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How To: Pay Anonymously Online

by Tracy Knauer •

Many websites and online apps require you to pay for certain services. Normally, that would mean using a credit card and giving away your real identity. But if you want to pay privately, that’s possible. Here are several solutions for paying anonymously online.If you need to make a payment on a website or app without revealing your true identity, consider …

Using Anonymous Remailers for Email Privacy

by Tracy Knauer •

Want to send email anonymously? Anonymous remailers provide a solution. Here’s an overview of how they work and where to access them. You can gain some privacy in email by using a provider that doesn’t track you. But that’s different from hiding your identity from the recipient. Anonymous remailers make it possible to obfuscate your identity when sending email. They …

Symantec Reports New Internet Monitoring in Iran

by Tracy Knauer •

An American security company says Iranian hackers have been engaged in a program to track potential political dissidents for at least the last year. The monitoring program uses malware to spy on computer users and may be targeting people using Tor or VPNs. According to Symantec, the American online security company, the spying has been the work of two different …

French Police Call for Restrictions on Tor and VoIP Encryption

by Tracy Knauer •

French authorities are considering a ban on Tor, as well as rules that would require VoIP users to hand over encryption keys, as part of what police say is an effort to restrict terrorists’ ability to communicate privately online. Le Monde, a major newspaper in France, reports that police have requested authority to “prohibit and block communications on the Tor …