but the connection itself is barely secured.

    • UDLTUBE
      UDLTUBE  1 weeks back

      @SCODI OFFICER:001 does it mask your IP? does it slow your speed? are you using this VPN (Opera ? is it ?) as recommended in this video, with Tor etc., I notice that some YouTubers say it is a bad idea to use a VPN with Tor ...if you have time, I'd appreciate your imput.

    • SCODI OFFICER:001
      SCODI OFFICER:001  1 weeks back

      @UDLTUBE In what way?It worked fine for me and it also did well on the tests I conducted.

    • UDLTUBE
      UDLTUBE  1 weeks back

      How did you make out? I tried CyberGhost free extension and had to remove the same day, it was useless.

    • SCODI OFFICER:001
      SCODI OFFICER:001  2 weeks back

      @Heinrich Müller It's just a proxy not an actual VPN and they log and sell all your browsing data.

  • I Got Zucced
    I Got Zucced  1 weeks back

    No wonder I always get that annoying Tom Steyer ad

    • Clifford W Crawford
      Clifford W Crawford  1 weeks back

      It only work if your phone isnt a custom spy device.

      • Steven Carbuhn
        Steven Carbuhn  1 weeks back

        another good idea is to run all of this on a VM with a spoofed mac address

        • Israel andersonHOME
          Israel andersonHOME  1 weeks back

          VPN + Tor sounds slow as hell.

          • UDLTUBE
            UDLTUBE  1 weeks back

            I have been checking into a VPN (is that the only way to mask IP?) and Comcast told me a VPN will take up to 80% of speed. I watch a lot of TV on the computer so I'm really concerned about that. Comcast also said that a VPN is really only necessary if I'm online at a public place for hours at a time. He said Comcast security is really good. I want to buy a prescription online that I can't get from my doctor anymore. What do you think ?

            • Applejak
              Applejak  2 weeks back

              Does tails still work on windows 7?

              • SCODI OFFICER:001
                SCODI OFFICER:001  2 weeks back

                *Just Use:*

                DNS = Cloudflare
                OS = Windows (Use Linux if you're a pro)
                Firewall = Comodo Firewall
                Antivirus = Bitdefender
                Browser = Comodo or Comodo Dragon
                VPN-(1/4 and more...)
                *Nord VPN (Paid)*
                *CyberGhost (Paid)*
                *ProtonVPN (Free)*
                *Windscribe VPN (Free)*

                *MORE:*
                Ransomstopper (Free)
                Acronis Ransomware Protection (Free)
                Virtualbox (VM)
                Glasswire Firewall (Sorta firewall)

                Just use em properly and you'd be one of the most anonymous people surfing the internet. (but it's gonna be too damn slow)

                • Jyotiraditya Deka
                  Jyotiraditya Deka  2 weeks back

                  That's why I prefer polymeric falcighol derivation

                  • Umesh Chand
                    Umesh Chand  2 weeks back

                    Good neci

                    • Umesh Chand
                      Umesh Chand  2 weeks back

                      Good luck

                      • Rayyan HypeRayy
                        Rayyan HypeRayy  2 weeks back

                        8:16 Rude. - Sincerely, an Australian

                        • Tyler Oldridge
                          Tyler Oldridge  2 weeks back

                          I always use VPN and tor, and also recently learned about Utopia. This is a new messenger that makes my communication completely anonymous.

                          • sorastic
                            sorastic  2 weeks back

                            tor

                            • iswhatitisbadwords makenomistakewrong

                              RatTrap IoT myrattrap is pretty good but you do pay per year. Better than messing with pi-hole. Stops ads before the network like pi-hole too.

                              • roteroktober420
                                roteroktober420  3 weeks back

                                So if I already have windows 10 installed I can still set up tails Linux and just boot from the USB when I want to? Otherwise will windows 10 keep functioning properly?

                                • Clay Cassin
                                  Clay Cassin  3 weeks back

                                  I knew all this years ago, including Tails, and I am not that smart...but I guess Linus has to spoon feed the morons to try and keep their sad butts safe, huh?

                                  • 20Wostal
                                    20Wostal  3 weeks back

                                    I can't bring myself to keep a VPN service because my computer is always much slower than without.

                                    • michael hart
                                      michael hart  3 weeks back

                                      im gonna be super secure on my computer but my android phone is gonna track way more and hey google home listen to my every word

                                      • Stringfellow Hawke
                                        Stringfellow Hawke  3 weeks back

                                        So you don't use Windows at all?

                                        • Arthur
                                          Arthur  3 weeks back

                                          Stop telling people to use Tor! It's marking people to be tracked by the NSA.

                                          • martosuperbgpro
                                            martosuperbgpro  3 weeks back

                                            linus: uploads video how you can browse anonymously
                                            google: not cool bro!

                                            • Old Random Computing
                                              Old Random Computing  3 weeks back

                                              DuckDuckGo.
                                              Awesome stuff there.

                                              • Alex Carrillo
                                                Alex Carrillo  4 weeks back

                                                Where is my Apology Linus, I will still be doing this until you say your sorry for that video you did....

                                                • Rosolino Lo Sciuto
                                                  Rosolino Lo Sciuto  4 weeks back

                                                  Gli anonimi di Internet sono al sostegno del terrorismo Internazionale e' un organizzazione Istituzionale

                                                  • videoclipits
                                                    videoclipits  4 weeks back

                                                    If I was thinking like a big data mining conglomeration, I would go into the VPN business. All those dupes all paying me to run their traffic thru my nodes. It would be a fucking gold mine. Now talking about Dickduck go That is something I tried and then could not get rid of, even after formatting my computer. It a vulture in ducks feathers. It is fucking invasive like a Japanese knotweed and about as hard to get rid of as herpes.

