Can't recommend mullvad enough tbh. Supports crypto purchases, and assumedly random user ids are generatable with no ties to email addresses.Thanks for this, Jersh! Super informative shit.
I've always used a VPN and just tend to pick places at random for my IP. Are there any places that you should be using more than others? Or does it not matter/does it only matter where the VPN itself is based?
You can get virtual cards from Revolut but you gotta pay to use the service. (Not sure if it's available to the US too)Seriously fed up with privacy.com and I haven’t even been able to enter any info in. I made an account a while ago but never finished the sign on, and recently wanted to make another with a different email. It has been multiple days since I’ve contacted their support asking for them to delete the original account and they haven’t sent me anything back. Is there any better alternative to their service? From some looking it seems like their support is notoriously bad/slow so I’m not sure if it’s correct to trust them.
@Null add these to the OP. Both have lots of good vpn info and restoreprivacy has other stuff to. You also may want to add a DNS section if that's not too much for the luddites.Restore Privacy restoreprivacy.com - Blog containing many security and privacy guides.
VPN Comparison by That One Privacy Guy https://www.safetydetectives.com/best-vpns/ - "info on VPNs. Good resource." Probably the single most comprehensive resource on individual VPNs, and doesn't appear to be afflicted by the pay-for-play VPN coverage cancer.
the cancer of every modern web browser.webRTC
Both have lots of good vpn info and restoreprivacy has other stuff to.
The only real reason to not use both is latency and bandwidth. It's a cost v benefit you can judge on an individuated (incident oriented) basis. The most suspicious thing is NO online profile whatsoever. If you keep one "average Joe Schmoe, Jane LiLee, John Doe with a bit of punk" front-facing profile, it can preclude people from digging further and finding cracks in your identity.Why not both?
If you're going to fake being someone you should probably just be a teenager/young adult and thus, your reason for having no previous online existence requires no development. Plus you can fuck with the creeps you'll attract by doing that.
Like I said, cost/benefit. You can eliminate the metaphorical steps on an individuated basis, but it's nice to have a solid mental construct for visualizing the steps.