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Awesome Privacy

Limiting personal data leaks on the internet

Windows 10 Privacy

  • O&O ShutUp10 O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.
  • Windows 10 Privacy Guide an In-depth guide on purging Windows 10 of Microsoft’s attempts to track you
  • Windows Privacy Tweaker Freeware app from phrozen.io
  • Winaero Free, small and useful software for Windows.
  • WPD The real privacy dashboard for Windows
  • Destroy-Windows-10-Spying Destroy Windows Spying tool
  • Tron Tron, an automated PC cleanup script
  • Tallow Tallow is a transparent Tor firewall and proxying solution for Windows.

Antivirus

Anonymous web browsing

Hide your IP address

Domain registration

  • njal.la - Anonymous domain registration by the founder of thepiratebay.

VPN Guides and Tutorials

Self-hosted VPNs

  • Docker AWS VPN - Guide for self hosting VPN on AWS with docker.
  • DigitalOcean self hosted VPN - Guide for self hosted VPN on Digital Ocean.
  • n2n Peer-to-peer VPN
  • OpenVPN OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it’s for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.
  • WireGuard VPN WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec.

Mix networks (Tor, etc.)

Http proxies

Don’t use http proxies

Browser testing

Search engines

  • DuckDuckGo - Search engine that doesn’t track you.
  • Ixquick - The world’s most private search engine.
  • Ahmia - Tor search engine.
  • Have I been pwned? - See if your email address has been found in a database hack.

Web browsers

  • Tor browser - Encrypted and anonymous web browsing.
  • Epic browser - Privacy focused web browser.
  • Net runner - To cater to powerusers and meet the demands of 4chan’s /g.
  • Cliqz - Ad blocking and private search mobile web browser.
  • Firefox - Privacy-first web browser with lots of addons to further increase privacy

Extensions & plugins for web browsers

Userscripts

  • AntiAdware Remove forced download accelerators, managers, and adware on supported websites
  • AdGuard Popup Blocker Popup Blocker by AdGuard is a userscript that blocks all unwanted pop-up windows in different browsers.

Host file optimizations

Linux distros

  • Tails OS - Live operating system that you can start on almost any computer. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.
  • Qubes OS - Reasonably secure operating system.
  • ipredia - Linux distro with all network traffic is automatically and transparently encrypted and anonymized.
  • Whonix - High security method of surfing the internet.
  • Discreete Linux - Privacy focused flavor of Ubuntu.

Communication

Chat

  • Cherry - A self-hosted webchat server that supports HTTPS.
  • Signal - Free peer reviewed scalable encryption chat.
  • Wire - End-to-end chats,calls and documents.
  • Ricochet - End-to-end serverless tor chat

Image

  • ExifCleaner - Open source app to remove exif metadata from images.

Video

  • jitzi - Secure open source video conferencing.

Email

  • Nbox - Hide your email for signups.
  • Improvmx - Forward email from your own domain name (allows for uniq emails for each website you register).
  • Yopmail - Temporary email.
  • Mailinator - Temporary email.
  • Throw Away Mail - Temporary email.
  • ProtonMail - Secure email based in Switzerland.
  • Mailfence - Based in Belgium – 500 MB free; 20 GB Pro
  • Tutanota - Based in Germany – 1 GB free; 10 GB Pro
  • Mailbox.org - Based in Germany – 2 GB storage
  • Mail-in-a-box - Host your own email on your own server

Password managment

  • LastPass - Password management.
  • 1Password - Password management.
  • Keepass - Open source password management.
  • Passbolt - Open source password management.
  • PasswordStore - Open source password management using gpg to encrypt passwords.
  • BitWarden - Open source password management.
  • LessPass - No sync password management
  • Pass Simple GPG/Git password manager. Follows the Unix philosophy.

Burner electronics

  • Craigslist - Meet people in real life to purchase physical electronics.
  • Freecycle - Free electronics for sale.

Payment

File hosting

Backup

  • Synqion (Formerly TeamDrive) - Cloud back up certified by the Independent Regional Centre for Data Protection of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Tresorit - Cloud back up protected by Swiss data protection laws (but hosted on Microsoft Azure) with client side encryption.
  • SpiderOak - Cloud back up with client side decryption only.
  • NextCloud - Open source, self-hosted file share and communication platform based in Germany.
  • Least Authority S4 - think AWS S3 but with client-side encrypted

System utilities

Command line tools

  • lethe - A cross-platform data wiping tool that implements data destruction suggestions given by Bruce Schneier in his book Applied Cryptography.

Blogs

Miscellaneous

  • Pi-hole Pi-hole is a Linux network-level advertisement and internet tracker blocking application which acts as a DNS sinkhole
  • Prism Break Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore, and Tempora.
  • /r/privacy The intersection of technology, privacy, and freedom in a digital world.
  • Any Soft Keyboard A privacy-focused keyboard
  • PrivacyTools Services, tools, and knowledge to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance
  • switching.software Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software