I am an anonymous surrealist with a slight interest in security and privacy. Below is a good start on how to gain some privacy while using the net.
Browse the web with ease and flair: https://seamonkey-project.org/ The Great, Original, Mozilla Browser! Keeping it real. Or, trying to.. Also check out https://palemoon.org/ which is also a very competent browser keeping the user in control.
Do so without trackers, viral pushers, and ads: I suggest script blocker: https://noscript.net/ hand in hand with https://github.com/gorhill/ublock a great general-purpose blocker. Comes with a genius point, click, and block feature, a plethora of blocklists. Also check out his https://github.com/gorhill/umatrix to get full control over what or what not your browser connects to.
Through an encrypted multi layered connection: https://torproject.org/
Speak freely using an open, secure, and free protocol: https://xmpp.org/ Pair it with client to client encryption using OTR: https://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/ or OMEMO: https://conversations.im/omemo/ for added security.
Use movim as your social media platform: “Because it isn’t facebook” should be reason enough, but it is actually a genuinely great experience.
Slight being the keyword here. For total privacy: download the web and surf offline.