Anonymster was founded in 2016 by two friends passionate about Internet privacy and security.
The idea behind the project was to promote awareness about the dangers of surfing the net and provide practical solutions to protect personal data and privacy. It was the founders’ concern to explain Internet privacy and security in simple terms, making the information accessible even to inexperienced users.
Today, Anonymster is a team of over 15 editors, developers, and writers that keep on testing privacy tools and exploring new solutions to protect Internet users. We are scattered around the globe but our headquarter is in Singapore.
Our primary goal is to inform all of the many available tools to protect your digital privacy. Nowadays, protecting your private life while surfing the internet is not difficult and not expensive either.
You just need to know your way around and make good use of some simple tools that won’t cost you a fortune, just a few bucks per month. To secure your internet connection and avoid becoming the target of cybercriminals is most often just a matter of a few clicks.
And this is precisely the point. The Anonymster’s founders, Jeff and Claudio, do not have a technical background in Internet security. More than 15 years ago, they started looking for ways to secure their digital life. They were quickly overwhelmed by super-technical information they struggled to understand and implement. They realized that many inexperienced users were experiencing the same issues. Most just gave up on protecting their digital life.
Therefore, they decided to create a website that strictly adheres to the KISS principle. KISS is the acronyms of Keep It Simple, Stupid.
This is what the Anonymster’s content is. Guides and tutorials are so simple that they almost look stupid.
Over the years, several geeks and techies criticized our content and flagged it as not technically accurate enough. We agree with them!
Our content is not technical, and we don’t want it to be. Our content must help “normal” users understand that they can navigate in total safety by clicking a button. Most of our users do not need to understand the technicalities beyond a tool and are not interested in technical jargon.
They want to keep things simple. Every time we can help one of our users, it doesn’t matter how inexperienced, to understand how to stay safe online, we consider it our success.