Hygiene
in The Digital Public Square

You’re less incognito than you think.

Malicious apps, theft, spam, cyber stalking, censorship, surveillance.
There are no foolproof answers to risk online.
But there is advice to help.

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I want to send a pseudonymous email

I want to send a pseudonymous email

There are two ways to go about this. One is to use an anonymity network (like Tor) to register and then send emails from a standard webmail account, as explained in EFF’s How to create an anonymous email account guide. The other solution is to use a secure operating system and access your email provider from a public location, using a fake MAC address. Needless to say, in both cases your email account should be registered with a pseudonym, completely disassociated from any of your personal details and you must maintain rigor and vigilance whenever accessing this account.


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