If you want actual privacy, 99% of the Internet will cease to exist for you. You can use Tor/Vidalia for the next best thing, but privacy obtained through Tor is not much better than through Freenet/I2P. To be frank, I simply will not discuss Freenet/I2P. I have used the former, but not the latter. I found an astonishing lack of useful content, and *Other* things that are the entire reason I will never again use them, and do not discuss them. Some people desire privacy for legitimate reasons. Some use Freenet/I2P. 'Nuff said. If you install Noscript, Adblock and RequestPolicy extensions, FF is neigh unbreakable unless you allow things you should not. The difference is that the control is in your hands rather than the very limited scope of what FF has in the menus. Daynab is entirely right about private browsing. I never use it for anything. There is another option for you besides using Chrome for certain things. Use FF as your primary browser, and use Portable Firefox with all the desired privacy extensions for the things you would rather not interrupt in your normal browsing session. They can work side by side without any problems. That way you can keep your normal FF instance running and copy a link into your iron safe portable version. And the added benefit to the portable version is that you can copy it anywhere and if anything goes wrong, just copy it back and you are back where you were before things went wrong. I generally prefer portable applications myself anyway. Whenever I need to reinstall Windows for whatever reason I can copy them out and they will work just as well when I copy them back in. *Edit* I should clarify about Tor. When you run Tor, in most cases whatever you do cannot be tied directly to you. But if you use it only for a minute, you may not be logged as a normal Tor user. Thus the problem is that any and all requests sent via your IP are now *Your* problem. If someone searches for something incriminating through Tor and you are running it, you may be the exit point unless you configure it specifically to not allow that. This is a double edged blade that can cut you very very badly. You need to allow requests to be sent through your node for Tor to work, just like you need to allow your Torrent client to upload data as you download it from others. If no-one does it then the service fails. Tor partly eliminates the ability to pin down who sent what by adding artificial lag time to all packets. This means slower page loads and more lost packets. Whenever IPV6 is finally adopted universally, we will probably all have static IP addresses. That is good and bad. Good in that it makes there be no more guesswork about why this IP is. Bad in that there will be no possibility of privacy without using an anonymizer like Tor. Either way I welcome the change. I can adapt as needed.