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Being anonymous, verifiable and reciept-free at the same time is impossible. Of course, there will be kept some records and logs for verification purposes. You have to be seen(logged) for maintaining the rights of one person one vote. If it really is completely anonymous, anyone from anywhere in the network can vote any amount of times without getting ...


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They have a list of VPN providers, and the IP address of them. If you happen to connect using one IP in that range, they know that you are using a VPN provider and ban you. There's one simple way to avoid this: roll your own VPN. Today is very easy and cheap to rent a VPS server anywhere, so just rent a cheap one, install PPTP oe OpenVPN on it, and you are ...


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What is your threat model ? Why do you want to use the VPN ? You seem to think that a VPN is the silver bullet for privacy (thanks to all these ads to fool naive users, even though these VPN providers will probably be the first ones to hand over your data in case of a government/attorney request). Sorry to disappoint you, it is not. All the VPN does is ...


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A VPN can protect you in cases where you're on a very untrusted network, like wifi at a coffee shop or airport, and someone performs SSL strip and redirects you to a different site than your bank. Are you really sure the links you're clicking on link you to the https site? The only disadvantage of using a VPN is that depending on how the VPN works, you ...


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For the bank scenario: any respectable bank uses HTTPS and SSL to protect the traffic from being read by third-parties, including your VPN. If you are using a public wifi, using your VPN during banking is highly recommended, but it doesn't hurt to do it in the home setting either. Minor disadvantages of constant VPN usage: 1. Some websites block VPN IPs ...


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First, there is no such thing as complete anonymous. At least once the user returns to edit the post it can be linked to the user (or its IP address) if your site gets monitored after the initial post. Apart from that this might work without the need of logins: Create some random token. Give the user the original token. It might be in the form of a link ...


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I suppose you could add something like the following to appear below an anonymous positing (only in the session of the editor, of course) If you later want to edit this post, please use the following information: postid = 123456, authentication = iufdhgoieroertz3147493532v or use this link directly: ...


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Don't do it. Forget about it. If the documents that you are trying to surreptitiously reveal are sensitive enough to demand that level of anonymity and "security", you will be found out. Snowden revealed secret documents, but he did not hide his identity, neither did Manning. ALL of the "security methods" mentioned above will fail, and badly. Why? They ...


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Short answer, I do not think that any society will prosecute anyone for removing illegal content. You are just cleaning some mess, that's all you are doing. Would you talk about uploading new content of the same kind, creating new accounts for such usage, etc., then anonymity would be preferable. But here you are just cleaning your account. From a more ...


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It never hurts to anonymize the traffic. Chances are nothing is going to happen either way, but if you do login hide the current IP address. It would depend on log retention length and a LOT of other factors.


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There are some ways to prevent website tracking. Although you use Tor or any proxy, you may want not to be tracking by someone at all. I think the best way to prevent that is using browser plugins because they are easy to install/use and not need much effort. First you can install BetterPrivacy (It is available only for Firefox bundles) which removes LSO ...


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You don't really need to resort to Tor to avoid this kind of tracking, I would firstly just use a VPN to hide my IP (much quicker than Tor). Beacon/analytics blocking comes down to selectively stopping the associated JavaScript. I would then just use my regular web browser with a beacon/analytics blocker such as Ghostery which has a huge database of ...



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