So lately; over the last 6 months or so I have been getting increasingly cautious about online privacy. As I post this I understand that if any government athority wants to track me down I'm fucked. Later this year if all goes well I'll be starting a professional career and I don't want anything in my personal life to affect my chances of getting a longterm job. What currently do - Search using DuckDuckGo mainly (I still use google for public transport timetables) - I use a fake surname on FaceBook (I doubt this helps) - I don't download porn I use the following Firefox add-ons - Ad-block Plus - BetterPrivacy - DuckDuckGo Plus - Ghostery - Self destructing cookies I'm thinking I should stop buying stuff online as much as I reasonably can and make a separate emails for my professional and private lives. When I type my name into Google I don't find any matches in the first few pages that have anything to do with me. I've been considering getting my name changed to be on the safe side, but I think it may make a potential employer believe I may have something to hide. Your thoughts?