How to Protect Your Internet Browsing Privacy

 They don’t respect your privacy

privacyAdvertisers and tracking companies don’t respect your privacy. They use various techniques to record your Internet browsing habits. They collect all kinds of information:

  • Websites you have visited
  • Kind of products you are interested in
  • Your political ideologies
  • Health conditions.

There are other reasons why you may not want people to be able to see your Internet use:

  • You are a celebrity
  • You are an employee doing market research of your competition
  • You are a reporter, law enforcement officer or writer covering sensitive topics. You want to make your computer untraceable to prevent reprisals.

Snooping search engines

Google, Bing, and other search engines:

  • Catalog every web search you perform
  • Online search choices are then attached to your computer’s IP address
  • Subsequently used to customize the advertising and future searches for your machine
  • Zero respect for your privacy

Privacy solution: PrivateVPN

There is a technique to protect you from those prying eyes. It’s called using PrivateVPN (virtual private network).  It makes you untraceable on the Internet.

privacyWhen you start a web surf, you go straight to PrivateVPN and BYPASS YOUR ISP (Internet service provider). When you get to the website you want, you will be using the IP address of the particular PrivateVPN server. Whoever would like to track you does not know it is you.

PrivateVPN cloaks and encrypts your signal:

  • Makes your online activity completely illegible to eavesdroppers
  • Manipulates your IP address
  • Makes you appear to come from a different machine/location/country.

You may be concerned about the wrong party:

  • Getting information about your browsing habits
  • Using your IP address to charge you more or
  • Using hackers for major cybersecurity breaches.

Wherever you lie in that spectrum, PrivateVPN will be a good step in the right direction.

In the case of PrivateVPN, the signal may even jump to a server in another country before you get to the website. The snooper won’t even know what country you’re from.

10 reasons why people may want PrivateVPN

Intranet outside the office

PrivateVPN will allow employees to access a corporate intranet in complete privacy while located outside the office.

Secure chat rooms

Your girlfriend, wife or business partner can enter the URL of a chat room to take part in a secret chat.

Con menprivacy

Every place you go to, your online activities can be monitored by Internet service providers, government organizations or criminals. Protect ourselves against malware or con tricks when web browsing.

Securely connect separated offices

Use PrivateVPN to securely connect geographically separated offices of an organization, creating one cohesive network.

Circumvent political censorship

Secure your transactions with PrivateVPN to circumvent geo-restrictions and censorship. Countries like Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Cuba, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria surveil and limit access to the Internet. Activists and journalists in one of these countries can connect privacyto PrivateVPN server and tunnel out of the censorship restrictions. PrivateVPN conceals your page-by-page activity from any government eavesdropping.

YouTube users might have come across a message that says, “This video is not available in your country”. PrivateVPN’s free YouTube proxy allows you to watch any video with zero constraints.

Note that you must add Private VPN to your computer before you arrive in the geo-restricted country.

Online shoppingprivacy

Do you get annoyed by the shopping sites keeping tabs on you? They start sending you ads related to where you shop. PrivateVPN makes that a thing of the past.

Test online strategies geographically

PrivateVPN’s services allow SEO and marketing professionals to connect to servers in different regions to test their strategies and processes.

Make public wifi private

privacyThose Starbucks or McDonald’s hotspots are not safe for confidential email and browsing. Public wi-fi offers no encryption security to its users, and your signals are broadcast for anyone savvy enough to eavesdrop.

Accessing insecure websites makes  it easy to steal your private information.

It’s very easy for even a beginner hacker to intercept your unencrypted wi-fi signal using an Evil Twin phony hotspot or a Firefox Tamper Data plugin. Mobile users should consider spending the 4 to 5 dollars per month for the safety of a PrivateVPN connection.

Secure Skype phoning

It’s relatively easy to eavesdrop on Voice-over-IP (Internet telephoning). Even intermediate-level hackers can listen in to your VOIP calls. Perhaps  you regularly use VOIP services like Skype. If you log into a public wi-fi network and then connect to your PrivateVPN, all of your hotspot web use will then be encrypted and hidden from prying ears & eyes.

Make booking flights & accommodation cheaper

privacyFlight and accommodation Booking websites:

  • Display different fees based on users location and currency.
  • Use tracking of your online activity
    • Allows them to increase the fee on your next visit
  • To ensure the cheapest rates, use PrivateVPN services whenever planning your next trip.

Free 7-day trial

If you wish to tryout a VPN at no cost for 7 days, go to free 7-day trial VPN. No credit card is required.

