[updated July 2017]
A number of friends and colleagues have asked me recently about what I would recommend doing to regain some Internet privacy, given my background in Web development and technical support. The guide at PRISM-BREAK is authoritative but too technical for most people to follow. In recent weeks I've gone down the proverbial "rabbit hole" to see how secure I could make my Internet experience and then dialed the paranoia way back to a more practical, useful level. Here's what I've found.