Privacy-Enhancing Software


Google Search Replacement - (Search engine that doesn’t track you)
- DuckDuckGo (duckduckgo.com)

Secure Messaging, Group Chat, and Phone Calls on Mobile
- Signal by Open Whisper Systems (Android version; iPhone version; or search your app store)
      - Android: your messages are encrypted when recipient has Signal, unencrypted otherwise
      - iPhone: you can only message other Signal users; all those messages are encrypted

Secure Messaging, Group Chat on Desktop
Signal Desktop (Chrome extension) (Must install signal mobile app on your phone)

Anonymous Web Browsing
- Desktop: Tor (torproject.org)
- Android: Orbot and Orfox (Install both; then browse the web using Orfox)

Secure Instant Messaging
- Mobile: ChatSecure (Android version; iPhone version; or search your app store)
­- Windows desktop: Pidgin + OTR plugin (howto: ssd.eff.org/en/module/how­use­otr­windows)
-­ Mac OS: Adium (adium.im) (howto: ssd.eff.org/en/module/how­use­otr­mac)

Anonymous Instant Messaging on Desktop
- Ricochet (ricochet.im) (Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux; sends your IMs over Tor)

Skype Replacement
(Secure video conferencing)
- Jitsi Meet (meet.jit.si)

Browser Extensions
(To increase security between you and websites that support HTTPS)
- HTTPS Everywhere (eff.org/https­everywhere)

Secure Email (Won't encrypt emails you receive; outgoing emails can optionally be encrypted)
ProtonMail (Android version; iPhone version; desktop web app)
      - Emails sent to other ProtonMail users will be encrypted automatically
      - When sending encrypted emails, the body and attachments are encrypted, but not the subject

Other lists of Recommended Software
- ssd.eff.org (EFF’s "Surveillance Self­-Defense" guide)
- cryptoparty.in/learn/tools
- prism­break.org

List compiled by Steve Phillips at tryingtobeawesome.com.

View Steve Phillips/CrypTag's presentation slide.
View Byron Rogers/CryptNode's video tutorial blog.

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