Tor Browser is your choice if you need an extra layer of anonymity. It's a modified version of Firefox, it comes with pre-installed privacy add-ons and encryption.
Firefox is fast, reliable, open source and respects your privacy. Our mission is to ensure the Internet is a public resource, open and accessible to all.
Google Alternatives w/ Privacy
DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn't track you. We protect your search history from everyone - even us! (Personal Recommendation)
Your searches are private here. When you search with Startpage, we remove all identifying information from your query and submit it anonymously to Google.
Privacy-focused VPN Services
A VPN based on OpenVPN and operated by activists and hacktivists in defence of net neutrality and privacy.
We give you a private and fast path through the public Internet. All your data is protected with 2048-bit SSL encryption.
We commit to make people secure and anonymous online. We bring you services that are affordable but of the best quality.
When you connect to the internet with Mullvad, we ensure that the traffic to and from your computer is encrypted to the highest standards.
Email Services + Desktop Clients
An easy to use secure email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. - 5GB Storage.
Create your secure, ad-free, and green-energy e-mail inbox with the test winner of the German Stiftung Warentest. - 2GB Storage.
Like Firefox, Thunderbird was created by Mozilla. Setup is straightforward; as with most modern email clients, all you need are your usernames and passwords.
Enigmail adds OpenPGP message encryption and authentication to your email client. It features automatic encryption, decryption and integrated key management.
O&O ShutUp10: Anti-Spy Tool for Windows 10
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. Using a very simple interface, you decide how Windows 10 should respect your privacy by deciding which unwanted functions should be deactivated. YOU CAN KEEP THE STANDARD SETTINGS.
Recommended Operating Systems
Qubes OS is a security-focused desktop operating system that aims to provide security through isolation. User environments can be based on Fedora, Debian, Whonix and Windows.
Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system that is composed entirely of free software, most of which is under the GNU General Public License.
Mobile OS + Privacy Browser
It is the successor to the highly popular CyanogenMod. LineageOS is a free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablets, based on the Android mobile platform.
F-Droid: Open Source App Store
F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software on the Android platform. On this site you’ll find a repository of FOSS apps, along with an Android client to perform installations and updates, and news, reviews and other features covering all things Android and software-freedom related.
Best Android Root Apps
The app checks out your running apps and shows you which ones are running. You can hibernate apps to prevent them from running in the background and drain your battery.
SecDroid disables certain binaries and hardens the android kernel and reduces the chance of others from gaining access to your device. Also available in F-Droid.
Secure Text Messenger Apps
The Wire app allows users to exchange end-to-end encrypted instant messages, as well as make voice and video calls. Wire is free and open source.
Signal is a mobile app developed by Open Whisper Systems. The app provides instant messaging, as well as voice and video calling. All communications are end-to-end encrypted.
Encrypted Note Apps
It has a simple and robust markdown editor, which can help you write faster than ever. You can make your notes available only to you by enabling encryption.
SealNote is simple, safe and easy to use notepad application that puts security first. The app is also available in the F-Droid Store.
Encrypted File Sharing Software
REQUIRES TOR. OnionShare is an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size. It doesn't require setting up a server on the internet.
Encrypted group chat, file sharing and backup. We envision a world where privacy is the default and end-to-end encryption is the standard.
Browser Privacy Add-ons
An efficient ad-blocker: easy on memory and CPU footprint, and yet can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers out there.
Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.
Random Agent Spoofer
Rotates complete browser profiles at a user defined time interval. It includes many extra privacy enhancing options.
ADVANCED USERS ONLY. The best security you can get in a web browser! Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.
Disable Geolocation in Firefox
By default, Firefox uses Google Location Services to determine your location by sending your IP, wireless access point and client identifier. Websites that use location-aware browsing will ask where you are in order to bring you more relevant information. Firefox can tell websites where you're located.
BleachBit: Cross-Platform Cleaning Tool
When your information is only your business, BleachBit guards your privacy. With BleachBit you can free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk. It wipes clean thousands of applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster.