The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

And yet, our right to anonymity online remains at risk.But most importantly, there are myriad reasons why anonymity and pseudonymity remain vital tools for free expression and safety.EFF was able to successfully appeal in District Court, however, and Darkspilver’s anonymity remains protected.

A simple introduction to mixnets

A simple introduction to mixnets

The Sphinx packets traverse multiple mixnodes and get delivered to Bob. Assuming there is a sufficiently large number of people using the mixnet (that we have a big anonymity set of stormtroopers, or sheep, in the street), it’s impossible for anybody watching the network to determine whether Alice was talking to Bob, talking to someone else, or just automatically sending cover traffic while she was out eating a sandwich.

A dark web tycoon pleads guilty. But how was he caught?

A dark web tycoon pleads guilty. But how was he caught?

“Perhaps the greatest overarching question related to the investigation of this case is how the government was able to pierce Tor’s veil of anonymity and locate the IP address of the server in France,” Marques’s defense lawyers wrote in a recent filing.

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $100 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity — Unknown Fund

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $100 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity — Unknown Fund

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $75 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity.The Unknown Fund also sees incredible opportunities to protect the rights and freedoms of people that technology such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies give us.

Top 3 Bitcoin Wallets for Privacy and Anonymity

Top 3 Bitcoin Wallets for Privacy and Anonymity

Besides, Wasabi supports Tor connections for greater security and a Coinjoin system that completely anonymizes the coins inside a wallet by mixing them in a pool with several users and throwing the same balance for everyone in one address and the spare change in another.

Linus Torvalds calls social media "a disease"

Linus Torvalds calls social media "a disease"

In a wide-ranging interview with Linux Journal, Torvalds blasts: "I absolutely detest modern 'social media' .- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram."Anonymity is important if you're a whistle-blower, but if you cannot prove your identity, your crazy rant on some social-media platform shouldn't be visible, and you shouldn't be able to share it or like it.".

How Hong Kong’s Protestors Are Hindering (and Hijacking) the Tools of Surveillance

How Hong Kong’s Protestors Are Hindering (and Hijacking) the Tools of Surveillance

The channel was largely created in response to cops no longer wearing their identification badges, and reportedly doxxed officers with posts including their personal information, social media posts, and both intimate photos and photos of their family.

Face off? Americans fear privacy loss to recognition software

Face off? Americans fear privacy loss to recognition software

“There are interesting alliances and strange bedfellows in the privacy world,” says Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty program at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

Facebook Senior Staff Knew about Privacy Busting ‘Bug’ Five Years Ago

Facebook Senior Staff Knew about Privacy Busting ‘Bug’ Five Years Ago

The email proves that Facebook has been aware for five years of a technique called “sniper-targeting” that bypasses its anonymity safeguards and enables customized ads to reach just a few or even a single person.

The CIA Sets Up Shop on Tor, the Anonymous Internet

The CIA Sets Up Shop on Tor, the Anonymous Internet

The anonymity service has been open source since its public release in 2002, and it transitioned to being overseen by a nonprofit, dubbed the Tor Project, in 2006.It can seem confusing at first that the US government would fund the creation of a tool that has since been used by criminals and foreign governments to conduct secret operations.

Austrian Government Wants To Outlaw Online Anonymity

Austrian Government Wants To Outlaw Online Anonymity

The proposed law says pseudonyms are still allowed, but they'll be linked to accounts that require users to provide site operators with a ton of personal information.

Why ‘Anonymized Data’ Isn’t So Anonymous

Why ‘Anonymized Data’ Isn’t So Anonymous

The researchers gave this example from one of the two identified individuals: Many of the movies this person rated on Netflix were not rated by this person on IMDb. Deanonymizing the Netflix dataset revealed information that was not already public.

This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI

This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI

They could be used to fool self-driving cars into reading a stop sign as a lamppost, for example, or they could trick medical AI vision systems that are designed to identify diseases.

Austria mulls user registration for online platforms

Austria mulls user registration for online platforms

Austria said Wednesday it was considering a law to make it mandatory for big internet platforms to register their users and deprive those behind hate posts of anonymity.

Are Private Messaging dApps The Next Big Thing in Blockchain?

Are Private Messaging dApps The Next Big Thing in Blockchain?

Blockchain technology, with its decentralization and anonymity features, may offer a solution to privacy-focused people when it comes to online communication services. However, it does not solve the privacy issue, as it still has access to users IP-addresses and login information — and this data can be leaked due to hacks or provided to authorities upon subpoenas.

Data Surveillance Shows Why We Need Cash, Cryptocurrencies

Data Surveillance Shows Why We Need Cash, Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin afford us with financial autonomy by allowing us to send money directly without the need to rely on a third party. The first step, as Brito points out, is to recognize the critical role that digital cash plays in securing our financial autonomy.

Remailers: Send Emails without Registration

Remailers: Send Emails without Registration

In Whonix-Workstation, remailers can be used over Tor. Not with the goal to offer even more anonymity for (web) e-mails than Tor could provide, just as a cheap tool to send mails without registration.

Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) | Go Incognito 1.4

Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) | Go Incognito 1.4

This lesson will explain what is FOSS (Free and open source software) as well as the benefits of FOSS for our privacy/security, control of our data, freedom, usage, and protection from hackers. #techlore #incognito #FOSS

Pseudonymisation and the Blockchain: why would an honest person need a privacy coin?

Pseudonymisation and the Blockchain: why would an honest person need a privacy coin?

Private keys, under the control of individuals, remain hidden from the system forever… Indeed, according to Bill Gates and plenty of others, the anonymity associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is what makes them attractive to criminals, and therefore implicated in death and destruction worldwide (let’s hope no Windows computers have ever been used in such misadventures, otherwise where else could guilt by association be implied..?

E-Mail

E-Mail

Susimail is a web-based email client intended primarily for use with Postman's mail servers, and is designed with security and anonymity in mind. Anonymity Friendly Email Provider List [ edit ]

Whonix and Tor Limitations

Whonix and Tor Limitations

For example, it is poor operational security to use the same Whonix-Workstation to check email via Tor, while simultaneously publishing an anonymous document. If a user selects a new entry and exit relay each time the Tor network is used, the attacker can correlate all traffic sent with a probability of (c/n)2.

Online survival Kit

Online survival Kit

Before you even think about making your computer secure or installing software for encrypting communications or data, you should adopt some good habits by following these common sense tips to help you avoid having your email account or computer hacked.

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Angela Rayner became the latest in a long line of politicians to suggest that anonymous social media accounts should be banned in an attempt on Sunday to crack down on abusive and threatening behaviour online.

For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

I met Grifter, whose real name is Neil Wyler; Dead Addict, who, citing privacy concerns, spoke with me on the condition that I not share his real name; Nico Sell, which, while undeniably the name she uses publicly, may or may not be her legal name; and dozens of other self-described hackers in August at Defcon, an annual hacking convention — one of the world’s largest — held in Las Vegas.

Report: Anonymity could be the answer to feeling happier online

Report: Anonymity could be the answer to feeling happier online

Platforms like YouTube and Netflix, which focus on entertainment and content and largely eschew social interaction or personal identity, were the ones impacting their users in a positive way.