How Anonymity Works on Tabal

When submitting comments, posts, articles or documents, you have the option to remain anonymous by not entering your details on the submission forms. While it’s true that this will give you some form of anonymity, your internet provider will still be able to see your online activities such as your anonymously submitted forms and posted comments. Furthermore, highly sensitive information may prompt any third parties involved in your submitted post(s) to try and track you down through your IP address.

As an entity who values user anonymity, we highly recommend that you use a VPN at all times especially when submitting highly sensitive or even mildly sensitive information. However, if you only plan to post comments, general information and articles, without the involvement of any third parties, using Tabal is completely safe.

What is a VPN?

Good question, here’s a quick explanation of what a VPN is: “A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.” – Wikipedia

If that sounds like jargon to you then here is an analogy: Think of the internet as a tunnel, a public tunnel which connects to every computer in the world with information being passed through every second. A VPN is a private tunnel, your very own private tunnel that connects to a third party computer who delivers information for you through their own private tunnel, allowing you to hide your activities and true identity securely. When receiving information, the process would simply be reversed; the VPN provider would receive the information being sent to you through their private tunnel, then they would pass that information through to its final destination – you, through your private tunnel.