ECnet Alternatives

    ECnet is described as ', as anticipated at the top of the page, more than a hidden network, becomes a real alternative to the Internet as we know it' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ECnet for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Tor Browser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ECnet are Tor (Free, Open Source), Diaspora (Free, Open Source), ZeroNet (Free, Open Source) and Freenet (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
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    3. Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want.
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    4. ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.
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    5. Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship.
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    6. The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P.
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    7. Orbot is an open source Tor Proxy App for Android Phones. If the phone is rooted, it can even transparently route all phone internet traffic through the Tor network.
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    8. GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing.
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    9. Snowflake is a system to defeat internet censorship. People who are censored can use Snowflake to access the internet. Their connection goes through Snowflake proxies, which are run by volunteers.
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    10. Cjdns is a networking protocol and reference implementation, founded on the ideology that networks should be easy to set up, protocols should scale up smoothly, and security should be ubiquitous.
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