To ensure an enhanced degree of online anonymity, try the Tor Browser Bundle which uses the Tor network. You do not need to install anything separately as the bundle will take care of that. Using the Tor network may slow down your network speed a little. It is available for the major desktop operating systems. Tor is not completely invincible but it provides high anonymity. Check this cool video on how to find and use Tor bridges and unpublished relays. These are for those situations where your ISP blocks the well-known Tor network IPs. Tor Browser Bundle uses Firefox along with a few security related extensions as the browser.
A second option is to install tor in your system so that it can take care of the network traffic automatically. Check the documentation for instructions.
Once you start using the bundle you’ll discover more and more facts on how you are tracked online. For example, did you know that YouTube actually sends back image canvases to its server which can be used to identify your machine?
And one ore tip for the wise: do NOT login to any of your regular web service accounts (like FB, Gmail, Twitter etc.) using Tor. That defeats the purpose.
To install Tor Browser Bundle on Ubuntu:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install tor-browser
To figure out which port tor browser is running on, try:
$ netstat -ntlup ... tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:9150 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN -
Webpage: Tor Browser Bundle