Using the internet is a dangerous business. The state, vampiric corporations, fascist nut jobs and the media all trawl the murky depths trying to gather data. The links below are resources that we’ve found useful for protecting anonymity whilst online.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation - Surveillance Self-Defense
FLOSS Manuals - Basic Internet Security
HacktionLab - Tech Tools for Activists
Riseup - Digital Security for Activists
Tools that can be used to obscure your IP address and other identifying data whilst online:
The TOR Project
Software for encrypting data and how to use it:
GNU Privacy Guard (GPG)
Ubuntu Documentation - GPG How To
NetAction - Guide to using encryption software
Sites built with privacy in mind.
If you really have to use Google…
Diaspora (in development)