Facebook has a problem: an infestation of undercover cops. Despite the social platform’s explicit rules that the use of fake profiles by anyone—police included—is a violation of terms of service, the issue proliferates. While the scope is difficult to measure, EFF has identified scores of agencies...
It's laughably simple to buy thousands of cheap, plausible Facebook identities
The German spy agency BND developed a system to monitor the Tor network and warned federal agencies that its anonymity is "ineffective". This is what emerges from a series of secret documents that we are publishing. The spies handed a prototype of this technology over to the NSA, in expectation of a
Non-technical steps for staying anonymous
While many VPN providers say they do not log their users' activities in order to protect anonymity, it's not often their claims get tested in the wild. However, a criminal complaint filed by the FBI this week notes that a subpoena sent to Private Internet Access resulted in no useful data being revealed about a suspected hoaxer.
Want to become invisible online? Start with your emails.
It's very hard to maintain an anonymous Twitter account that can withstand government-level attempts to de-anonymize it
Many say that horrible comments would vanish if people were forced to use their real names. Thirty years of research suggests otherwise.
De minister van Veiligheid wil dat er alleen nog prepaidkaarten op naam worden verkocht, zodat criminelen en terroristen gemakkelijker op te sporen zijn.
Some newspaper and magazine websites are cutting off access to readers unless they accept being surveilled by advertisers – no thank you!
De Belgische overheid zal vandaag een wet goedkeuren waardoor anonieme prepaid-telefoonkaarten straks verboden worden. Wie later dit jaar een nieuwe sim-kaart wil zal zich altijd moeten identificeren
The Advocate General, top advisor to the European Court of Justice, has issued an opinion today about Internet anonymity. He found that dynamic IP addresses are personal data subject to data protection law. The opinion concerns the case of German pirate party politician and privacy activist Patrick Breyer who is suing the German government over logging visits to government websites.