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Is there a browser which supports isolating tabs?

Firefox 57 AKA "Firefox Quantum" now allows isolating tabs by introducing a "Contextual identities" AKA "Containers" API for extensions. Mozilla has released the Firefox ...
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Alternative to Ghostery (tracker-blocker) add-on for Firefox?

First, Ghostery is made by Ghostery Inc. an ad company. I'm sure their research is respectful but it is good to know about it at least. I would try Privacy Badger made by EFF. The way it works is ...
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Is there a browser which supports isolating tabs?

Ghost Browser was designed specifically for the purpose of multilogin. Every time you open a new tab, you can put it into a new Session. (disclaimer: I'm the founder) The new tab will be a separate ...
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Open-source file transfer over internet

You can use SFTP or you can use rsync over SSH. You need to configure your router for port forwarding port 22. It meets your requirements, because: It's encrypted using a password or an SSH key ...
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Web site that publishes information unless I enter the password periodically?

For anyone still wondering: That's a so-called "Dead Man's Switch", see e.g. How To Foil NSA Sabotage: Use a Dead Man's Switch (by Cory Doctorow; skip to "This gave me an idea"). As that article is ...
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Email cloaking service

I also did a search for this kind of software. The full Craigslist solution is of course auto-enrolling you, so you don't need to create an account anywhere, messages are just in the anonymised system ...
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Incognito Android browser

Firefox, the on it based Firefox Focus/Klar, Fennec or IceCatMobile has an Incognito Mode: and you can also choose which personal data should be deleted (beside the Incognito Mode) when you exit the ...
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App that lets you individually control permissions on Android 5.1

You need XPrivacy. It is compatible with many versions of Android, including Android 5.1. From the README: XPrivacy has been tested with Android version 4.0.3 - 5.1.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly ...
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Software to password-protect individual folder(s) on Windows 7

Compressing the folder using a free tools such as 7zip seems like it would work. Add a password. Folder will have a visible icon, but any attempt to look inside will require a password. Good luck.
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App to encrypt and store all my photos online?

boxcryptor Boxcryptor protects your files in the cloud no matter if you use Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, SugarSync, Box.net, or any other major cloud storage provider. It also supports ...
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Incognito Android browser

Dolphin Zero I personally use Dolphin so I have an experience with the browser's abilities. It has a privacy oriented brother called Zero. You can install and use Zero side by side with your default ...
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Android permissions manager

That's one of my favorite topics, so let me list some choices for you. But before I do, I need to point out some "gaps" in your question: not all solutions work on all Android versions: Android 4.3/4....
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Private note-taking/syncing software that supports Linux and Android

ownCloud can be setup on your Linux machine. It supports a lot more than just notes (I use it e.g. for my calendars and contacts, so no Google here for that). Then there are several apps supporting ...
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Email cloaking service

Yahoo! Mail has this feature of creating disposable email addresses in order to not reveal your original Yahoo email address from a quite long time. Go to Settings → Security tab and then you can see ...
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Web site that publishes information unless I enter the password periodically?

Unlike most software recommendations, it is impossible to recommend a service here and confidently say that it works: to know if it worked, you would have to be dead, right? At any rate, there are ...
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Screen recorder that can hide sensitive information on the fly, in real time

Regarding screen recorders, you can check the answers on this question Concerning the privacy part, here's an AutoHotKey script that uses black gui windows with the "always on top" feature to hide ...
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Online IM secure chat - one time chatter

I am using TextSecure for encrypted chat. You can add friends by phone number, but the phone number is only used as an identifier, all data actually goes through WiFi/data. Your messages are not ...
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Program to automatically read Terms and Conditions

There is a service called Terms of Service; Didn't read on which gives you a rating on terms of services. It is available as a browser addon for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. It is at least ...
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ZenMate-like tool for Microsoft Edge or Windows 10

I don't believe there is a tool that is an "add-on" for Microsoft Edge but what you could do is use a VPN service to do the same thing. One I would recommend is Private Tunnel. Not only will it change ...
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GPS location spoofing, excluding selected apps

If you are rooted, XPrivacy will accomplish the goal you desire. It is an Xposed module, so you will need to install the Xposed Framework first. In XPrivacy, you can select which apps have access to ...
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Voice chat app that does not reveal my IP or other real-world details to other users

Discord is a great voice/text chat tool which has IP protection. The Android version can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discord But its also available on the web, ...
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Chrome/Chromium alternative for the Firefox “Self-Destructing Cookies” extension

beforehand: no, there is not! there can't and won't be any real equivalent for chrome(ium) until this 7 years old bug is solved... maybe google calls it internally a feature. :-( --> so if there is ...
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Browser addon that aids avoiding sites with excessive use of third party cookies, tracking etc

Have you ever used uBlock Origin and its (unfortunately no longer developed) companion uMatrix? I cannot imagine browsing without them. Depending how strict you set them, they can block everything ...
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GPS sports tracking app for Android WITHOUT social features

I personally use Locus Pro which is perfect for running, hiking, cycling, etc.. It provides also navigation and vector maps (for free if you use OpenAndroMaps) and allows you to record waypoints and ...
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GPS sports tracking app for Android WITHOUT social features

There's RunnerUp, which is not only privacy-minded, but also free and open-source. There's no data being sent anywhere (unless you want to connect an account) and you can check that in the code. ...
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GPS sports tracking app for Android WITHOUT social features

OsmAnd (Android) is a GPS app and famous as offline navigation app. However, it has also the tracking features, so you load GPX track files, follow and track you activity, besides having some stats ...
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Chrome defence against "canvas cookies"

The CanvasFingerprintBlock Chrome extension patches toDataURL() and getImageData() so that they return data from a blank canvas, thus rendering the fingerprint useless. Disclaimer: I am the author of ...
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Instant messenger app for Android and iPhone

I like Trillian. It is very interoperable, integrates many different IM networks as well as having their own, and lets you connect or disconnect from each network independently. The only thing I'm ...
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Preventing ad agencies and social media sites from tracking me across the web

Ghostery is a browser extension which knows almost 2000 trackers. It allows you to whitelist individual websites, allows you to choose which trackers to allow or block (generally or per-website), and ...
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