Questions tagged [privacy]

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

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Thin (no storage) mail client for Ubuntu

I would like a thin email client for Ubuntu: when it starts it asks for my account passwords, then it shows my recent emails and notifies me of any new ones. It doesn't store any details about emails. ...
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Note-taking software with password protection

I'm looking for a note taking app that: Is web based so I can use it with a browser mostly in both a phone and in a PC Can search through the note contents or at least the titles or tags Asks for a ...
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Data privacy on shared external HDD

I have a shared external HDD with my family and want to encrypt/secure my data. Now we already have a software that password protects the overall hard drive but once the HDD is accessed, all folders ...
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Is there some software to search for photos based on a GPS coordinate?

I have done this: Determined the standard GPS coordinates for a spot right outside where I live. I'm trying to do the following: Input this into some kind of search engine. Get back photos whose ...
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Free open source photo editing software with similar functionality and interface as Photoshop?

I am looking for photo editing software that is as similar as possible to Adobe Photoshop. The reason why I want it to be as similar is because if I ever want to do a job which requires Photoshop ...
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Browser addon that aids avoiding sites with excessive use of third party cookies, tracking etc

Being not happy with the privacy-unfriendly status-quo where I "need to" share data just because I want to view online-content (legitimate consent, ...) I am wondering whether there is a ...
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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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Is there yet an actually trustworthy "un-Googled" Chrome/Chromium?

Google Chrome is now the de facto supported browser, just like Internet Explorer 6 was for many years. Google Chrome is made by Google and so full of spying that it's not even funny. Google provides a ...
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Application to indicate if multiple image files have Exif data, and delete that data

I am looking for a Windows application that will indicate if 1 or more images (JPG/JPEG, typically) have Exif data stored in them, and provide an option to delete that data. The perfect example of ...
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Bypass Google's "Personalization settings & cookies" (consent.google.com) page, setting everything to off

Google recently introduced the "Personalization settings & cookies" page when you visit it for the "first" time, e.g. when you browse to https://www.google.com/ you get and if ...
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what is an offline transcription or dictation app which respects privacy?

Looking at software to transcribe or dictate mp3 files, what are the open source options which run on Linux? Looking for something which at least purports to not upload either the audio file or the ...
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Domain WHOIS privacy service that can be used with any registrar

I have several domain names registered with a registrar that only offers WHOIS "redaction" versus full-blown private registration. Unfortunately, redaction still leaves the state and ...
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How host my own disposable email?

I am looking for a solution to host my own disposable email server. Like yopmail, or temp-mail. Does someone know of an open source solution? I saw: https://github.com/o4oren/Ad-Hoc-Email-Server But ...
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Photo app that automatically censors people faces?

I need to take many photos during a family house being constructed, but I don't want the builder people's faces to be recognizable. Is there a photo application for Android phones that automatically ...
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Anonymised video conference platform

I'm looking for a platform to provide webinars that... Prevents attendees from knowing who else is attending, for privacy concerns. This can be done by letting people choose pseudonyms, or by hiding ...
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Browser with built-in VPN?

I want an Android browser that would have a stable and solid VPN built-in, so that I don't need to install additional VPN client to my phone, like OpenVPN or VPN providers proprietary clients. You ...
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GDPR-compatible hosted webapp to create survey

I am in the process of creating a screener survey before my interview. I would like to know what online software is available, preferably for free to create a screener survey? I could create a form ...
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Searching for simple but secure web-app to store a phone contact list for a group of people

I'm looking for a good web-app to store phone numbers and names of a group membership list. "Good" means: only members should be able to access the list (every member should be able to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...