Jo-Anne Rowney has written an article that should be required reading by everyone who uses the Internet and is concerned with personal privacy. She suggests which web browser to use, which search engine to use, and which notorious web sites to avoid.
I also especially agree with her words about “backdoors” requested by various governments:
“Backdoors are not just about surveillance; they also enable hackers to steal your data directly and steal data from companies, banks, etc.
“The argument for giving governments such power in order to protect us against terrorism also naively assumes that the government or leaders will only use these doors for individual instances of national safety.
“And there’s a big difference between giving a backdoor to Germany versus North Korea, and unfortunately governments are not always the good guys.”
Jo-Anne Rowney’s article may be found at http://goo.gl/KN6DD2.