J W Olsen writes about suring the Internet annonymously. His post does not justify properly that why people should be surfing the web annonymously. He writes
“Along the way, the packet can be intercepted and used by others to track your Internet activities -- or to attack your computer, maliciously or otherwise. Further, web sites share information about your visit with others to target you with ads that match your activity profile. If you're a regular web adventurer, these and other ungracious activities happen to you frequently with or without your knowledge.”
His post looks like he is doing marketing job for the tools he recommend. The reason he mentions are not good enough to use a anonymity software. As far as attacks go, people can use pop up blockers and firewalls to protect them intead of using un protected anonymous servers. Is there a gurantee that these servers are not monitored or traced down? Is logging enabled on these servers? What about secure transactions?
The most sucking part is the speed that we get during Internet browsing using these tools ( he mentions about this).