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Questions tagged [privacy]

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

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good android keyboard that doesn't gather typing info

What is the best android keyboard that is open source and doesn't gather info from typing like passwords, private messages?
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Firefox extension to quickly toggle accepting third-party cookies

Can someone recommend a Firefox extension (add-on) that allows the user to quickly toggle accepting third-party cookies? Ideally, it would consist of a toolbar button that allows the user to toggle ...
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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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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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Alternatives to GAE, AWS, Azure for clients with privacy concerns

Looking for alternatives to AWS, Google Cloud and MS Azure. The platform is for providing services to NGO's to which the state may be hostile towards and would want to protect the privacy and perhaps ...
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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

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 ...
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Software to password-protect individual folder(s) on Windows 7

I have a folder of sensitive pictures. Viewed in any of File Explorer's icon views, the contents of this folder are previewed to the user before the folder has been opened. I'm looking for Windows 7 ...
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Survey software with Privacy-by-Design

We would like to do a survey. We want to be able to track who has responded, so we can send out an email reminder. But at the same time we want privacy for the respondent, so we cannot tell who ...
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Tool to determine if any HTTP bookmarks can be replaced with HTTPS equivalents (Firefox)

Can anyone recommend a software tool that will go through all bookmarks stored in Firefox and determine if any HTTP bookmarks can be replaced with HTTPS equivalents? The software can be a Firefox ...
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Redact info from a PDF securely

I need to recommend a way for our partners to easily redact sensitive information from PDFs. I hope to find a free solution, because it is hard enough to get them to redact as it is, and it would be ...
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Per-article pseudonyms for blogging with option to link them later

I am interested in writing, but intend to write about a wide variety of topics, some of which are unconventional/politically incorrect enough that they may be detrimental to my professional reputation....
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Tool that actually prevents Windows 10 telemetry

Are there any tools that actually prevent all Windows 10 telemetry reports from being gathered, or at the least, from being transmitted? Many tools claim to do this type of thing, but are there any ...
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Privacy / annoyance configuration tool for Windows 10

I am looking for a tool to configure the various privacy and related settings in Windows 10. It should allow me to configure all the various options for sending data or "phoning home" that windows 10 ...
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Voice chat app that does not reveal my IP or other real-world details to other users

I am looking for a way to voice chat without giving other users my info (IP address and other computer mumbo jumbo) Without being able to be tracked and not paying for one of those VPN things. Sorry ...
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Temporarily disable popups on Android (Facebook, Snapchat, LINE, etc)

I often show my phone screen to people: to show an app to my boss to show my vacation pictures to a relative etc Unknowingly, other friends send me very personal messages at the same time, and they ...
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Remove text from image

I am looking for a program that can remove from an image a given text. E.g. if given the image and the text Max it should return something like: where the text isn't visible anymore. It should ...
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User friendly firewall for Windows 10 to filter/block outgoing traffic?

I'm looking for a simple, user friendly firewall for Windows 10 that enables the user to explicitly allow or block outgoing traffic per application. Or in some cases, only allow an application to ...
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Android app to anonymize a JPG picture but leave latitude/longitude and time

Before uploading a JPG picture to a public website, I want to remove any metadata that could help identify me. The only things I want left are: Latitude/Longitude where the picture was taken Date/...
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Alternative to Ghostery (tracker-blocker) add-on for Firefox?

Until yesterday, I was extremely happy with Ghostery -- the add-on used to show the location/address of a tracker, and include cookies in its blacklisting. However, with the recent v6.0 update, much ...
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Android Antivirus/Antimalware that respects privacy

I would like recommendations on the following software requirements: Must have: Android antivirus/antimalware Does NOT request permissions to access location (coarse or fine) Does NOT request ...
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Simple Firefox extension to blacklist cookies from specific sites / hosts / domains

I am looking for a simple Firefox extension to blacklist 1st-party cookies from user-specified sites (well, actually domains or hosts). Firefox uses the 'site' terminology a bit incorrectly, but ...
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Offline calendar for Android with at least basic functionality

I am looking for a recommendation for an Android calendar app that includes some essential features. The catch is that I need it to work with offline calendars. Offline calendars are Android ...
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Dummy Android app to test permissions

I basically need an open source/premade app able to show all data obtainable via Android permissions. It's probably an Android app easy to do by an experienced user in 5 min. The goal is the ...
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Firefox extension to block IndexedDB access from specific sites

I am looking for a firefox extension that allows the user to block IndexedDB reads/writes from user-defined sites. IndexedDB is a form of locally stored data that websites can create on your computer....
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Android address book, with contacts data unreadable from other apps

The stock Android address book (com.google.android.contacts) is great, but I hate that many app can access its data. Just now I was casually trying an app, and realized that the app had sent my whole ...
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Open-source file transfer over internet

I'm looking for an open-source program to transfer a large file over the internet, from my friends' computer to my own. Only needs to work between two computers. Should be encrypted. (With privacy, ...