Remain Anonymous Because of the Jett Travolta death coverage, we've had several hundred new members sign-up at WWP in the last week. In light of that, I think it's time for a refresher course in remaining Anonymous. Most of the old threads on this topic have long since scrolled off into oblivion. So, I'd like to bring up a few recommendations: - Don't use the same name here that you use ANYWHERE else on the Internet. Pick a new one that is completely unrelated to you or any other profiles you use anywhere else. - Don't use the same password you use anywhere else. This will limit the damage if any of your accounts, anywhere, are compromised. - Use an anonymous proxy service like TOR when accessing this site, Scientology sites, or doing anything "Anonymous" related. Tor: anonymity online - Be mindful about the kinds of information you reveal about yourself, even while using a pseudonym. Even if no single post personally identifies you, over time you may reveal enough facts about yourself to make it easier to identify you -- if not identifying you outright. - When protesting in real life, don't talk about what identity you use online. Nobody needs to know that information. Keep your friggin' mask on. Resist the temptation to make protests a "social" gathering. We've had a number of examples where socializing outside of protests has led to drama later. - Don't drive to a protest if you don't have to. Vehicle license plates and VIN numbers = you getting identified waaaaay too easily. Walk. Take public transit. If that's not possible, at least park far enough away to not be obvious and walk or take transit for the last bit to the protest location. No need to be paranoid, but if you did take a car, be vigilant when returning to it to assure you aren't being observed. - Have a camera or video recorder on you when doing something Anon related. At the very least, designate one person in your group to be responsible for recording the second anything fishy takes place. NEVER BE ALONE AND NEVER BE WITHOUT SOMEONE WHO CAN RECORD EVENTS. It's not about being uber-paranoid and making it impossible to identify you. Anyone, with sufficient resources, can probably figure out who you are unless you've taken massive precautions to protect your identity. It's about making it just difficult enough, and time consuming enough, that it's not worth the effort. Don't be the low-hanging fruit.