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LinuxPlanet: Freedom 2.0 for Linux: Masking User Identities

Jan 11, 2001, 16:06 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Freedom 2.0 from Zero Knowledge Systems, Inc. is a nifty little add-on for your browser and e-mail client that allows you to create pseudonym identities for yourself while you are out surfing on the Web. Under the guide of one of these identities, called nyms, you can surf to your heart's content knowing that what the Web sites full of cookies and trackers are seeing is the nym, not you."

"Freedom 2.0 comes in two flavors: standard and enhanced. The standard version is free and gives you quite a few nice features, some for your browser and some for just general security."

"The browser-specific features include a form filler, ad manager, and cookie manager. These are pretty self-explanatory in their proposed functions."

"A more general security feature is the Keyword Alert, which warns you every time you are about to send a message out with your real name and address. And then there is the Personal Firewall, which gives a fair amount of security to your system, particularly if you have a dedicated connection like cable or DSL."

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