Anonymity online

Control over the everything online is no surprise to anyone. Is it possible to fight it? Should the secrecy of correspondence be neglected?

Published by Roman Vasilyev at 07/06/2017

Currently any government controls more and more of all areas of our life. The internet is the easiest place to control, so the governments controls is more and more. There are plenty of resources on the network that contain evidences, the most famous is WikiLeaks.

Only because of that people are trying to protect themselves. One of the first frontiers of protection is to hide personal information as much as possible. By reading this material you’ll get an introduction to what you can do easy, fast and free.

Do you need anonymity?

In general, this is more philosophical question. Hiding your personal information can help and harm you . By creating a halo of the veil or posing as a different person, you are more likely to alienate than attract a potentially positive person. Of course, it’s better not to advertise a personal correspondence and surfing history on the web. Beside that sometimes it just annoying to see someone watching you all the time.

Is it possible anonymity online?

In fact, it’s just impossible, to transfer just something device needs an address, so you can track it, the question is only how serious people trying to trace you. However, in reality, it is unlikely that you will be hunted so hard, so it is easy to make the identification process very difficult. For the opposite side to think a lot, “Does it worth it …?!”

In continuation, we’ll look at options how to do this, and what simple techniques can be used to avoid being easy prey for hackers.

A set of habits that will help you stay untracked

  1. Sniper principle

    Always change “position” - keep changing the network access point. High-speed home internet is great, but it can also play a disservice: the provider has more information about you than you think. There are always alternatives, free or are semi-free points of entry to the network: cafes, railway stations, airports, or just an open access point in the vicinity of your house. The more access points you using the less likely to be surprisingly caught.

  2. Using multiple accounts

    Remember that e-mail is today the universal and primary ID of the person on the network. So all social life from one account makes you more vulnerable. Take one account for your personal correspondence, another for public use, and better for more than one e-mail address, can be used as a single mail service such as Gmail and a few, Yandex,

  3. Avoid Russian services

    Based on recent events with the messengers and Russian social networks in Russia, it is very easy for the secret services to gain access and to maintain total control of everything physically located on the territory of the Russian Federation. In essence, any data that is located on any server on the network can be viewed, the difference that in European countries and USA everything by law, in Russia the entire control remains under for secret service.

Anonymous chat

Today in trend chats and messengers which are tied to the phone number and using correspondence encryption:

All of them are tied to the phone number and provide basic correspondence encryption. It gives you a good plus to concealing your personal data.

Lonje Chat - also applies to this software category. Unlike the above products, with all of the above functions, it does not require an account, has a web interface, and does not require a phone. Therefore, the degree of “secrecy” is even higher.


Man in bag With anonymity you are blind

All that is described above is only a small part of the huge number of personal information protection options, both on the desktop and on the mobile internet. However, the most important thing to follow is the rule of self-control: before you put anything into a network, think carefully, because biggest enemy for a man is himself. Using this basic rule, you may not even need to think about any anonymity.

Because the Miranda rule :

You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law.

is a right to silence warning given by police in the United States to criminal suspects in police custody