Resources


Index


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Access Now

We defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.


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Chayn

Chayn is an open-source project that leverages technology to empower women against violence and oppression so they can live happier and healthier lives.


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Data Detox Kit

Tactical Tech and Firefox

Everyday steps you can take to control your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing in ways that feel right to you.


Data Protection Commission Ireland

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is the national independent authority responsible for upholding the fundamental right of individuals in the EU to have their personal data protected. The DPC is the Irish supervisory authority for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and also has functions and powers related to other important regulatory frameworks including the Irish ePrivacy Regulations (2011) and the EU Directive known as the Law Enforcement Directive.


Does my site need HTTPS?

Matt Holt

Find out if your site needs HTTPS.


Diceware method

Arnold Reinhold

Diceware is a method for creating passphrases, passwords, and other cryptographic variables using ordinary dice as a hardware random number generator.


DuckDuckGo Blog

Raising the standard of trust online.


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Edward Snowden

I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. President at @FreedomofPress.


Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.


European Digital Rights (EDRi)

European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an association of civil and human rights organisations from across Europe. We defend rights and freedoms in the digital environment.


Everyday Encryption

Human Rights Watch

This game is about the everyday choices you make about your security, and the role encryption plays in those choices. Digital security is always about making compromises and tradeoffs—what do you want to protect, and from whom? You can never be 100 percent secure, but encryption can help reduce your digital security risks.


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FLOSS Weekly

TWiT

We’re not talking dentistry here; FLOSS all about Free Libre Open Source Software. Join host Randal Schwartz and his rotating panel of co-hosts every Wednesday as they talk with the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community.


Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF)

Freedom of the Press Foundation protects and defends adversarial journalism in the 21st century. We use crowdfunding, digital security, and internet advocacy to support journalists and whistleblowers worldwide.


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GDPR explained

What’s the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? What does the new regulation mean for you as an individual? What does it mean for you as a company or organisation?


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How HTTPS works

DNSimple

Have you ever wondered why a green lock icon appears on your browser URL bar? And why is it important? We did too, and this comic is for you!


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Information is Beautiful

Distilling the world’s data, information & knowledge into beautiful, interesting & useful infographics, visualizations & diagrams.


Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global cause-driven organization governed by a diverse Board of Trustees that is dedicated to ensuring that the Internet stays open, transparent and defined by you.


Internet Trends report

Mary Meeker – Bond

Dating back to 1995, when Mary was still an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley, the annual report compiles and analyzes data from a wide range of sources, providing insights on the state of the Internet Economy.


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Just Delete Me

A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.


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LastPass Blog

LogMeIn

Updates from LastPass and general security and privacy advice.


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Martin Shelton

I’m a user researcher with the press and at-risk groups. At my day job I lead user research on privacy, security, and identity at Google Chrome. I write about information security for journalists with the Freedom of the Press Foundation.


Motherboard (Tech by VICE)

VICE


Mozilla

Mozilla makes browsers, apps, code and tools that put people before profit. Our mission: Keep the internet open and accessible to all.


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National Cyber Security Centre blog

Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

The NCSC is making the UK one of the safest places in the world to live and do business online.


Net Alert

Net Alert is an effort to translate new research on privacy and security into clear messages that explain how online threats work and what you can do about them.


NetBlocks

The Internet’s Observatory: Tracking disruptions and shutdowns, building tools and policy for change.


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Our Security Advocates (OURSA)

A Unique Security Conference.


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Password storage disclosures

Michal Špaček

How securely do they store user passwords & how good are they at letting us know?


Plain Text Offenders

Omer van Kloeten, Igal Tabachnik, and Aviem Zur

A website storing a password in plain text means that your password is there, waiting for someone to come and take it. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve created the strongest possible password. It’s just there. Whether it’s someone hacking into their servers, using a simple flaw in their site or even stealing their backups, over 30% of sites store plain text passwords. We’re tired of websites abusing our trust and storing our passwords in plain text, exposing us to danger. Here we put websites we believe to be practicing this to shame.


Privacy International

Privacy International is committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world.


ProtonMail Blog

Proton Technologies

Updates from the ProtonMail team coupled with useful security and privacy advice.


ProtonVPN Blog

Updates from the folks building ProtonVPN coupled with simple and effective security and privacy advice.


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Random but Memorable

1Password

Lighthearted security advice and banter from 1Password and guests.


Review app permissions

Koen Rouwhorst

Improve the security of your accounts in a few minutes, and a few clicks.


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Secured.fyi

Fredrik Aurdal

Ranking the most secure and private software tools.


Secure Messaging Apps Comparison

Mark Williams

I created this site to enable people to compare many so-called “secure messaging apps”. Likewise, I hope to educate people as to which functionality is required for truly secure messaging.


Security in a Box

Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line Defenders

Digital security tools and tactics.


Security Now

TWiT

Steve Gibson, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of Spinrite and ShieldsUP, discusses the hot topics in security today with Leo Laporte.


Security Planner

The Citizen Lab

Improve your online safety with advice from experts.


Smashing Security

Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault

Join computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault as they chat about cybercrime, hacking and online privacy.


Speak Up & Stay Safe(r)

Jaclyn Friedman, Anita Sarkeesian and Renee Bracey Sherman

A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment.


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Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

“I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that.


This week in security

Zack Whittaker

This is a weekly tl;dr cybersecurity newsletter of all the major stuff you missed, but really need to know. It includes news, good people doing good things, “the corner of shame,” your weekly cyber-cat, and more. It’s sent every Sunday.


Troy Hunt

Hi, I’m Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals.


Turn It On

TeleSign

Step-by-step instructions on enabling the free security feature that prevents hackers from accessing your accounts, even if they know your password.


Two Factor Auth (2FA)

Josh Davis

List of websites and whether or not they support 2FA.


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WhoTracks.me

Cliqz

Learn about tracking technologies, market structure and data-sharing on the web.


Why Privacy Matters

Miles McCain

WhyPrivacyMatters.org aims to collect easily understandable reasons why privacy matters in simple language.


World Wide Web Foundation

The Web Foundation is working for a world where everyone has the same rights and opportunities online.
We were founded by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who gave the web to the world for free.
We are an independent, international organisation.


Page last updated 29 November 2019
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