Here are multiple reasons to be (almost) anonymous on the internet, we will see that we can maximize our chances, but nobody can expect to be 100% hidden, even Edward Snowden can't. We will see together what you should do to stay "under the radar" and what you shouldn't.
What can betray you?
Before we start, you should know how you can be tracked by someone else on the internet. First, your real IPv4/IPv6 is precious, if anybody gets it, especially the feds, you are done. But that's not the only problem, your internet provider can also betray you, and if someone know where your connection is from, they could look at your mac address to know what device you are using.
How to hide yourself?
First thing first, you should never use a computer that you bought with your name that is linked to it, I mean, if you buy a device with a credit card, your name is automatically linked to that computer. The perfect deal should be to buy it in cash from someone who don't know your real name and your home address. Once it's done, you should find a way to hide your IPs/Mac address and every other thing that can betray you, tails is the perfect OS for that, and it was created for that, every internet connection goes threw the TOR network, so it can be a good thing, but it's also a bad thing because, when you use tor, you are automatically targeted by the feds. That's why you should never use it at home, always try to find free Wi-Fi with no camera around. If you follow these simple rules and that you never go in the same place, it will be really hard to spot you.
What you should never do?
Only using a simple VPN, will never hide you, it will only hide your IP but remember that the feds have access to all the logs! Never go to google/Facebook/Twitter or any other social media account. Never use Google as a search engine, they are collecting the maximum amount of information they can m, use Duck Duck Go instead. Don't use a credit card or any payment method while you are under the radar, and of course, you should never use that specific computer to do anything else.
There are several methods that can hide you at 99%, but remember that a simple error can be fatal. Learn more about what I told you today and you will be the perfect Mr. Robot, almost.
Disclaimer : The article is for informational and educational purpose only. Do not attempt to violate the law with anything contained here.