I've had many people come to me and ask how it is I keep my computer (and android device) so lowkey and away from prying eyes.
Even as I'm typing my Tracker blocker has blocked 5 trackers and 7 ads. The amount of trackers on every webpage is truly ridiculous. If you follow what I say and get the extensions that I use(works on Chrome, Chromium, as well as Firefox) you will see just how many people are keeping tabs on your internet usage.
First things first, for the people who don't know what a tracker does..
Keeping it simple here, basically trackers keep tabs on what you are doing on the web. Ever noticed ads pop up about stuff local to you? These trackers have tracked you and know where you are and what you are doing.
To solve this just download the extension Ghostery. Ghostery blocks any trackers that are on any webpage and keep these comapnies from tracking you every move (including Google, Google+ as well as Facebook)
Everyone knows what ads are so yeah just get AdBlocker or AdBlocker plus. Simple.
This won't make your computer completely secure but at least its adding to your arsenal.
OR if you want complete security and your identity hidden go ahead and download Tor on your computer. It's free, opensource, and its.. well.. Amazing. https://www.torproject.org/
Now to make your device anonymous. This is the beauty of Android. We, as Android users, can use Tor on our devices. (only on Opera and Tor's limited browser.. for now.)
First, download the app Orbot. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.torproject.android&hl=en
Now either get Opera or Orweb from playstore.
Orweb will already have it working but with Opera it's a little more trickier.
1. Open up Opera Mobile and type "about
:config" in the address bar, then hit go.
2. Scroll down until you see the "Proxy" section and select it.
3.Under "HTTP server" and "HTTPS server" enter 127.0.0.1:8118.
4. Click the checkboxes next to "Use HTTP" and "Use HTTPS" to enable proxy usage for the respective protocols within Opera Mobile.
5. Click "Save" and restart Opera Mobile.
Keep Orbot running in the background.
Once you have all of this done you will be free to browse your mobile internet anonymously!
Hopefully I have made a useful post.