How to Evade Government Surveillance and Stay Anonymous Online
Why stay anonymous online? In todayâ€™s society there arepeople and automated devicesÂ that are recording your deepest, most private thoughts and activities. Each day we voluntarily divulge the most intimate details of our lives throughÂ social networking accounts,Â email,Â banking apps,online gamesÂ and more. In addition, governments and corporations can censor and block our traffic based on whatever standards are in place that day.
Government agencies, hackers andÂ sophisticated bot networksÂ are capturing every piece of digital data that we transmit through all of our Internet-connected gadgets. Smartphones,Â Smart TVs, computers, tablets, and so much moreâ€¦they are all vulnerable, nothing is safe these days. Even your old clam-shell phone isnâ€™t safe. This is because many phone providers route your calls over media using the Internet Protocol at some point within their network. For example, long distance providers transfer calls over VoIP all the time.
Whether youâ€™re browsing the Web, signing up for a new online game, or simply checking your email, you are constantly leaving tracks and giving away information to anyone with access and the knowledge to analyze the traffic. Once the data is compiled the attacker can build an incredibly accurate profile of not only your online life but your real-world life as well.
I know, most people say, â€śWhy would hackers want to hack into my life? I am not that important.â€ť You have to understand that these â€śintruders into our livesâ€ť are scanning huge blocks of Internet addresses at a time. They donâ€™t care who you are. Your computer is simply another target IP address as they scan through thousands of computers and devices in their search for more information. Once collected they take all the information and funnel it into databases where they can search through it later for high-valued loot.