Hi, folks...Like many people I've become more and more sensitive about my online privacy. I'm fairly "techy" but by no means a security or internet expert. I've been skimming the forum threads and quite frankly my head is kinda spinning. I'm just your ordinary citizen with no issues of gov. censorship/tracking, no illegal activities or corporate espionage. I just don't want to give every personal detail out to the internet. So my question is this...How should I separate my "true" identity with a "pseudo" identity. My real identity is obviously used for banking, shopping etc. The pseudo identity is for doing research or looking up things that I'm just not comfortable with the whole world knowing. Or just searching the internet without receiving spam or ads about every little thing I look up. I guess I'll need to create a separate email that is not linked to my real self also. Suggestions on email? ProtonMail, Hush. Hush seems fine...I know they'll give up info but I'm not terribly concerned about that. At least its not scanned like gmail....or maybe it is?? I guess thats a whole different topic. Should I use two separate browsers? 1 for each identity? Safari for my true self and FF or TOR bundle for pseudo identity? Or should I use the same setup for both real and pseudo? The only things I have I have started to use for security/anonymity are a VPN, some of the usual extensions, and or the TOR bundle browser. Just the other day I also changed my DNS to openDNS...not entirely sure that accomplished anything but it does seem to be a little faster...could be just in my mind?? Also, does it defeat the whole purpose of being annonymous if I'm using VPN & TOR and log into my bank? I guess they would know I logged in but can't trace back to my real IP or know where I am...right?? TOR is pretty slow so I guess that would be for use when I'm really paranoid about looking something up...everyday browsing with TOR would be kinda painful. Thanks in advance for any help!