Every day it seems there’s something new in the news regarding information or the lack thereof. Many countries are becoming more authoritarian in how they censor their society. Asking the wrong, perhaps even innocent, questions may just put you on a watch list, and you can forget about sharing details of ‘wrongdoings’ else face the consequences. Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic, especially in most western nations. But hey, if Harvard and Princeton are implementing pseudonymity to discuss Chinese politics for fear of political persecution then digital anonymity might not be such a bad skill to learn.
In this book you’ll find 80 straightforward pages of instructions that will allow you to set up an ideally secure computer system that will then allow you to use free and open source software to access the internet and similar communications both securely and anonymously, as well as the ability to locally encrypt your data to prevent unwanted ‘recoveries’. This involves regular uncensored web, email/web-based communications, phone services, file sharing, payments, and more. Instead of the usual “Install Tor on your personal machine” you will find on many articles and books this will delve a bit deeper and focus on more serious security. No conspiracy BS, no “off the grid” mentality, certainly no claims that all information should be leaked, and overall a theme of remaining ethical.