Can You Be 100% Anonymous?

One of my readers recently emailed me and asked if you could be “100% anonymous” online. I think that it’s possible, but you need to take a lot of steps. To be honest, I’m not 100% anonymous at present, so maybe I’m not the one to ask, but I’m in the process of researching it. […]

Thanks for Quoting Me!

by Ciphas On occasion, I’ve noticed that some other blogs and sites have quoted (or should I say plagiarized?) articles I’ve written. Some people would be offended by this, I suppose, but in a way, I’m rather flattered. After all, they wouldn’t have quoted me if they didn’t like what I had written. I’m sure […]

Should You Use a VPN with Tor? (Well, No.)

This seems to be a very frequently asked question, and on many sites, people will tell you that you should use a VPN with Tor, for “extra protection.” Based on my research, however, I disagree – and this seems to be an unpopular opinion. One reference I’d like to cite is a blog post by […]

Alienet: a Different Sort of VPN

by Ciphas Good morning, readers! I’m back after quite the hiatus. I confess this is because I’ve been writing for other publications! (That’s good, right?) I’ve also been (as the title says) exploring quite a few more darknets beyond just Tor, I2P, and Freenet. Maybe this is obvious to some, but those three are only […]

ChaosVPN: Making Friends with Hackers!

Alright, I admit it!  I’d been debating what to write my next post about, because everything that I had in mind required a lot of reading, research, and experimentation. Fortunately, I came across something called ChaosVPN not too long ago.  I had heard about it via a deep web/dark web-themed Google+ group, in which I’ve […]