There will come a time when it isn't "They're spying on me through my phone" any more. Eventually, it will be "My phone is spying on me".Philip K. Dick

Verify your Google (or Facebook, or Twitter, or ...) account anonymously.

So you're signing up for a Google account, and you don't want to link it to your normal identity. I get it. You're sick of The Man watching your every move. Keeping tabs, keeping track. Always in the background, but always there. You want to see just what it takes to actually gain back your privacy in a world of ever-expanding surveillance, tracking, and identity verification.

You've got it all figured out, apart from one thing: Google want to verify your phone number.

This is where SMS Privacy comes in. With SMS Privacy you can sign up completely anonymously and receive SMS. You don't even need to give an email address, and you can access it over Tor (we even have an onion address). We wouldn't be able to deanonymise you if we tried.

1.) Sign up for an account

2.) Deposit at least 0.02 BTC

3.) Buy a physical GB number (virtual numbers won't always work for Google account verification)

4.) Put this number into your Google account signup form, wait until you receive the verification code, and away you go

And that's all there is to it. Give it a go. Escape the matrix. And don't be a stranger! Get in touch and let us know how you get on.

You will sometimes be able to get away with buying a virtual number (for only 0.005 BTC per month) that supports voicemail, and getting the verification code via voicemail, but Google is sometimes able to tell that the number is virtual and won't allow it to be used for verification.


SMS Privacy is a project by James Stanley.
Available as a Tor hidden service at smspriv6fynj23u6.onion.
Please send bug reports, feature requests, comments, concerns, etc. to jes@smsprivacy.org.
As featured on Indie Hackers.