TOR stands for “The Onion Router” and is a free browser developed with the primary aim of increasing user anonymity and privacy.
As already mentioned, Google and Google Chrome both track your browsing habits, keywords you search for, websites you visit, time you spend on each site and everything else. The same holds true for Yahoo, Internet Explorer or most other mainstream browsers.
It also prevents websites from spying on you and doesn’t reveal your physical location to the sites, which otherwise is known to them with the mainstream browsers.
How Tor basically works is it rotates your website requests via various nodes before finally relaying it off to the site, so the site doesn’t know the true identity of who exactly is requesting or where the request is coming from.
Also, these nodes too are only familiar with their immediate neighbours and not the whole circuit, so any individual node will only have knowledge of its previous node, and the node it relays the connection further to, but not of any previous of future nodes.
An even simpler explanation is, suppose you wish to go to a store (the website) but instead of going yourself, you ask one of your friends to ask one of his friends, ask one of his friends, to again ask one of his friends to go to the store, and none of these friends know each other except the ones who asked them, and the next friend they’re going to ask.
Simply download Tor, install it like any other application out there and start browsing without leaving all those trails and breadcrumbs. Note that Tor obviously lets you browse normal sites, but you also can use it to browse .onion sites on the Tor network and even access the Deeper/Darker side of the web.
You can further increase security for yourselves by clicking on that little “onion icon” on the top-bar, and then selecting “security settings” and finally sliding that slider all the way to the top!
Just like Tor is an alternative to Chrome or I.E, similarly TAILS is an alternative for Windows or macOS.
Why do you need one? Well, did you know Windows 10 records everything you do on your computer? Including keystrokes! It’s like an inbuilt keylogger on the OS you paid money for!
TAILS on the other hand is completely free, and built keeping privacy and anonymity in mind. It’s a Live-OS meaning you can run it directly from a USB stick, or a DVD without having to boot (install) it formally like the other OS out there.
It forces every internet request to be made and routed only via TOR. It also comes pre-loaded with privacy-oriented alternatives for commonly used apps such as a browser, a messaging client, image editor, email client etc.
Because it’s a Live OS, it lets users do anything and everything they wish on a system without letting the parent OS know anything about it, or leaving any bit of trace of their actions.
TAILS doesn’t make use of the computer’s Hard-disk and rather functions on its RAM, hence when the system is shut down all data of what you did on the system using TAILS, or the fact that you even used TAILS on the system is gone forever.
A VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network” and in the simplest terms it’s an application which hides your real IP address and provides you a secondary IP address to connect to the Internet.
Another one of its functions is securing your internet traffic, which it does via a number of protocols. In simpler terms it basically wraps your traffic in envelops so they can’t be spied upon or eavesdropped!
There are a number of VPNs on the planet, some offer more countries and IP addresses to chose from, others offer more encryption protocols, some others may just be easier to use.
But in my personal opinion, NordVPN is in all aspects the best VPN which has a well-balanced price, extremely secure, is fast (it’s rare), has a no logs policy and offers IP addresses from 62 countries and boasts over 5252 servers worldwide!
Feel free to go with any other VPN if you feel it surpasses NordVPN in anyway, or fits your budget better.
Gmail and other mainstream e-mail clients read your mails on the excuse of providing better ads and experience; Protonmail doesn’t. It’s free, and anonymous.
Free as in it doesn’t cost money, anonymous as in the registration process is crafted in a way where you aren’t required to reveal your real name, location, or any such identifiable information.
It also doesn’t log your IP address, something which almost all mainstream E-mail clients do. As far as security goes, the encryption keys for the E-mails are stored on the client system making sure that the team can never access your E-mails, and so can’t anyone else.
It further encrypts the E-mails using SSL certificates, “Swiss” certificates to be specific which ensures that other dominating governments such as the U.S or E.U do not have any influence on the encryption.
It’s also armed up with a lot of advanced features such as Auto replies, custom filters etc. In a nutshell, it’s arguably the best anonymous alternative to Gmail that there is.
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