Communications/Social


  • Telegram

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Linux Mobile Android Wear PortableApps.com FreeBSD Website

    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple, and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

     

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  • Slack

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams to stay focused and productive.

     

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  • PixelFed

    Free Web Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram.
    Federated, Ad-Free, No algorithms, No 3rd party analytics or tracking.
    Can run on your own server.

     

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  • Tox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Website

    Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.

     

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  • ProtonMail

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Secure email with absolutely no compromises, brought to you by MIT and CERN scientists.

    Swiss Based
    ProtonMail is incorporated in Switzerland and our servers are located in Switzerland. We are outside of US and EU jurisdiction and all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

    Zero Access
    Because of our end-to-end encryption, your data is already encrypted by the time it reaches our servers. We have no access to your messages, and since we cannot decrypt them, we cannot share them with third parties.

    Backwards Compatible
    ProtonMail works out of any modern web browser, there is nothing to install. We are also backwards compatible with other email providers so you can continue sending and receiving emails from friends who are not using ProtonMail.

    Forever Free
    We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and should be available for everyone. That's why we offer multi-tiered pricing including a free version that anyone can use. Let's bring privacy back to the people!

    Fully Anonymous
    We do not log IP addresses or require any personal information to sign up. We accept bitcoin and cash payments for paid accounts to ensure even paid account users have complete privacy.

    Cross Platform
    ProtonMail works on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It's as simple as visiting our site and logging in. There are no plugins or apps to install - simply use your favorite web browser.

     

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  • Signal

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Ubuntu Touch Website

    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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  • Jitsi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet BSD iPad Website

    Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
    It can handle every firewall, and has many other useful features.

    Jitsi is completely open source / free software, and is freely available under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. It can run on your own server.

     

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  • Jami

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms.

     

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  • Element

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Matrix.org Cloudron Website

    Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.

     

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  • Mastodon

    Free Web Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine.

    FEATURES

    • Free and open-source.
    • Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your communications.
    • Supports the standardized ActivityPub protocol
    • Fully interoperable with Small GNU social iconGNU social and many other ActivityPub or OStatus platforms
    • Real-time timeline updates
    • Media attachments
    • OAuth2 and a straightforward REST API
    • Background processing for long-running tasks
    • Deployable via Docker

     

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This is a list of communication tools and social media services which are great alternatives to the big guys that engage in either surveillance or active censorship.



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