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Software that protects the user's private information from unwanted interrogation from others.

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Looking for a secure project management platform for our group to use

Our group is a non-profit (most of us are volunteers) with a limited budget doing community awareness on the topic of safe technology use to support health and safety. We are looking for a project ...
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Background blur/removal for webcam for Windows 7, OpenCL <= 1.1 and OpenGL <= 4.0

I'm looking for a program for Microsoft Windows 7, OpenCL <= 1.1, and OpenGL <= 4.0 (or doesn't require OpenCL/OpenGL) that can remove or blur the background on my webcam. What I have found so ...
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Round-trip contacts export / import app for Android

On the surface, what I'm looking for is incredibly simple and basic: an Android app to perfectly export all contacts and then be able to perfectly import them again. That's it. But every app I've ...
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PDF-File Sanitizer

Do you know a good PDF-file sanitizer? Free would be nice but is not a must-have. The sanitizer should either be a .NET-Core library or a program that can be executed in Windows CMD. It should remove ...
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Speech Recognition: Free Software and Complete Privacy

Searching for software to transcribe audio files to text with the following constraints: Language: English, French, Spanish Complete Privacy: No internet or cloud-based solution, no upload of audio ...
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Is there a browser for Windows that supports tab isolation like Safari in private mode?

In Safari, while browsing using a private window, you can log in to a service then open a new tab and go to the same service and log in to a separate account. This same concept works for carts (i.e. 2 ...
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Allow phone calls to members of a list without exposing numbers to caller

I'm working with a non-profit that is trying to check in with many members. Under normal conditions they would have a caller on site using an on site phone list to make those calls, but are now ...
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Can you think of any way in which “normal people” can contact me (one-way) with messages in a secure, anonymous (for me) manner?

I'm trying to be able to receive incoming messages from "the general public", in a way which: Does not reveal my identity to the person contacting me, or to any company/entity. Does not cost money. ...
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No-chatting VoIP smartphone application

I am looking for a no-chatting VoIP smartphone application which can run at least on Android and has the following features: Necessary features Isn't owned by Facebook, inc. Is gratis to use Gives ...
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Is there a running app without cloud and with heart beat (heartrate) sensors connectability

I am looking for an Android running app that keeps my data local and doesn't share it with any cloud/server. Also it should support Bluetooth Smart Heartbeat Sensors (chest belt). Additional points ...
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voice anonymization

In one of my projects we are recording voice from the user and converting it to text using a speech to text engine. While we provide support for pocketsphinx and kaldi this is simply not enough for ...
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Software that can hide my face in a video

I would like to record myself performing an athletic activity, and I plan on uploading those videos to receive feedback on my technique. However, before I upload the videos, I want to edit them to ...
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Recommended browsers/search engines which prevent tracking of search terms (NB: not anonymous browsing)

Can anyone suggest a browser or search engine which allows web searches without the terms being indexed somewhere by the engine? Right off the bat let me say I don't care about anonymous searching. I'...
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What is a better option in terms of security between anyDesk and team viewer?

My company is looking for a remote desktop software to contact out clients and our two candidates are anyDesk and teamviewer, in terms of securing connections and access, how do both compare? Thanks ...
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A server environment that allows clients to audit server code in execution

What I'm not asking is a way for a trusted server-owner to authenticate that they are running the server to a client. That would just be a cert. What I was hoping for is a way to limit the power of a ...
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Secure Android program for photos?

Can you please recommend a secure Android app to take photos of sensitive documents? By secure I mean open-source, reliable/trustworthy. My stock Android camera app syncs photos to Samsung cloud. ...
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Private and secure document storage for mobile use and sharing between 2 people

I want to arrange for communication between myself and a friend. Privacy and security are important (there is nothing illegal or even profane). Her mobile and pc computing are monitored by her family. ...
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Software to get better experiences with “modern” web page

I take steps to minimize the amount of data that can be collected about me, for a variety of reasons. For example, to reduce instances of "identity theft", hacking, etc. I normally use an older ...
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Remove private data from URL

I would like to have a tool that automatically removes private data from URLs, for example session IDs and any parameter that is not absolut necessary for the URL to work. The tool should be ...
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Most secure cloud storage service

I'm looking for a secure cloud storage. Currently using Dropbox, but considering to switch given that it doesn't fully encrypt files, and thus files aren't really only mine lol. I've heard about ...
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Hosting simple html with authentication-only access

I have this weird idea in my mind - like is it possible to host simple html page on my desktop the access to which is only accepted via an authentication key? I have a static IP and nowadays domain ...
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Android music player that doesn't show full-screen album art

When I play or choose music from my phone in public (using headphones, of course), I don't like how the album art is displayed in most players - usually covering half the screen. My main goal here is ...
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Open source solution for self destruction messages on my own server (like Privenote)

I need a software solution for self destruction messages like for example privnote. But i need to run it on my own server due to security reasons. Does anyone have an idea? Thanks allot :)
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Privacy-focused remote desktop tool/service

Could somebody advise any safe remote desktop service? By privacy-oriented, I mean: Open source Encrypted Sends to third-party servers only the minimum amount of information required to establish a ...
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Android email client that supports traditional and encrypted (Protonmail, Tutanota) email services

I use many email service providers. However cannot find any email apps that can handle all of them. Lemme explain the details: Email providers that support simple IMAP/POP3 like gmail, outlook, yahoo ...
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consensual stalker app?

