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How to stay anonymous online

There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to stay anonymous online. Maybe you want to avoid those creepy targeted ads for things you Googled earlier in the week. Or perhaps you just don’t want your previously visited websites turning up in your partner’s browsing session. Whatever the reason, privacy online is becoming a big deal as it becomes clear how little of it we really have, thanks to ubiquitous website trackers that collect data on our movements. From turning on your browser’s incognito mode, to downloading a plugin to erase your tracks, here are some tips on surfing the web without leaving (too much of) a trail.

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This is the fastest wireless carrier in the US

You’re sitting in a coffee shop, your eyeballs glued to the phone. YouTube is open, and you’re waiting for the latest comic-book movie trailer to load. Instead, you get the oh-so-familiar circular loading icon instead. And it keeps spinning and spinning. It’s at these moments that you wonder if the time has come to switch wireless carriers. But which carrier? Each of them claims to be some variation of fastest, most reliable or even newest. It’s tough to cut through the noise. Testing firm OpenSignal has some answers, with a surprising contest for the top spot.

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New ISP to go wireless

  There’s a new internet service on the horizon that promises to deliver extremely fast internet speeds for cheap, wirelessly. Called Starry, it’s exciting enough on its own terms. But the startup’s generating MJ-moonwalking-on-MTV-level enthusiasm in our newsroom not only because it rocks, but also because its competitors, frankly, are pretty bad. Here are the main reasons many Americans still can’t access quality internet service.

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