Saturday, September 14, 2013

Practical Anonymity Hiding in Plain Sight Online Review




I realize there are many times when we, as a country,  need to know what is going on within our borders. However, I also believe in our right to privacy, which is growing smaller and smaller every day. If police, politicians, political activists, etc. are allowed to use the internet anonymously, why shouldn’t the regular person be able to do so?
There are tools which will allow us to retain some sense of anonymity, and without these tools, anonymity is a sham. Tools such as Tor and Tails help us to retain some of our privacy. What the heck are those you ask? Simply put, they are web tools to help us surf anonymously. Tor circumvents censorship, while Tails is a stripped down Linux distro which also includes Tor.
This book not only explains what these programs can and cannot do; it also tells us how to use them. Tails is an acronym for “The Amnesic Incognito Live System”. On the Tor website, one of the documents explains the Tor protocol and is entitled “Tor: The Second-Generation Onion Router”.
If you are concerned about your privacy and or surfing anonymously, then I strongly urge you to buy this book.


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Nina Slone has worked at many types of jobs; currently she is editing books and writing articles as well as studying for A+ Certification. While she used to write reviews for O'Reilly's Blogger Review Program, they stopped the program. She likes to paint, draw and sketch. Her favorite tools are charcoal, pencil and oil paint. She loves modern or smooth jazz and many other genres of music. Mother Earth Beat, David Sanborn, David Arkenstone, CCR, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, David Allen Coe, etc. She loves the mountains as well as the ocean. She is a Christian, and lives her life accordingly.

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