How to maximize privacy in OSX...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DoNoHarm, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    The privacy situation these days has gotten to be really Orwellian. While it probably makes no difference, I figured I'd try to do the "easy stuff" to increase my privacy. I've tried Ubuntu and other Linux distros, but I think I'll be sticking with OSX. It's just too good and easy to use. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to maximize privacy on a Mac. So far I have:

    1) Encrypted my hard disk using file vault
    2) Switched to firefox with these mods: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/4-simple-changes-protect-your-privacy-online
    3) Modified my facebook.

    I'd be curious about other tips people have out there. If people have suggestions, I'll update my list!
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    [[ 2) Switched to firefox with these mods: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/0...privacy-online ]]

    Do the above plugins for Firefox give you the ability to conceal your IP address?
    If not, you should try out the "Epic" privacy browswer.
    It's a stripped-down version of Chrome (all the google stuff has been stripped out) that is purposely-designed to operate from a "privacy point of view".
    It can effectively conceal your IP address, among other things.

    [[ 3) Modified my facebook. ]]

    If you're REALLY concerned about privacy, you will "remove yourself" from such social networking sites as facebook, linkedin, etc.
     
  3. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    also I turned on the firewall in the settings/security preferences...
     
  4. pompomme macrumors newbie

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    I think you should also add a firewall like Hands Off, Little Snitch or just Radio Silence.
     

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