I value privacy and security.
Some tools I use to surf clean across the deep seas of the Internet:
NextDNS can be seen as a Pi-hole on the internet. I started using it back in 2019 and never looked back.
I use it to automatically block many different domains that are related to Ads, Malware, Tracking, Mining and other type of threats.
It also provides analytics and logging, so you can find out where your
spysmartphone is trying to talk besides your apps/browsing.
- Brave Browser
I moved to Brave a few months ago. It's valuable because it's a Chrome browser without some Google annoyances and with extra privacy features already embedded.
This option might raise some eyebrows.
Basically Startpage is a search engine that uses Google on it's insides. So you get the awesome results from Google without the tracking.
It seems that it was recently acquired by a shady ad company.
They might do some tracking and insert ads on the results, but since I block ads with both Brave and NextDNS, I didn't find it unusable so far.
I was not able to find a better option yet.
- Extension - DirectLinks
I use this to circumvent some redirects of Facebook and Google.
This strips down tracking from the origin of the click.
- Extension - ClearURLs
I use this to clean some tracking content across URLs and Headers.
This strips down tracking from the destination of the click.