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Using Anonymous Remailers for Email Privacy

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 […]

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How Free Software Advocate Richard Stallman Stays Private Online

Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, probably takes the cake as one of the most privacy-conscious Internet users around. For that reason, it’s worth taking a look at his strategy for staying private online, which he has described on his personal website. Privacy is not Stallman’s only reason for promoting free software.

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Could Email Provide Access to Censored Online Content?

Here’s a creative way to beat online censorship: transmit banned information via email. That’s what a little-known (and now defunct) project called Feed over Email tried to do. It never got off the ground, but it’s notable all the same for its creative approach to online privacy, which did not require VPNs or Tor. Feed

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Review of Privatoria’s VPN Service

With prices starting as low as $1.90 per month, Privatoria offers one of the least expensive commercial VPN services for people who want to browse anonymously or circumvent online censorship. Here’s a look at its features, installation process and bandwidth speeds. Privatoria’s main features include: Servers spread across twenty-one countries, including the United States. That

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Using JonDonym’s Proxy Service for Online Privacy

Tor and VPN services are the most popular ways of anonymizing your online presence. But a lesser known platform, JonDonym, provides a similar solution that has certain advantages over Tor and VPN. JonDonym is a package consisting of several components. The most important is a proxy client called JonDo. JonDo forwards traffic from Web browsers,

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Using Mailvelope to Keep Emails Private with PGP Encryption

Using an email provider that doesn’t track you is one way to help protect your email privacy. But that’s only half the battle. Encrypting your email is also important. Here’s how to do it using Mailvelope. Mailvelope is an email encryption tool that uses PGP to prevent unauthorized access to email content. PGP is the

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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

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Lead Linux Coder Warns Against Inevitable Security Flaws

From Heartbleed to Shellshock, the world of open-source computing has faced several high-profile security breaches in the last year. What are open-source developers – whose code powers many of the servers and websites that store millions of people’s personal information – doing about them? That’s the question Linus Torvalds, lead Linux kernel developer, helped answer

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