For anyone who is at the very least concerned by Google’s extensive profiling, we’re here to help you understand how to protect your mobile browsing should you choose to clutch at the strands of anonymity you’re still wielding.
From within your mobile, you can browse privately in a number ways. If you’ve got an Android handset, download InBrowser from the Market and do your Google searching through that. If you’ve got a phone with the latest version of Android (4.0), ironically, it’s Google’s own browser – Chrome Beta that also offers private browsing. If compatible with your phone, we’d recommend the latter option as it offers the most intuitive interface.
To browse privately in Chrome, download the browser in the Android Market, open it, press menu, access your “Settings” and then choose “New Incognito Tab”, as illustrated below.
If you have an iPhone, there’s no need to download any browser, simply tap “Settings”, then “Safari”, to the right of the “Privacy” tab is a slider and bob’s your uncle, with a slide to the right you’re done.
Is there anything else you can do? Of course there is, you can refrain from using Google’s services altogether, though admittedly this is increasingly difficult in todays society. A more feasible option would be to log-out of Google services when done with them, or use a different browser for searches – one that isn’t linked to your Google account.