@Background Pony #DDF5
I see two approaches and I know no one should trust TOR or VPN. Even if you use a hardened throaway gentoo/tails, with custom screen resolution there will always be one exploit left, given you have an army of professionals running scripts ( literally the government does that, the PHAROS platform here in France, the NSA, the FBI, Eurogendfor… ) that's their job. With more or less success. An autist with enough determination can also work hard and find ways to identify you on the internet, maybe you forgot to turn off Flash (showing your real IP) or post from a similar location, same language, or even do the silly mistake to post an avatar or a photo in JPEG that contains the EXIF data and signature of your camera or editing software.
Now FB, Twitter and major big sites makes it impossible to run without allowing all scripts or plugins or having a slightly secure but outdated browser.
I'm going to leave off with some advice. Obviously off-topic, but this thread is already a dumpster fire. They never answered my original question if any boorus had onion services.
1. Use Tor. It's better than using nothing at all or even a VPN. If for some reason Tor was compromised and no longer an option, we'd just find another darknet, like I2P, or freenet. The Tor project only recommends using Tor Browser, though Links
2. Buy a Thinkpad if you can. Any old model will do, preferably an older one because the new ones are trash. Install Coreboot or Libreboot (preferably Coreboot), disable Intel ME.
3. Install a Linux distro. Whonix is preferred for anonymity, but isn't suitable for daily use. Use a distro that doesn't use systemd
. Devuan is good for most people.
4. If you don't want to use Tor, use Firefox with this user.js
. Set your search engine to a good Searx instance
@Background Pony #12D1 Linux is actually less secure than Windows
Depends of the version, Windows 10 is insecure but for searching and digging, there was some telemetry on Windows 7 that can be removed and uninstalled, through GPEDit and some registry manipulations to fully disable and uninstall WU and other services. At this point really just dual boot Windows/Linux and boot on Linux when you need to, Or use it on a spare machine, so you can run both.
, though the site I linked to focuses only on security and not privacy/anonymity. In terms of privacy, Windows 10 is spyware, most Linux distros are not.