What Is The Tin Hat?

Privacy is hard. With ever-increasing amounts of data being collected about us through an ever-widening set of methods, fighting back against surveillance often seems like a lost cause. The goal of this site is to convince you otherwise; it is to show that meaningful privacy is both achievable and desirable. Through tutorials walking you through privacy-preserving technologies, and articles discussing issues surrounding privacy, surveillance, big-data, and technology, TheTinHat.com is a site that helps you find shelter from surveillance.

Privacy Policy

The Tin Hat uses Piwik Analytics. This means that the following information is recorded when you visit the site:

  • An Anonymized IP Address (first two octets only)
  • Referrer
  • Browser Information
  • Time of Access
  • Pages Visited

The Tin Hat does not send or sell this data to third parties. The primary use for this data is to see where traffic is referred from, and how much traffic the site undergoes each day. Cookies are also used to achieve this goal.

Last Edited: February 27, 2015

Accessing The Site Privately

There are two ways to access this site that are vastly more secure and anonymous than over the regular internet. These are through Tor and I2P:

To access the site through Tor use this hidden service:


To access the site through I2P use this hidden service: