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How to surf the Internet anonymously on your iPhone

How to surf the Internet anonymously on your iPhone

Browsing the internet can be problematic when your personal data is collected for commercial purposes without having given permission or facilitating the hacking of an account using the information collected. A problem that can be easily solved using different tools.

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Being anonymous when browsing the internet is interesting since it protects us from theft of private data. Use marketing, profiling or worse hacking, collecting personal data or everyone's preferences to be binding and against the protection of personal information.

But anonymity on the Internet goes beyond a since surfing anonymously can be useful for viewing sites that are inaccessible in our geographic area by censorship or restriction. A freedom that can be achieved in different ways. It is up to everyone to find the one that best suits them.

Anonymous from Safari browser

The official browser of the apple, Safari integrates a parameter which quickly this kind of collection. It is enough to activate the private navigation which prevents the navigator from preserving data informed on certain sites, or preferences in term of purchase. To do this, simply activate the private navigation available from the browser. By clicking on the two frames at the bottom left of a window, the “private” option appears.

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<p>We can also prevent small files created by sites from being stored in the browser, called Cookies, which contain a lot of information such as identifiers or passwords. The option can be activated from the Safari settings. It is also possible to prevent the saving of site consultation histories.</p><div class='code-block code-block-5' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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<p>Unfortunately, this solution is not optimal since Safari still keeps track of the sites consulted, but in another form, internally in a “Webpageicon.db” file. Information is still more difficult to exploit to recover. To remedy this, deleting browsing data in Safari or the file in question seems to be a good solution. </p>
<p><strong>Connect a VPN</strong></p><div class='code-block code-block-6' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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The virtual private network – or VPN – has become a very popular tool on the Internet for browsing in peace. Just log in to be able to browse anywhere without leaving a trace of your IP address. It also allows you to connect to inaccessible sites in a geographic area from another location on the plant thanks to a false geolocation.

For example, SurfEasy or VyprVPN free and available on iTunes.

Use a proxy

The proxy is an intermediary browser which intervenes between the device and the site by hiding the user's IP address.

The downside of this tool is that it extends the connection time. Indeed, by connecting a first time to the proxy, then a second time to the site, the loading time doubles. This does not, however, avoid many embarrassments.

A multi-layered browser

A well-known alternative in anonymous browsing is to use the “Tor” program, from the English “The onion router” which refers to the different layers of an onion. Indeed, Tor is a superimposed computer network which involves a certain number of servers in such a way as to make it much more difficult to track IP addresses and site visits. From an iPhone, the program is available directly in browser version, Onion Browser and free.

Apps blocking trackers

Finally, there is the solution of “all-in” applications which embed all the necessary tools to avoid being tracked on the Internet. Ghostery is a browser that will automatically block all web trackers, thereby guaranteeing maximum confidentiality. It’s an attractive solution for users who don’t want to invest in a VPN or make life difficult.

Another solution would be to connect to the superimposed computer network “Tor”. This has the particularity of involving a certain number of servers in such a way as to make it much more difficult to track IP addresses and site consultations. To be able to enjoy it, just download the Tor file and install it on your device