Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From Online Spying. Okay, the recent digital spying scandals have everyone thinking about data and online security. Don't put your head in the sand and hope the problem goes away. This Gizmodo article makes some very practical suggestions for making your data safer online. Briefly, when you browse, use a browser like DuckDuckGo, or other method that doesn't store data as you type. Encrypt everything. Use Incognito Mode if you use Chrome. Did I mention encrypt everything? Use anonymous proxies. Not perfect; but, much better than what you are doing now. Use two step authentication. Don't stay logged in all the time. Yes, it is a pain; but, imagine what it is like for someone who wants to get at your data. Keep an antivirus and anti spam filter going all the time. Scan frequently. Some of the easiest ways to get your data and keystrokes are to gain access to your physical computer, and install a key logger. Read the article. Consider what you are doing. Be safe out there. Oh, and if you work for a large organization, do a better job of supervising all persons who have access to your computers. Just another reason to consider solo practice.