                                                    • Eric Tradoko
                                                      Eric Tradoko  4 weeks back

                                                      incognito mod hides your search queries only from you and your wife

                                                      • rafiK رفيق
                                                        rafiK رفيق  4 weeks back

                                                        Internet Anonymously


                                                        its impossible its fake you can not be anonymous

                                                        • Angelo Canepa
                                                          Angelo Canepa  4 weeks back

                                                          What about using Adguard? It will block all ads and trackers. It's not as private as the setup in the video but easy to implement.

                                                          • Ben K
                                                            Ben K  4 weeks back

                                                            Then again, if no one around you is using TOR, your sudden switch to it will look suspicious AF.

                                                            • Ali Raza
                                                              Ali Raza  4 weeks back

                                                              Linus fuck tips... toes.. toed...fuck

                                                              • Silent Shadow
                                                                Silent Shadow  1 months back

                                                                Okay, the fact that this is becoming widespread knowledge (how to be browse the internet anonymously), honestly scares me. Most people don't need to know about tails and Tor, or even VPNs for that matter. Because the more people who do know, there may be more and more people who suddenly realize they can break the law this way, and who choose to do so.


                                                                The information in this video is pretty much a gateway to committing crimes. Once the wrong people know about this and know exactly how to do it, that becomes a problem - if it isn't already. So yes, when I see videos like this explaining everything, I am terrified. Genuinely. And I hope people don't fall for the temptation to break the law. There's no going back from that/erasing what you see, so don't do it...

                                                                • ownageparty
                                                                  ownageparty  1 months back

                                                                  They block Tor to prevent people from buying plane tickets with stolen credit cards.

                                                                  • Brent Arnold
                                                                    Brent Arnold  1 months back

                                                                    .onion ; )

                                                                    • Alan Roherov
                                                                      Alan Roherov  1 months back

                                                                      now there are many means to be anonymous on the Internet, such as utopia

                                                                      • makeminefreedom
                                                                        makeminefreedom  1 months back

                                                                        The VPN is a honey pot. Whether paid or free there is no way of knowing whether the service provider is keeping records or not. The best tip is to make sure you are not doing anything illegal and you won't have to worry about being tracked.

                                                                        • Jaison Abraham
                                                                          Jaison Abraham  1 months back

                                                                          How do you install a vpn to tails os?

                                                                          • crazyg74
                                                                            crazyg74  1 months back

                                                                            Australians get screwed too!

                                                                            • Fred T
                                                                              Fred T  1 months back

                                                                              The only way this _works out_ is if you pay for a VPN that's not slow as molasses being carried by a sea turtle, is if you pay *out the ass* for it while doing the tor hoops and everything else..

                                                                              • Pitch350
                                                                                Pitch350  1 months back

                                                                                Sure, you got your hands on a few things to keep yourself safe from snoopers; Governments; Ads etc, but that traffic that you're redirecting to another location can be seen by somebody. It may not come up as you but it will surely come up as somebody has looked this thing or went to this page. If you really want to get 100% safe than make your own VPN server that's hooked up with a 2ND lane ISP (Never go for 3rd or higher). What are lanes? Think of it like a country lane which is 1st, state lane which is 2nd, and City Lane which is 3rd. There can be 4th Lane which is a small area. All of these lanes connect to the 1st Lane, like this... 3rd Lane (city) connects to a 2nd Lane which is (state), and 2nd Lane connects to a 3rd Lane. When you make your own VPN server, place it in a country that doesn't necessarily read or track network traffic as strict. But be cautious about what you use, a VPN can see everything so don't use a free one. There is tons more to go about this but meh.

                                                                                • Aquatic
                                                                                  Aquatic  1 months back

                                                                                  hold up.. is this video just a 12 minute ad?


                                                                                  k nope cool thanks linus

                                                                                  • Johannes Ströbel
                                                                                    Johannes Ströbel  1 months back

                                                                                    Linus: Here is how you can browse the internet anonymously.
                                                                                    Also Linus: First thing to do in Tor is to make the window full size.

                                                                                    • A Tinkers Damn
                                                                                      A Tinkers Damn  1 months back

                                                                                      Yep, I used tor to go shopping for cars at the major manufacturers - gmc, chevy, ford... I didn't want them to spam me for weeks with adds, or only show features they wanted to sell me on. Guess what, they do not allow shopping anonymously - they won't even let me look. I guess the only way to shop anonymously is to go brick and mortar and never answer the sales persons questions about me.
                                                                                      This might make me anonymous, but if there is nowhere to go...

                                                                                      • Neil Pirelli
                                                                                        Neil Pirelli  1 months back

                                                                                        this is nasty wtf is linus trying to get kids to watch ???

                                                                                        • lazypizzaguy
                                                                                          lazypizzaguy  1 months back

                                                                                          lets just say I don't use incognito mode to keep my data safe online.

                                                                                          • mario kart
                                                                                            mario kart  1 months back

                                                                                            My slightly tinfoil hat distrust of vpns is that they're secure by policy, not by design in that they SAY they don't keep logs but there's no way to know for sure.

                                                                                            • sageosaka
                                                                                              sageosaka  1 months back

                                                                                              Good guy Linus making 2 videos recently about removing ads (this and pi-hole) while running a company that runs off ad revenue.

                                                                                              Please keep shilling with ad companies and your merch, I am 110% ok with you doing it.

                                                                                              Will continue to support you by buying merch, paying for floatplane every month, and attending ltx etc.

                                                                                              • Shawn
                                                                                                Shawn  1 months back

                                                                                                'Australian and obnoxious'

                                                                                                Me: Jazza