Monthly Archives: March 2012

How To Surf Anonymously

If you ever thought that the internet is a place where you can exchange information anonymously, think again.

Everything you do is recorded by government agencies as well private companies. If for some reason they want to track you down, they can.

In the past people liked to use proxy servers, however, they are not 100% safe as it is possible to see through a proxy connection. The only safe way to access the internet is through VPN (virtual private network) connections.

A VPN network is used by small and larger organizations to encrypt their communication and data. I use an encrypted internet connection every time I access the internet. I believe that we all have the right to some kind of privacy, without big brother watching us. Continue reading How To Surf Anonymously

How To Vanish?

You might have heard about people before who vanished – maybe you’ve seen a news report about a woman who had her identity stolen, or watched a TV special about someone who faked a death or even their entire identity in order to escape debts, their past, or a troubled relationship.

Each year, a countless number of people attempt to alter their identity… legally or illegally. Not surprisingly, the history of altering one’s id can be traced back hundreds of years. To “disappear” was especially common before the digital age, when it was harder to trace people across state lines or country lines. It was not unheard of for someone to simply leave their “old” life and begin a new one across the country, never to be heard from again.

Today, id change is increasingly linked to our frequent use of digital technology. It’s become much harder for people to get their new identity the illegal way – simply put, this means without going through the legal government process required to really change your own identity. Continue reading How To Vanish?