I don’t want to be tracked! But what to do?

To absolutely avoid being tracked I guess you’d have to move off-grid and never communicate with anyone again (which in some cases would be pretty sweet).

In a compromise between total shut-off and totally exposed there are some steps you can take to thwart at least some of the data collectors.

Down below is a list of plugins, apps and routines you can use to increase your privacy. But take warning, some of these, while fully legal and non-harmful, apparently might get you on some democratic governments’ watch-lists1.

Firefox addon: Self-Destructing Cookies

Self-Destructing Cookies automatically removes cookies when they are no longer used by open browser tabs.

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Tor - The Onion Router

Protect your privacy. Defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis.[1. Tagesschau (in German, 2 trackers)