I'm looking for a consensual stalker app on Android. The goal is to make person A able to track person B's location in real time, and read all of their messages (at least messenger and SMS). Bonus ...
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Camouflaged chat app for Android (does not look like a chat app)

I have a scenario where a client needs to have an app to chat with someone without anyone else being able to know, cursorily, that an app is a communication app or has the ability to provide ...
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Portable washer for document metadata

So I'm doing some work for a smaller company. They wanted a standalone secure client that they can wash all their documents metadata in. Mostly it's PDF and office(doc & docx). The problem is ...
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Online tool to encrypt/decrypt messages for chatting in privacy

Is there an online tool to encrypt and decrypt messages, so that it is possible to use a general purpose chat service (such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp) with relative privacy? For example I ...
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Replacement for RequestPolicy addon for Firefox?

The venerable, vintage, and very useful, RequestPolicy add-on for Firefox now seems to be behaving erratically for me (and I know that I won't be able to use it for much longer in any case, when ...
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What software tracks the sites I've registered or subscribed to, especially paid subscriptions?

Some background: I am moving to a new email address, and I want to delete any accounts tied to my old email address. But I can't remember what I've signed up for. It would be nice to revisit any ...
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Webmail provider that allows easy data migration from Yahoo Mail

Experts have expressed strong concern regarding Yahoo Mail's privacy policy as it is being changed by their new parent company, Oath. The typical recommendation is to switch to a different webmail ...
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Git file encryption to support file/folder based permission to protect the source code from theft

I am using git and have the following problem: In the company where I work we want to protect the source code from theft. For example, when a a developer leaves and takes the source code of a project ...
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Self-hosted webinar software (or provider located in the EU)

We're currently searching for a self hosted webinar software because we have customers that put a big focus on security and privacy, also we're located in Germany we have to fulfill German and ...
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Application for visual collaboration (e.g. story mapping, sticky notes) installed on private server

I'm looking for an application good for building story maps but I need it to be installed on my private server. I know there are multiple great apps available in the public Internet. It does not ...
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PixelBlock alternative for Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 57. I'm looking for software that blocks the 1x1 pixels that cause the HTTP{S} fetches that are used to track users. The product I used in the past is called PixelBlock. I searched ...
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Online project management tool that does not store personal information

Since trello keeps logs of ip addresses (Does Trello keep logs of IP addresses every time someone signs in an account?), I searched for an alternative project management tool that does not but it ...
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Messaging app with end-to-end encryption, usable in China

End-to-end encryption has become a basic feature of messaging apps. WhatsApp was banned from China after implementing it. So, is there any end-to-end encrypted chat app which is usable right now in ...
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Alternative to Privacy Badger for Seamonkey?

EFF's Privacy Badger is a handy add-on for Firefox that safeguards your privacy by blocking third party trackers. Unfortunately, it is also incompatible with the latest SeaMonkey. Do you know of any ...
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Voice-activated dialer for Android that is privacy sensitive (voice command)

Can anyone recommend a voice-activated dialer for Android that does not upload all your contacts to an external server? I want to be able to simple say "Call electrician" and have it call my ...
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Android email (IMAP) apps which encrypt their data

A lot of apps want access to my email (and to my file system). I don't want to give it to them, but on KitKat, my only option is to uninstall or not install the app in the first place. (I will ask ...
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What 3rd party OpenVPN clients or addons are there?

Each commercial OpenVPN provider typically has their own branded VPN client for their users. However, there is also the OpenVPN client from OpenVPN. Are there any other vendor-neutral OpenVPN ...
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Chrome/Chromium alternative for the Firefox “Self-Destructing Cookies” extension

I am looking for a new extension for Chrome/Chromium similar to Self-destructing cookies in Firefox. In this Super User question, an answer was validated suggesting Tab Cookies. This extension seemed ...
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Backup and sync few important files to cloud

I have some important files that I would like to backup to the cloud. These files include work related things (such as resume and job contracts) and the password safe for Keepass. Sometimes I need ...
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reCaptcha alternative

I am looking for an open source, or privacy conscious alternative to reCaptcha. Or any other bot protection for web forms. Preferably in PHP or JavaScript. At a minimum, free and not Google.
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Android app to scan other apps for ad libraries and report which libraries are used

Can anyone recommend an Android app to scan other apps for ad libraries and report which libraries are used by which apps? I had an app, I think by Lookout Security, that did exactly this. It worked ...
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Personal diary webapp

I look for a personal diary service (website) that keeps me anonymous and provides privacy options. It should have the following features: An option to ask always for the username and password An ...
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Telegram fork allowing to see messages without sending “Seen”

In Telegram, messages seen by the other party are marked with a green double-check. For instance, in the screenshot below the first message has been seen by the other party, but the second message has ...
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Email providers with support for high privacy?

I am looking for an email provider which (1 alt A) supports end-to-end encryption of emails, alternatively (1 alt B) that they work well with something like Thunderbird so that I can encrypt messages ...
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Privacy-minded cloud provider

I'm looking for a privacy-minded cloud alternative to DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive etc). Requirement : Free Files are hosted outside of the USA (and the Five Eyes if possible) Should work with ...