Tor .onion Domain Gets Security Enhancement with IETF Approval

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has made private and anonymous Internet browsing easier by officially granting special status to the .onion domain name. Now, Tor users can be more certain that their tracks are hidden when they visit sites that use the .onion domain. The change’s chief significance is that it makes it impossible to access sites using the …

Malaysian Officials Make Online Privacy Harder

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“There is currently too much anonymity online.” That’s what government officials in Malaysia are saying in comments regarding plans to increase Internet censorship as the country’s prime minister, Najib Razak, faces allegations of corruption. The suggestion that the Internet is too anonymous came from Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Malaysia’s tourism minister. He went on to explain that the problem, in …

Tails OS 1.5 Offers Out-of-the-Box Privacy Protection

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an OS designed from the ground-up for privacy and security?  If you’re willing to give a Linux-based platform a try, there is: The Amnesic Incognito Live System — better known as Tails OS. It aims to make private computing a plug-and-play affair. Most mainstream operating systems do little to help users stay private. …

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NinjaStik: Boot To An Anonymous OS In 60 Seconds

The NinjaStik is a bootable USB 3.0 memory stick. It allows to you boot your computer into an anonymous operating system (via custom firmware and Linux-based OS). There are a host of privacy-related tools on the stick — including a Tor Browser, a Bitcoin Wallet and Thunderbird with Enigmail installed. According to the company the Ninjastik can be used  a …

How To Avoid Giving Out Your Personal Information

Here are some simple steps to avoid giving out your personal information: Give Out A Separate/Disposable Email Address Create a separate email address and give it to companies who needlessly request one. This really helps reduce spam. I use a disposal email address. Give Out A Fake/Disposable Phone Number Give out a fake phone number or use a disposable phone …

Whonix: An Operating System Where IP & DNS Leaks Are Impossible

Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity and security. It’s based on the Tor anonymity network, Debian GNU/Linux and security by isolation. In Whonix, DNS leaks are impossible, and not even malware with root privileges can find out the user’s real IP. Whonix consists of two virtual machines on a separate, isolated virtual network. One virtual machine (VM) is …

Linux Distributions Built For Anonymity

If you are serious about using the internet privately, you should probably be using an anonymous operating system. Listed below are privacy and security enhanced Linux distributions that can allow anonymous web surfing, encryption and advanced security measures. Most of them use the Tor network for anonymous internet connections.

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The 3 Minute Guide To Online Privacy

I want to browse websites anonymously. Use the anonymous Tor web browser — it’s free and available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iOS.

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How To Avoid Being Monitored Online

How To Avoid Being Monitored Online

There are many reasons to seek privacy on the internet. These days, we have ISPs monitoring our connections, corporations tracking and consolidating our information across multiple websites. There are hackers and identity thieves attempting to access our computers and steal our personal information. Basically, internet privacy should be of interest to everyone. Even if you feel you have “nothing to …

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Using A VPN Inside A Virtual Machine For Extra Anonymity

Sometimes you might need to be extra anonymous on the internet. A easy way to achieve this is to run a VPN inside a Virtual Machine. You create a Virtual Machine by running another Operating System within an application on your computer.

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How To Be Anonymous On The Internet

Browse Annoymously On The Internet

In A Nutshell Being truly anonymous on the Internet is a complicated, because computers create so many logs and records. However, you can get a reasonable level of privacy by downloading an anonymous browser like the Tor Browser. Tor is free, but it does tend make browsing the web slow. If you want to make all your internet connections private and …

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I2P: The Invisible Internet Project

I2P or the “Invisible Internet Project” is an ambitious project to create an anonymous internet. It is designed to allow anonymous web browsing, instant messaging, blogging and file transfers.

How To Unblock Gambling and Adult Websites

Adult website and gambling websites are blocked in many countries, especially in the Middle East. One easy way to get full access to blocked sites is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN will encrypt and redirect all your internet traffic, to that you appear to be in another country. A VPN also makes your internet activities private …

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Where Can I Spend Bitcoins?

We present here a list of merchants that accept Bitcoins. Since Bitcoin is such a new currency, the selections here a bit of a mixed bag, but there are certainly some interesting services listed here.

Tor: A Truly Anonymous Internet

If you want to browse the internet anonymously, and you are patient enough to wait about 2-3 seconds for web pages to load, check out Tor. Tor is a network that protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world. Tor prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you …

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The Best Anonymous VPNs That Do Not Track You

A VPN or “virtual private network” is the easiest way to make your internet activities private. If you want to browse the web privately or share files privately, a VPN will encrypt and redirect your internet connections. This means all the data leaving your computer is encrypted, making it very difficult for hackers or eavesdroppers to monitor your internet connections. …

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How to Buy Things Anonymously Using A Credit Card

In A Nutshell The paid service Blur allows you to create disposable credit cards (U.S. only) Entropay allows you to create virtual credit cards — I have not tested this service This anonymous credit card is issued from a European bank: AnonDebitCard Using Bitcoins is another good option — however be aware that Bitcoin transactions are only quasi-anonymous. Blur: Create …