Good evening all, I have a few questions regarding privacy in Linux. One of the reasons im getting involved with Linux is privacy. Ive always had issues with Google, but Windows pushed me over the edge though when it hijacked the wireless switch on my computer so I can no longer shut it off... What are some things I can or should do to protect my privacy when web browsing in Linux? Im assuming firefox is an improvement over Chrome or internet explorer? Ive been using Startpage as my homepage which im sure helps but ive heard about many other things which are new to me. For example I know there are privacy focused distros (TA ILS) that are only bootable from the USB. That seems a bit overkill to me. I remember Jarrett posted something regarding this in the previous forum. Ive also heard about VPNs (these sound promising), adblockers, uorigin, etc. In my mind, ideally one would be able to search anonymously. I'm not as concerned with circumnavigating some government agency, more like I dont want any of the companies a having all my info and raising my insurance rates because I searched for some diasese, or getting advertisements, or having it affect my credit score, or job prospects... Are there tools which I can plug into Linux Mint for example, or are these best used with a specific distro?