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1. Passwords and data breaches

2. Private conversations and meetings

3. Better social media

4. Collaborative documents and file sharing

5. Personal notes and office suite

6. Cloud storage and data encryption

7. Web browsing

8. Identity and Internet traffic protection

9. Maps and navigation

10. Other tools

Passwords and data breaches

Firefox Monitor

Mozilla

Firefox Monitor warns you if your email address has been exposed in an online data breach. See if your information has been exposed, learn how to better protect your online accounts, and get alerted if your email address appears in a new breach.

Have I Been Pwned?

Troy Hunt

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach.

1Password

The best way to keep you, your family and business safe online. Go ahead. Forget your passwords.

LastPass

LogMeIn

LastPass manages your passwords and online life, so you don’t have to.

KeePassXC, Strongbox, and KeePass2Android

The thing computers can do best is storing information. You shouldn’t waste your time trying to remember and type your passwords. KeePassXC, Strongbox, and KeePass2Android can store your passwords safely and auto-type them into your everyday websites and applications.

Note: KeePassXC is available as a desktop app for Linux, macOS, and Windows. On mobile the KeePassXC team recommends Strongbox for iOS and iPadOS, and KeePass2Android for Android.

Strong Password Generator

1Password

Generate secure, random passwords to stay safe online.

Password Generator

LogMeIn

Use our online password generator to instantly create a secure, random password.

GRC’s Ultra High Security Password Generator

Gibson Research Corporation (GRC)

Generating long, high-quality random passwords is not simple. So here is some totally random raw material, generated just for YOU, to start with.

Password Security Info

Félix Giffard

PasswordSecurity.info was created by Félix Giffard using the How Secure Is My Password open source script and the Have I Been Pwned? API.

PassProtect

Okta and Randall Degges

PassProtect is a browser plugin that makes it easy for people to discover in real-time if a password they’re using has been exposed in a data breach. With a real time notification, PassProtect quickly alerts users of unsafe passwords so they can take immediate action without compromising privacy. By using k-anonymity, PassProtect ensures no passwords are ever seen, stored, or sent over the network during the checking process. PassProtect is powered by Have I Been Pwned? and is free, open source and secure.

LastPass Authenticator

LogMeIn

LastPass Authenticator offers a unique one-tap password verification experience that no other authenticator app delivers.

FreeOTP

Red Hat

FreeOTP is a two-factor authentication application for systems utilizing one-time password protocols. Tokens can be added easily by scanning a QR code. If you need to generate a QR code, try our QR code generator.

Private conversations and meetings

Signal

Say “hello” to a different messaging experience. An unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all of the features you expect.

ProtonMail

Proton Technologies

Secure email that respects your privacy, brought to you by CERN and MIT scientists.

Tutanota

Tutao

Tutanota is the world’s most secure email service, easy to use and private by design. Sign up for free to take control of your mailbox.

Jitsi Meet

8×8

Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed.

Better social media

Mastodon (e.g. mastodon.social)

Follow friends and discover new ones among more than 4.4M people. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.

Collaborative documents and file sharing

CryptPad

XWiki

CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys (not even us).

Firefox Send

Mozilla

Firefox Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever.

OnionShare

Micah Lee

OnionShare is an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size.

FileSend

Standard Notes

FileSend secures files with client-side AES-256 encryption and does not log IP addresses. Files are permanently deleted from our servers on download or after specified duration.

Personal notes and office suite

Standard Notes

Standard Notes is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life’s work.

LibreOffice

The Document Foundation

LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite, and a successor to OpenOffice.org (commonly known as OpenOffice). Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

Cloud storage and data encryption

Sync

Sync makes it easy to store, share and access your files from just about anywhere. Best of all, Sync protects your privacy with end-to-end encryption — ensuring that your data in the cloud is safe, secure and 100% private.

VeraCrypt

IDRIX

VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Cryptomator

Skymatic

With Cryptomator, the key to your data is in your hands. Cryptomator encrypts your data quickly and easily. Afterwards you upload them protected to your favorite cloud service.

Web browsing

Firefox Browser

Mozilla

You have the right to own your life – and your data. That’s why Firefox fights for you with tech you can trust. Firefox is the independent, people-first browser made by Mozilla, voted the Most Trusted Internet Company for Privacy. Install today and join hundreds of millions who depend on Firefox for speed, privacy, and more personal browsing experience.

Brave Browser

Brave Software

The new Brave browser blocks ads and trackers that slow you down and invade your privacy. Discover a new way of thinking about how the web can work.

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. With our roots as the search engine that doesn’t track you, we’ve expanded what we do to protect you no matter where the Internet takes you.

uBlock Origin

Raymond Hill

An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

HTTPS Everywhere

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

Privacy Badger

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers.

Ghostery

Cliqz

Ghostery uncovers the trackers on each website and empowers you to control the ones you don’t want for a cleaner, faster, and safer browsing experience.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

DuckDuckGo

Privacy, simplified. Our add-on provides the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information, no matter where the internet takes you: tracker blocking, smarter encryption, DuckDuckGo private search, and more.

CheckShortURL

Your shortened URL expander.

Panopticlick

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Is your browser safe against tracking?

Are you anonymous?

Gautam krishna R.

Do you think that switching to your browser’s private browsing mode or incognito mode will make you anonymous?

Click

VPRO Medialab

Clickclickclick.click reveals the browser events used to monitor our online behaviour.

Identity and Internet traffic protection

Tor Browser

The Tor Project

Tor is a program you can run on your computer that helps keep you safe on the Internet. It protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. This set of volunteer relays is called the Tor network. The way most people use Tor is with Tor Browser, which is a version of Firefox that fixes many privacy issues.

1.1.1.1

Cloudflare

The free app that makes your Internet safer.

ProtonVPN

Proton Technologies

A security-focused open source VPN developed by CERN scientists from the ProtonMail team. Enabling an Internet without surveillance.

DNS leak test

Jeremy Campbell

I decided to create this small project after realising how easy it was for DNS leaks to occur without a user’s knowledge. It is especially alarming considering that some users may have a false sense of security about their anonymity when using an anonymity service such as TOR or a VPN service.

Tails

Tails is a portable operating system that protects your privacy and helps you avoid censorship.

Maps and navigation

OsmAnd

OsmAnd is an offline navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality offline maps. Enjoy voice and visual offline navigation, viewing points of interest, creating and managing GPX tracks, using contour lines visualization and altitude info (through plugin), a choice between car navigation, cycle navigation or directions in the pedestrian mode, OSM editing and much more.

OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF)

OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license.

Other tools

Image Scrubber

Everset Pipkin

This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests. It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information. All processing happens directly in the browser- no information is stored or sent anywhere.

DeepL Translator

DeepL

Try out the world’s best machine translation.

SyncBack

2BrightSparks

The best free Windows backup program on the planet.

YouTube DataViewer

Amnesty International

The YouTube Data Viewer is a simple tool to extract hidden data from videos hosted on YouTube. It allows you to extract the following variables, which are most useful for tracking down original content: 1) Exact Upload Time: Useful to determine original video when confronted with several copies of the same video from the same date; and to determine actual upload date in same cases (can be different from public timestamp). 2) All Thumbnails: Useful to find older versions of the same video, by conducting a reverse image search

VirusTotal

Chronicle/Alphabet

Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware, automatically share them with the security community.

TinEye

Idée

Search by image and find where that image appears online.

Be Internet Awesome

Google

Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.

Crytch

Moritz Ebeling and Leon Lukas Plum

Crytch is a webtool that makes private messaging fun, easy and secure.

Page last updated 13 June 2020
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