Over the next few weeks I intend to describe some of the best ways to protect your privacy if you carrying out online investigations and need to keep a low profile. At the very least – by not revealing your IP address.
One solution is the Tor (Onion Router network) Project which ‘protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.’ It protects you by preventing sites from analysing your browsing and prevents sites from working out where you are.
It is a splendid application that allows to switch your anonymity on and off using your Firefox browser. I recently came across this basic introduction from Unwired which does a very good job. More soon.
UPDATE: More information about Tor for Mac users here.
, Onion Router