EVERYWHERE YOU GO in the www, you leave a trail. You can minimize your visible trail, and in a BIG VICTOR world, anonymity is a great idea. WEBMONKEY is the webware part of the WIRED world, with an article you might want to check out: "Secure Your Browser: Add-Ons to Stop Web Tracking".
You may be current on today's security concerns, but if not, the article will bring you up to speed with 2012 security issues and solutions. Myself, picked up a neat security plug-in for Opera, which rocks.
Sometimes you might want to give BIG VICKIE a real whizz, by logging into an IP address "fogger", like TOR. TOR is created by the TOR Project, a non-profit dedicated to your freedom from BIG VICKIE and the other gauleiters.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.