Two Ways to Make Anonymous Phone Calls

by Tracy Knauer •

Want to make a phone call without revealing your real identity? There are several ways you can do this, ranging from using a throw-away phone to restricting caller ID settings permanently on your smartphone. But what if you just want to make private, anonymous calls occasionally, without purchasing a special phone for it? Here are two solutions. Use a Caller …


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 …

VPN vs. Tor Comparison Chart

by Tracy Knauer •

If you want to stay private online or beat Internet censorship, should you use a VPN, Tor or both? Keep reading for a comparison of VPN services and Tor. VPNs and Tor are different types of services. But their feature sets overlap in certain areas. They can both be useful for circumventing censorship and for increasing privacy. The following tables …


How To: Perform Private Searches Online

by Tracy Knauer •

Performing online searches using major search engines is a big privacy risk. Here are a few alternative search engines that allow you to search without being tracked. Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo! track you in various ways. If you have an account with them, they can correlate your searches with other details you reveal about yourself. And even …