You will create a password that allows you to use PrivateVPN from anywhere in the world — on up to 6 devices at the same time.

It takes only a few minutes before your own PrivateVPN will be downloaded into your Downloads folder.  Double click on it and then drag the PrivateVPN app into your applications folder icon.

In a few seconds you will actually see it within your actual applications folder.

Double click on PrivateVPN. Fill in the email address and password that you gave during registration.

Click on the country list link. Click on the country from which you want to appear to be browsing.

Suppose you tested your new PrivateVPN out by clicking on the Belgium country link. Then search for what is my IP address? IP Lookup will give your IP address. Click on Get IP Details.

You will see data telling that you are in Belgium.

During the next 7 days, test out everything you can think of.

Email problems?

After you have used your PrivateVPN, you may be unable to use your regular email. That’s because you are not using your regular IP address.

To enable your regular IP address, click on PrivateVPN in your applications folder. You will get a PrivateVPN panel. Click on the button in the centre of the panel & your home IP address will be set up again. Then you email will work the way it did before you got PrivateVPN.

Blogger’s notes

To buy PrivateVPN, please click on any PrivateVPN link on this blog post. I will get a commission & it will help defray the cost of creating and keeping up this website.

Related pages

Evil twin
Mobile devices & cybersecurity

Related YouTube videos

Ebiz, How to Have a Successful Online Store

Your own Ebiz

ebiz shopping-with-smartphone-within-store-600Ebiz (electronic business) is the conduct of business processes on the Internet.

Perhaps you have a brick and mortar store and are upset with all of your potential shoppers who are shopping online.  This blog post will help you set up your own online store.  Promote online to people in your own city. You can have the best of both worlds — ebiz and physical store.

Perhaps you want to sell downloadable products throughout the English-speaking world.  This blog post will help with that too.

Lay the foundation

As the cliche says, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”  You will want to set up your store in neat columns & rows with buy now buttons that will add your sales tax and freight and then collect the money for you.  Before you do that, lay your foundation.


Add a table

table-with-buy-now-buttons-300The SFM system mentioned above will automate much of the online store creation for you.  In the event that you want to make your own, go to the blog post telling how to make an HTML table.

Assuming you are using WordPress, you can use CSS to add border, align the data, etc.

Add PayPal buy now buttons

paypal-horizontal-menuTo add PayPal buy now buttons, go to  Click the signup button.  Login. From the horizontal menu click on More > Sitemap > Create PayPal Buttons (in the tools section) > Create New Button.  Follow the instructions.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a marketing arrangement by which the owner of a good or service pays a commission to a third party (the affiliate). The affiliate has an external website that promotes the good or service. The affiliate gets a commission for every sale generated from its referrals.

An example of this is ClickBank.  Every product on that website is some sort of downloadable software.  An affiliate creates a website that promotes the software.  When someone downloads the software from a link on that website, an affiliate code will be included in the order. ClickBank will give the affiliate code owner a fixed percentage of the sale amount.  (ClickBank will also get a percentage of the sale.)

Ebiz is here to stay

Ecommerce retail sales are increasing at a rate much faster than regular brick & mortar store sales.  If you are interested in retail, ebiz is the way to go.





Peter Enns has been developing websites since 1996. He is a social media blogger and author of the free YouTube video-creation tutorial called 7 Day YouTube.


Technology Replacing Jobs

Disappearing jobs

technology replacing jobs makemoney online sign-600

The Digital Trends website tells us that 5 million American jobs are expected to be replaced by robots by 2020.   Technology replacing jobs is a huge problem.  As a result, many people are looking elsewhere for employment.

Replacement jobs

email-marketing-adIf your job has been or may be phased out, your new career could very well revolve around email, the Internet and related IT jobs. So, why don’t you click on the image to learn about value-added email marketing.

Beware of Internet scams

With the changing job market, the scammers have entered the scene.  You may get an email claiming to be a woman in Nigeria. Her husband died and she would like you to help her get his fortune out of Nigeria.  In exchange you will get a big percentage of the inheritance.  Press “delete” as soon as you see this one.

Another one tells you that you have won millions of dollars.  In order to receive it, you have to pay a processing fee of several thousands of dollars.  Delete.

Those scam warnings and many more were from the About Tech website.  Read more.

Some are legitimate

Just because there are lots of scams out there, you should not reject them all.  For instance, lots of people make very good affiliate income on ClickBank.  (In this scenario, you promote a product online.  When people buy because of a link from your website, you get a percentage of the sale.)

