I was wondering how I can use Linux to keep from being traced by anyone. You see, my family is being stalked and we have to relocate. We would like to keep all of our online accounts & emails if we can, but are afraid we will be tracked either by the stalker, a private investigator, or possibly a law enforcement 'friend'. We whistle blowed on him and he can face many millions of dollars in fines and decades in prison. We are certain he will want to harm us and have some evidence he is stalking us by proxy. So, we use PCLOS and sometimes MINT. We might switch to Mint due to the large number of available apps it has. Can anyone tell me step by step how to protect my family? We cannot use credit/debit cards as all those accounts will be closed. So, everything has to be free, untraceable, and immune to US law as well. TOR network can help I think, if I knew how to use it and privoxy. I can D/L and install them but have no idea how to activate and use them. We would need an encryption program that the government doesn't have a back door into or can crack. The stalker has 'connections' and loads of money. We do not. Also, sites like Google and MSN Hotmail track you via hardware ID's. I have about a week to figure out how to do this or have to make everything new and lose many years worth of sites.