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Practical Anonymity

Hiding in Plain Sight Online

  • 1st Edition - July 19, 2013
  • Author: Peter Loshin
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 4 1 0 4 0 4 - 4
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 4 1 0 4 4 2 - 6

For those with legitimate reason to use the Internet anonymously--diplomats, military and other government agencies, journalists, political activists, IT professionals, law en… Read more

Practical Anonymity

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For those with legitimate reason to use the Internet anonymously--diplomats, military and other government agencies, journalists, political activists, IT professionals, law enforcement personnel, political refugees and others--anonymous networking provides an invaluable tool, and many good reasons that anonymity can serve a very important purpose. Anonymous use of the Internet is made difficult by the many websites that know everything about us, by the cookies and ad networks, IP-logging ISPs, even nosy officials may get involved. It is no longer possible to turn off browser cookies to be left alone in your online life. Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online shows you how to use the most effective and widely-used anonymity tools--the ones that protect diplomats, military and other government agencies to become invisible online. This practical guide skips the theoretical and technical details and focuses on getting from zero to anonymous as fast as possible.

For many, using any of the open-source, peer-reviewed tools for connecting to the Internet via an anonymous network may be (or seem to be) too difficult because most of the information about these tools is burdened with discussions of how they work and how to maximize security. Even tech-savvy users may find the burden too great--but actually using the tools can be pretty simple.

The primary market for this book consists of IT professionals who need/want tools for anonymity to test/work around corporate firewalls and router filtering as well as provide anonymity tools to their customers.

Simple, step-by-step instructions for configuring and using anonymous networking software

Simple, step-by-step instructions for configuring and using anonymous networking software

Use of open source, time-proven and peer-reviewed tools for anonymity

Plain-language discussion of actual threats and concrete suggestions for appropriate responses

Easy-to-follow tips for safer computing