The 3 Minute Guide To Online Privacy


I want to browse websites anonymously.

Use the anonymous Tor web browser — it’s free and available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iOS.

I want to stop my ISP (or Work or School) from monitoring me.

Use a VPN (virtual private network). Use Firefox with privacy plugins installed, see this article for more information

I want to buy something anonymously with a credit card.

You can get a Vanilla Visa or Simon card, See this article for more information.

I want to visit blocked/censored websites.

You can use a VPN (virtual private network).

I want to keep hackers away while I travel and use WiFi hotspots.

Use a VPN (virtual private network), and a password manager like Lastpass.

I want to email privately.

You a reasonably private email provider (list here). The free GnuPG can be used with any email account, but it takes some time setting up. The easiest tool to use is Mozilla’s email program, Thunderbird with the Enigmail extension.

I want to use Bittorrent anonymously.

Use a VPN while you torrent. You can also join Usenet.

I’m interested in a private alternative internet.

See Usenet. If you are tech savvy, try Freenet or I2P.

I want more anonymity — I want to use an entire anonymous operating system.

You can run special Linux distribution from a CD/DVD drive (e.g. Tails). See this article for more info.


  1. says

    Great article, great website! I would hope you would update this article with options on how to anonymously buy/sell (exchange) cryptocurrency. Thanks in advance!

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