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I can certainly state that it is not only phone numbers. It is also your email conversations from past and i mean way back. More than 10 years ago and im still suprised that they would got his far. Everybody is traced and stored along with you mails, internet history etc so there is no need to hide cause you can't especially with the new phones and surf ...


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In general I would recommend against (except in the relatively rare set of circumstances in which you have no legal or practical means to avoid doing so), using your real name on-line. The reasons for this have been quite well-described above, but I would also add a couple of other ones : (1.) While -- today -- in the so-called "democratic" countries, we ...


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While there is much potential harm possible when you use your real name, one thing you should not neglect is others using your name. And while some sites offer means to remove content that seems or seeks to harm your reputation, many don't. So my take on this is, instead of (passively) fearing for your reputation, actively make sure it is a good one e.g. by ...


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After reading about this problem and finding out about Bicoin timestamping, I came up with a relatively simple way to make yourself a way to prove that you are the owner of a pseudonymous ID using a PGP key and a Bitcoin address in your ownership. This system relies on the fact that in order to unlock these two things you require a secret which, in ...


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Where did you get the concept that using VPN to connect you to tor will send you to jail? First of all, you shouldn't be sent to jail (in a decent country) if you don't do anything illegal. I'll take that as a metaphor for someone is able to identify you but you should be precise. You can connect through a VPN and TOR in two ways: Connect to Tor, then to ...


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The compromised tor you were mentioning was tor-browser, which was a browser a couple of version older than its bleeding edge counterpart but came with some privacy plugins installed. Always use updated browser and software if you want to be more safe. Regarding rogue exit nodes, it would require a lot of luck (there are way more exit nodes than what they ...


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Just some ideas: Using a radio broadcasting device of any sort will allow signal finding to identify the source location. I would not use a cell phone regardless of its origin. By implementing a private VPN service prior to entering the TOR network you can shift point of origin and further muddy the path. Make sure you update Tails to get the fix to the ...



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