Privacy Services at JTAN
We believe that good people have a right to protect their privacy.
Everywhere you go on the net, marketers try to snitch information from
you so they can spam you, telemarket you, or otherwise try to sell you
their product – or sell you as their product! More sinister are the identity thieves, extortionists,
and kidnappers that use the web as a way to find their targets. And
then you have those bosses that like to snoop on their employees web
browsing habits, not to mention your curious neighbor down the street.
The Many Ways JTAN Makes You Invisible
The following privacy enhancing services are FREE with any JTAN ProShell or ProWeb account:
JTAN provides these tools for good people to go about their lives
without being logged and tagged. We let you reach the parts of the net
that you want to reach without fear. Although we cannot guarantee your
privacy, we certainly can assist your attempts to shield yourself from
scrutiny and logging.
- Web Proxy -- The JTAN Web Proxy
can hide your identity while
you surf. With a properly configured browser, you can visit web sites as
part of the "JTAN crowd". Our web proxy is a "double blind" proxy that
doesn't know your IP address, and does no logging. We implement this
with a squid cache with an optional Privoxy ad
blocker mode. In some cases, because of the caching and compression
capabilities, your browsing can be faster through the proxy than direct.
- Tor Proxy -- The JTAN anonymizing proxy explained above is
also available in front of a proxy to the
Tor network. You can also
tunnel (see below) to the JTAN network and access Tor directly if you
so desire. More details and help can be found on our
proxy and tunneling
- SSH Tunneling -- A JTAN account along with a free SSH client
for your PC can give you the ability to tunnel individual network services like web surfing,
email, newsreading, and more to the JTAN LAN where you become an
anonymous part of the crowd.
- VPN Tunneling -- A VPN tunnel, using OpenVPN can make
your PC feel like its directly connected to the JTAN network, giving you
full access to the internet through all network services
while disguising your point of origin.
- Firewall Tricks -- We provide SSH access on
like that are often not blocked
or proxied by firewalls. And there are many firewall puncture tricks
you can play with background processes or cron jobs running from your
- Java SSH Client -- Many users may be unable to install
software on the PC they are using. We have a JAVA based SSH client here that allows you to connect
to your shell with SSH using any Java capable browser, like Netscape or
- Anonymous Signup and Payment If you pay JTAN with a Money
Order, or cash, electronic cash systems like BitCoin we don't need to know who you
are. Payments with Credit Cards or Paypal requires merchants to do
address verification of customers. To help
you maintain your privacy, we accept cash and bitcoin, superior
private alternatives to Credit Cards and Paypal.
- GnuPG/PGP Key Signing -- With a PGP Key, you can prove who
you are without revealing personal information. JTAN will sign your PGP or GnuPG key
indicating you have an account in good standing with us, but otherwise
revealing no other information about you. This can be useful for you
establishing trust with others based on their trust of JTAN.
- Secure Email -- JTAN provides numerous ways to secure your email from snooping. From our
SSL protected webmail client, to the long list of secure protocols we
support (e.g. POPS, IMAPS, SMTP/Auth...), JTAN gives you the tools you
need to keep your email secure.
- The Power of Unix -- Fewer hosting providers give user's
access to unrestricted unix shells any more. JTAN is different. Our ProShell or ProWeb shells are
full privilege accounts on full installations of standard Unix Operating
Systems, like OpenBSD, Linux, and Solaris. Multiple shells on different
machines are included with no extra charge with gcc, cron, and
background process capability.
- Private Information -- JTAN will never sell private
personal information to marketers or other third parties. Our privacy statement
makes this clear.