How To: Use Email Privately without Being Tracked

by Tracy Knauer •

Virtually everyone needs an email account. Yet keeping emails private and secure is challenging because, by design, email identifies the sender. You also can’t protect emails from tracking with privacy tools like Tor or VPN. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to protect your email privacy. Here are our tips for secure email: If possible, use …

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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 …

Tor Project Will Pay Developers to Find Privacy Flaws

by Tracy Knauer •

Tor developers have acknowledged security vulnerabilities in the platform, but also started a major effort to fix them, by launching a program that will pay people who find bugs in the Tor code. The new Tor initiative is a bug bounty program. That means programmers who review Tor code and find bugs will receive cash for their efforts. They don’t …

PayPal Shuts Down Payments to UnoTelly Proxy Service

by Tracy Knauer •

PayPal has blocked payments for a VPN provider, UnoTelly, in a move that could set a problematic precedent for other VPN and proxy services. UnoTelly reported on Feb. 4 that PayPal had begun blocking payments to the company. As a result, it said, customers can no longer use PayPal to purchase VPN access or other services from UnoTelly. UnoTelly, which …