Following tinjaw's compliments on the writer who wrote
What to look for in an Image Backup Data Software (ex. Acronis True Image)
I decided to copy-paste another Wilders Security poster.
This one is more recent and can be found here
First, break apart privacy from anonymity. They are not the same.Privacy
is nobody seeing what you do, but potentially knowing who you are.
One example of privacy is your home. Everyone knows who lives there, but nobody knows what you do inside of it.Anonymity
is nobody knowing who you are, but potentially seeing what you do.
One example of anonymity is a suggestion box. Everyone can eventually see what you wrote for a suggestion, but not discover who wrote it.
Client side software can deliver only privacy, via encryption. It cannot create anonymity. There is no one-man anonymity system
. Anonymity, on the internet, is to blend in with the crowd so that your activities are not attributable to you. It means that it necessarily requires the participation of others. Free systems will always be slow and prone to abuse and attack, fast and abuse-free systems can not be free. This is the tragedy of the commons.
Sandboxie provides neither privacy nor anonymity, it is not relevant, nor does it assist (very well) against attacks on privacy or anonymity.
Softwares that provides privacy are encryption and anti-homing software. Encryption applies to storage and communication. Free storage encryption software is TrueCrypt
disk encryption, and free communication encryption is available via Tor
or xB Browser
. Tor is encryption + anonymity, xB Browser is encryption + anonymity + anti-homing + pre-configured.
Anonymity networks that are free are I2P
, Tor, and Jap
. MixMaster is an ancient technology for sending email anonymously, but sending the message may take 24 hours.