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 …

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Best Bitcoin Wallets for 2016

by Tracy Knauer •

The Bitcoin ecosystem is still relatively new, but there is already a large selection of different Bitcoin wallets for paying anonymously. Which Bitcoin wallets are the best for 2016? These are our recommendations. What is a Bitcoin wallet? The term is a little confusing because the wallets don’t really store your Bitcoins. They are instead the place that holds your …

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 …