posted on Sep, 27 2016 @ 06:17 AM
A VPN server based in one of the "Fourteen Eyes" countries is significantly easier for any of those 14 countries to simply waltz into the company and
demand server logs. There are countries who are adamantly opposed to this and except for resorting to illegal tricks, they will resist. I didn't say
it was impossible, but the point is that this will certainly help in terms of privacy.
The point about TOR is that it's basically *not* sufficient for anonymity. At least, not by itself. There's supposedly already malware on the
servers so that the FBI can sneak in and catch kiddy porn activities. It's pretty silly to think or assume that this means that they can't (or won't)
look at other traffic going through those servers.
Also, I hate to break it to you...but TAILS *is* a Linux-based system. It's bootable from a USB drive, so you can use it only when you need to do
The OP asks about increasing anonymity. The responses here are meant to aid in how to do so. Regardless of doing legal or illegal things. Your
activities are your activities and if you feel they are or are not illegal...well, great for you. But that's off-topic to the OP.
One additional thing I forgot to include in my previous post. You can also use temporary/disposable email services or use PGP encryption for your
emails. The problem with the former is that it gets deleted pretty quickly. The problem with the latter is that you need to create your
public/private encryption key and have the other person do the same and then also share your public keys with each other. Basically, this is fairly
tedious and needs to be done for each new email recipient. If you only have a small number of people and you don't care about privacy as much for
most of your other emails, then this is recommended. (This, of course, is only helpful for emails and will not help with anonymity in other general