Outline below is a summary of a well-organized, clear presentation on how to protect your privacy online. Don't be intimidated because it appears to be technical. Most is straightforward, not jargon. The layout of the information presented is impressive.
A map of the terrain of privacy issues. Fly over, take a look.
A Privacy-respecting search engine
VPN providers with extra layers of privacy – No Affiliates
Our VPN Provider Criteria
Related VPN Information
What is a warrant canary?
Warrant canary examples
Related warrant canary information
Global Mass Surveillance – the Fourteen Eyes
Key Disclosure Law – Who is required to hand over information keys to authorities?
WebRTC IP Leak Test – Is your IP address leaking?
How to disable WebRTC in Firefox
How to fix WebRTC in Google Chrome
Excellent Firefox Privacy Add-ons
Firefox: Privacy Related “about:config” Tweaks
Privacy-Conscious Email Providers – No Affiliates
Become your own mail service provider with Mail-in-a-Box
Privacy Email Tools
Encrypted Instant Messenger
Encrypted Video and Voice Messenger
Encrypted Cloud Storage Services
Self-Hosted Cloud Server Software
Secure File Sync Software
Password Manager Software
File Encryption Software
Self Contained Networks
Decentralized Social Networks
Domain Name System
PC Operating Systems
Live CD Operating Systems
Mobile Operating Systems
Open Source Router Firmware
"The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards. I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things... I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under." - Edward Snowden in The Guardian
"We all need places where we can go to explore without the judgmental eyes of other people being cast upon us, only in a realm where we’re not being watched can we really test the limits of who we want to be. It’s really in the private realm where dissent, creativity and personal exploration lie." - Glenn Greenwald in Huffington Post
Recommended Privacy Sources
Panopticlick - Tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits.
ipleak.net - IP/DNS Detect - What is your IP, what is your DNS, what informations you send to websites.
Surveillance Self-Defense by EFF - Guide to defending yourself from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.
PRISM Break - We all have a right to privacy, which you can exercise today by encrypting your communications and ending your reliance on proprietary services.
The Ultimate Privacy Guide - Excellent privacy guide written by the creators of the bestVPN.com website.
IVPN Privacy Guides - These privacy guides explain how to obtain vastly greater freedom, privacy and anonymity through compartmentalization and isolation.
AlternativeTo.net - Great collection of open source online and self-hosted software sorted by likes.
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