I can't deny that you'll be in bad company using LR. Tor and VPNs are like that too. Anything that provides strong privacy and anonymity will attract them. Offline, anonymity is readily available by using cash in large cities. Online, it takes some work. That's unfortunate and sad, but it's the way it is. I use PayPal too. PayPal checkout is effectively the only option for many providers. But I don't trust it. They seem very cooperative with "the man". LR certainly has a reputation for being less cooperative with trackers. Accounts can be as anonymous as you can manage. It requires contact information, but doesn't check it, as far as I know. It's become more vulnerable since Panama (its home) caved to US pressure for financial disclosure. And it's being aggressively black-listed by the US and allies. Even so, if you're careful, LR probably can't be tracked. At least, tracking would require considerable effort. Of course, you don't want to leave a trail, either in funding your account or in paying for stuff.