Privacy is a fundamental human right, well it is in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Even though most of us have chosen to give up a chunk of our privacy by signing up to and using social media, privacy is still incredibly important to protect, especially online and when any computing device. You don't have to been just concerned by your government spying on you, as your web habits and personal information is of monetary value to identity thieves and cyber-criminals. Lucky there is free software to enhance your privacy online. 

Tor  https://www.torproject.org/
Tor is free software, which includes a web browser, which keeps you anonymous while online. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world 
 
Adobe Flash Cookie Manager  Flash Cookie Management
An online control panel to specify privacy settings for any of the websites that you have visited. 
 
File Shredder  https://www.fileshredder.org/
When you delete a file on your computer, it doesn't necessarily mean it has been deleted, even when you hit the recycle bin, it can be recovered with a little know how. So this handy little free tool ensures when you delete a file, it can never be recovered.

Identity Theft Protection

If you are concerned you are at risk or maybe a victim of an identity thief, consider signing up a privacy/credit checking company. There several companies providing these services and they cost between £13 to £20 a month.

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