My favourite online business is an affiliate marketing opportunity with a twist.  You earn money at home by helping people solve a problem they enquire about online.

Instead of simply promoting a product on your website, you offer to email them a free PDF file or video that would help them solve a problem.  So, they fill in a form and you email them the free information.  As the days pass, you will email them more related free information.  It is genuinely useful information.  After you develop a relationship with them, you will offer to sell them something.

If they buy the product, you will develop an online relationship with them even further.  Hopefully you will eventually sell them related products.

I have been studying one company that uses this system.  They are legitimate and I would not hesitate dealing with them.

Using this system, some people made good money even during the recession of 2008 – 2009.

Earn money online with fewer working hours

technology replacing jobs earn money online Gold laptop with money fallingOnce you learn the system, you can earn money online. You can make a good living and most likely have fewer working hours than you had at your previous job.

Monetize your blog

Ad Learn how to sell affiliate products using your blog.  Learn about value-added email marketing.

See this article from the Eugene Mota website: Top 5 Techniques for Monetizing Your Blog.

Technology replacing jobs to robots

Watch the video below to see how robots are removing more jobs that they are creating.  The “earn money online” system is one system that will work even if technology is replacing your job.

Obsolete jobs

Read about technology replacing jobs.  Read about 30 jobs that are becoming obsolete.

Amazon is first choice

According to Bloomberg News

More than half of U.S. online consumers begin their product searches on Inc.’s website or mobile app, a survey found. . . . Fifty-five percent of those surveyed go to Amazon first when searching for products, an increase from 44 percent a year earlier, according to a Labor Day weekend poll of 2,000 people released by the Internet marketing firm BloomReach Inc.  Read more.

One side effect of this: If you are working in retail, your job may be threatened.  Perhaps it would be a good idea to get skills in a future-oriented career that will not become obsolete for a long time.  You can keep working in retail full time while earning money online part time.  You will be prepared for the time when technology replaces your job.




Peter Enns has been developing websites since 1996. He is a social media blogger and author of the free YouTube video-creation tutorial called 7 Day YouTube.


Adware Removal Tool

Free program and malware 

adware removal tool

I quickly figured out why I needed an adware removal tool.

Without thinking, I downloaded a free program.
• After that had malware on my computer
• On my website certain words had been changed to upper case blue
• Hovered over it, an ad showed up.
• Watch the short video below where I described my problem.

The term malware includes computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers, spyware, adware, malicious BHOs, rogue security software and other malicious programs that you may have on the computer. Signs that you’re infected with malware:

♦ A little box repeatedly comes up in the upper right-hand corner.  It tries to sell you something such as a computer cleaner.
♦ Receive an error Internet Explorer could not display the page when attempting to access certain websites.
♦ Your web browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) freezes, hangs or is unresponsive.
♦ Your web browser’s default homepage is changed.
♦ Access to security related websites is blocked.
♦ You get redirected to web pages other than the one to which you intended to go.

How you get infected

Uninstall spywareOne of the videos below says that you can get infected by downloading free software from unreputable websites.  However, I even got adware from the official GIMP website.   (If you really want GIMP, I recommend paying your $47 and get an ad-free download.  Besides that, the $47 version comes with lots & lots of tutorials.)

Adware removal tool for Mac

The video below is by Nerdify.  He says: Here is a great product that will get rid of ADWARE on your on you Macbook! I had a terrible outbreak of POP Ups, Glittery ADs on all my browser search results and just an overall ADWARE onslaught that I wouldn’t have been able to fight without this tool! link is provided. It is very very simple and free.

Another free adware removal tool for a Mac is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac.

Adware removal tool for a PC

The Bliig website says: Does your computer suddenly showing an annoying pop-up advertisement after you installing a free software that you download from the internet? If yes, then most likely you get that problem from a software that you just installed. While you don’t realize that you have been asked to approve the advertisement which is distributed when installing advertising-supported software, because many free software uses various advertisement method to monetize their software.

Check out the 5 different ad removal tools on their website.

To find more information about Adware removal, download a free copy of CurationSoft.  Then enter Adware removal tool into the search box. If you will upgrade from your lite (free) version of CurationSoft, you can become an affiliate and sell the software from your website.  You will get a commission every time someone upgrades from the lite version to the paid version.


Peter Enns has been developing websites since 1996. He is a social media blogger and author of the free YouTube video-creation tutorial called 7 Day YouTube.