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Limiting personal data leaks on the internet

Windows 10 Privacy

  • O&O ShutUp10 O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.
  • Windows 10 Privacy Guide an In-depth guide on purging Windows 10 of Microsoft’s attempts to track you
  • Windows Privacy Tweaker Freeware app from
  • Winaero Free, small and useful software for Windows.
  • WPD The real privacy dashboard for Windows
  • Destroy-Windows-10-Spying Destroy Windows Spying tool
  • Tron Tron, an automated PC cleanup script
  • Tallow Tallow is a transparent Tor firewall and proxying solution for Windows.


Anonymous web browsing

Hide your IP address

Domain registration

  • – Anonymous domain registration by the founder of thepiratebay.

VPN Guides and Tutorials

Self-hosted VPNs

  • Docker AWS VPN – Guide for self hosting VPN on AWS with docker.
  • DigitalOcean self hosted VPN – Guide for self hosted VPN on Digital Ocean.
  • n2n Peer-to-peer VPN
  • OpenVPN OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it’s for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.
  • WireGuard VPN WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec.

Mix networks (Tor, etc.)

Http proxies

Don’t use http proxies

Browser testing

Search engines

  • DuckDuckGo – Search engine that doesn’t track you.
  • Ixquick – The world’s most private search engine.
  • Ahmia – Tor search engine.
  • Have I been pwned? – See if your email address has been found in a database hack.
Privacy Web browsing
Privacy Web browsing

Web browsers

  • Tor browser – Encrypted and anonymous web browsing.
  • Epic browser – Privacy focused web browser.
  • Net runner – To cater to powerusers and meet the demands of 4chan’s /g.
  • Cliqz – Ad blocking and private search mobile web browser.
  • Firefox – Privacy-first web browser with lots of addons to further increase privacy

Extensions & plugins for web browsers


  • AntiAdware Remove forced download accelerators, managers, and adware on supported websites
  • AdGuard Popup Blocker Popup Blocker by AdGuard is a userscript that blocks all unwanted pop-up windows in different browsers.

Host file optimizations

Linux distros

  • Tails OS – Live operating system that you can start on almost any computer. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.
  • Qubes OS – Reasonably secure operating system.
  • ipredia – Linux distro with all network traffic is automatically and transparently encrypted and anonymized.
  • Whonix – High security method of surfing the internet.
  • Discreete Linux – Privacy focused flavor of Ubuntu.



  • Cherry – A self-hosted webchat server that supports HTTPS.
  • Signal – Free peer reviewed scalable encryption chat.
  • Wire – End-to-end chats,calls and documents.
  • Ricochet – End-to-end serverless tor chat


  • ExifCleaner – Open source app to remove exif metadata from images.


  • jitzi – Secure open source video conferencing.


  • Nbox – Hide your email for signups.
  • Improvmx – Forward email from your own domain name (allows for uniq emails for each website you register).
  • Yopmail – Temporary email.
  • Mailinator – Temporary email.
  • Throw Away Mail – Temporary email.
  • ProtonMail – Secure email based in Switzerland.
  • Mailfence – Based in Belgium – 500 MB free; 20 GB Pro
  • Tutanota – Based in Germany – 1 GB free; 10 GB Pro
  • – Based in Germany – 2 GB storage
  • Mail-in-a-box – Host your own email on your own server

Password managment

  • LastPass – Password management.
  • 1Password – Password management.
  • Keepass – Open source password management.
  • Passbolt – Open source password management.
  • PasswordStore – Open source password management using gpg to encrypt passwords.
  • BitWarden – Open source password management.
  • LessPass – No sync password management
  • Pass Simple GPG/Git password manager. Follows the Unix philosophy.

Burner electronics

  • Craigslist – Meet people in real life to purchase physical electronics.
  • Freecycle – Free electronics for sale.


File hosting


  • Synqion (Formerly TeamDrive) – Cloud back up certified by the Independent Regional Centre for Data Protection of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Tresorit – Cloud back up protected by Swiss data protection laws (but hosted on Microsoft Azure) with client side encryption.
  • SpiderOak – Cloud back up with client side decryption only.
  • NextCloud – Open source, self-hosted file share and communication platform based in Germany.
  • Least Authority S4 – think AWS S3 but with client-side encrypted

System utilities

Command line tools

  • lethe – A cross-platform data wiping tool that implements data destruction suggestions given by Bruce Schneier in his book Applied Cryptography.



  • Pi-hole Pi-hole is a Linux network-level advertisement and internet tracker blocking application which acts as a DNS sinkhole
  • Prism Break Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore, and Tempora.
  • /r/privacy The intersection of technology, privacy, and freedom in a digital world.
  • Any Soft Keyboard A privacy-focused keyboard
  • PrivacyTools Services, tools, and knowledge to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance
  • Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software

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