Questions tagged [privacy]

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

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Firefox add-on to block browser caching but have exceptions for individual whitelisted domains/URLs?

I have a good reason to want to disable caching by default in my browser. (It's a particular approach to privacy whereby for sites I don't visit that often or log into, disabling cache prevents them ...
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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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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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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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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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Android app that compares the permissions of 2 apps

I'm looking for an Android app (or a website) that compares the permissions of 2 given apps. The apps to be analysed are not installed on the Android device, and they could be provided by specifying ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Firewall” for X applications

I don't want proprietary Skype directly accessing my Xorg server. I've already taken measures securing filesystem, network, processes/IPC, but there still a plenty of spying possibilities using X ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transform all text into a cryptic font when someone's behind my back

I'm tired of the stressing of will someone watch over my back what I'm writing either on PC or on my phone. I'm looking for a program that transforms all text from a web-browser, application, etc. ...
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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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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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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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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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Organising information in a censorship-resistant way - personal wiki on the blockchain?

Background to this question: Terrorist Act in the UK: https://genesis.re/wiki#Terrorism_Act Can Police force me to unlock my phone: https://twitter.com/marsxrobertson/status/1170132167122391041 ...
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Software for checking documents for private / restricted data

Is there any software (preferably free and open source) for checking for protected health information (PHI) in documents / publications? Is there a particular name for software like this? The ...
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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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General online shopping site that doesn't track or datamine the end-user?

Title says it all. I'm looking for something along the lines of Amazon.com, except a similar general online shopping service that doesn't track, profile, or datamine the end-user. The only exception ...
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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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Android phone private sms hide app

im looking for a best sms and call hiding app for a android as my phone using my friends.i already tried many apps in play store. there are some apps we can hide its icon by using dial pad. anyone ...
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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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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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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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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 ...