Greeting's, given recent events of FBI taking down silk road 2.0 and 3.0. I have few questions, please keep in mind that i'm not technologically too sound.
- Is I2P better than TOR?
- Can i have a system which will use I2P + TOR? Something like whonix (although whonix only uses TOR but has a dual system model - so can i configure one system to use i2p to connect to TOR gateway part of whonix OR can i have i2p on a system and use TOR browser bundle?)? does that configuration make anonymity stronger?
- Is this useful or stupid - install TOR on a system and connect to a VPN service provider and surf? (i'm pretty sure it's dumb since VPN service provider will keep a record of inbound connections and exit will show directly to wherever I've tried to surf too plus the part of paying the service provider leaves a trail). So secondly, can i use TOR to connect to a VPN service provider and use TOR on the system to surf further? If the server is fully rented to me? (again stupid, since he can monitor the server; but at this point I am asking this to ensure my knowledge isn't fully degraded or if i'm not missing anything.)
Lastly, if anonymity is paramount; Which would be the best system / protocol suite to use (including combination of) to use?
edit: I must mention that my question is in terms of accessing clearnet using any of the above mentioned protocols.