The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Online Anonymity

How I learned to start worrying and love privacy anonymity

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This is a maintained guide with the aim of providing an introduction to various online tracking techniques, online ID verification techniques, and detailed guidance to creating and maintaining (truly) anonymous online identities. It is written with hope for activists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, whistle-blowers, and good people being oppressed, censored, harassed anywhere!

This guide is an open-source non-profit initiative, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (cc-by-nc-4.0 []) and is not sponsored/endorsed by any commercial/governmental entity. This means that you are free to use my guide for pretty much any purpose excluding commercially as long as you do attribute it.

This project supports the Tor Project by running several Tor Exit nodes to help others. See them here:

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