Crank Safari privacy to the max

How to get maximum anonymity from Apple's browser.

Back in January, Google quietly admitted that Incognito mode in Chrome isn’t very incognito at all. In fact, Google’s browser does almost nothing to protect your privacy online.

This shouldn’t really be a surprise: Google’s business model is based on tracking and building online profiles for advertisers (same with Facebook and many other internet companies, including, yes, the Cult of Mac website!). Remember: If it’s free, you are the product!

By contrast, Apple’s Safari web browser is already pretty good about protecting your privacy.

But if you really want to remain private online, you need to change some Safari settings that aren’t turned on by default. Here’s how to crank your online privacy to the max.

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Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them.

— Steve Jobs, 2011.

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