ProtonMail and Anonymity
raubvogel at gmail.com
Mon May 6 12:17:42 CEST 2019
On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 1:08 AM Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
> On 05/05/2019 09:52 PM, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > Am Sun, 5 May 2019 17:16:12 -0700
> > schrieb Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net>:
> >> Well of course that's not anonymous!
> >> So what you do, if you want ~anonymity, is to use their Tor onion
> >> site. That doesn't ask for anything beyond an email address.
> > Assuming that this is their real .onion address, I just tried that.
> > https://protonirockerxow.onion/login and got this:
> > Are you human?
> > To fight spam, please verify you are human.
> > Your email or phone number will not be linked to the account created.
> > It is only used during the signup process. A hash will be saved to
> > prevent abuse of the ProtonMail systems. (Why is this required?)
> > SMS
> > Donate
> Huh. I've created a few ProtonMail accounts using their onion, and don't
> recall ever being asked for a mobile number. Most recently, a few weeks
> ago. But maybe this is a recent change. ProtonMail has become quite the
> go-to place for trolls and worse, so maybe they've gotten too many
> Try CockMail's onion, perhaps ;)
> > Now my question for privacy experts ... Would you give away your
> > mobile phone number when using Tor ???
> Of course not. But you can lease a SIM from https://speedyverify.com/,
> and pay in mixed Bitcoin, all via Tor. They use real SIMs, hosted in the
Another option is to buy a burner phone and SIM paying cash.
I've seen both available in stores and supermarkets and street stands
in at least 3 countries.
> > Regards
> > Stefan
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