Privacy protection Apps

Your privacy in today’s Internet connected and dependent world isn’t always a guarantee without the right software. From secure operating systems that respect your privacy such as many Linux distributions, to web browser add-ons that block cross-site tracking and advertising such as uBlock Origin, software focused on protecting your privacy when using the Internet today is arguably a must.

  1. A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
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  2. A wide-spectrum efficient blocker. Which block ads, trackers and malware sites. Supports Chromium, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Thunderbird. Fast and lean, and as of 2017 still being actively improved. Forked from .
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  3. Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.
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  4. You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.
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  5. Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience. *What is Brave Ad Replacement?
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  6. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software. • Zero-click Info - Useful information above the links. • More Privacy - We do not track you.
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  7. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.
  8. Secure email with absolutely no compromises, brought to you by MIT and CERN scientists. Swiss Based
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  9. Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.
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  10. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • PortableApps.com
    • Kindle Fire
    • ReactOS
    Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards.
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  11. ActivityWatch is an app that automatically tracks how you spend time on your devices. It is open source, privacy-first, cross-platform, and a great alternative to services like RescueTime, ManicTime, and WakaTime.
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  12. GOG.com (Good Old Games) sells classic PC games through their download service at a low price, without DRM, and updated to run on the latest versions of Windows and other systems.
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