Living in the Age of Information that we live in today brings great convenience and benefit along with great risks. On the one hand, humanity has access to basically the entirety of information and knowledge known in existence at the mere few clicks of a button; but on the other hand, this great power in the hands of a nefarious few can cause great destruction and misery if taken too far. In this article, I'll guide you through the possible steps to secure your private information online.
Some may consider this a “tin-foil hat” way of thinking, but as we’ve clearly seen with many three-letter organisations throughout the world, government spying has gone from being seen as a crazy conspiracy theory to becoming nearly blatantly out in the open. Because of this, those who are privacy minded and who wish to stay off of the radar as much as possible will find Linux to be quite the valuable tool when used properly. In fact, those who wish to remain as anonymous as possible online will find Linux to be the only option, as Windows and Mac OS X are known for collecting as much information on you as possible. Just perform a Google search for “Windows 10 spying” or “Mac OS X privacy” and you can see this for yourself.