Hey /g/, redpill me on being somewhat anonymous online (I understand that true anonymity is impossible).
I would like to install an easy to use, light distro similar to tails on a partition, I would use tails but I'd rather just install it on a partition instead of booting from a USB drive. (I have windows 10 for everything else, only because I like a wide variety of games)
I also want to get started using tor and was wondering if there was any added security benefit of using tor from a proxy?
I would also like to get started on subscribing to a safe, anonymous monthly proxy service, monthly email service, and monthly phone service that I can access via tor, but I realize that paying for such services with a credit card defeats the purpose of anonymity, so I wanted to know if there was any sort of wallet in which I can just transfer money into the account, than any services I wish to purchase can just use the wallet as a middle man? I realize that is what crypto currencies are for but I'd rather just have something that uses a set amount instead of worrying about the volatile crypto market.
Sorry if I come off sounding like an idiot but any info on this subject will be much appreciated.
>tor from proxy
Ideally you'd go from encrypted connection to a VPN to TOR.
Of course, if you can't pay a VPN service in a way that hides your true identity, and if you can't be guaranteed that this VPN will actually secure your identity, then there's no point.
Most people should be able to understand that it's impossible to hide from the US Government if the government is targeting you. Even if you're using proxies purportedly handled by "enemies" of the state.
TOR is one of those things that you use to hide from the government. It's not truly effective for someone being targeted, but better than nothing for someone that isn't.
Well I know I'm not targeted by the government, but I would like to avoid being targeted in the future.
I would love to be able to pay for email services, VPNs, and phone numbers anonymously, but it seems impossible.
I would use the free ones but they all seem to suck.
Just make sure whatever you use that it's free as in freedom from proprietary infidels.
Delete all social media/instant messaging accounts.
Delete your Google/Microsoft/Yahoo accounts.
Use a password manager and two-factor authentication for all other accounts.
Use encryption whenever possible.
Subscribe to a trusted VPN provider that does not log your activity.
Opt out of all location tracking by default.
Install adblockers and always run your browser sessions in Private Mode.
Perform Google searches through a proxy such as Startpage or Disconnect (or use DuckDuckGo if you can make do with it).
If you haven't already, uninstall Flash Player and Java Runtime for God's sake.
Append "_optout_nomap" to your Wi-Fi SSID to tell Google and MS to fuck off from collecting it.
Google your name and try to remove yourself from as many public listings as possible (e.g. WhitePages, InstantCheckmate, PeopleFinder, etc).
Unsubscribe from as much junk mail (electronic and paper) as possible.
Use cash or prepaid debit cards/gift cards for all purchases.
You can use this as a guide: https://torrentfreak.com/anonymous-vpn-service-provider-review-2015-150228/
Personally, I've been with PrivateInternetAccess since 2013 and haven't had a problem.
You're super sekrit club is thataway