Consumer Web Watch features an interesting article on keeping your surfing private. The article discusses a number of ways to protect your anonymity, from utilities that “wash” your computer of your surfing habits, to anonymizers that allow you to explore the Internet without anyone discovering your identity.

The article spends a lot of time discussing the horrors of “auto-complete” — yes, if you have auto-complete turned on, when you start to type something into your Address line, the sites you have visited previously may pop up for others to see. But you don’t need special software to take care of this problem — In Internet Explorer, just select Tools, then Internet Options, then Clear History. That’s it!