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Online Privacy Tools - Links


On 2013-09-04, I gave a talk on Online Privacy Tools as part of San Francisco's One City One Book events series. The slides are now available here; this page provides a number of useful links (in no particular order) pointing the user to the tools and issues discussed in the talk.


UNITED STATES v. JONES -- GPS tracking of cars requires a warrant
Cops Can Track Cellphones Without Warrants, Appeals Court Rules
pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my!
How Companies Learn Your Secrets
Oops! Did Vice Just Give Away John McAfee's Location With Photo Metadata?
Enigma Machine
People really enjoy toilet tweeting
Dark Patterns
Metadata is in the Eye of the Beholder
US upholds the right to search your laptop at the border without warrant
Supreme Court confirms that the border search exception applies only at international borders
List of privacy related tools
Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'
Encryption Works: How to Protect Your Privacy in the Age of NSA Surveillance
What's Wrong With Public Video Surveillance?
Walled Gardes of Privacy or "Binding Corporate Rules"?
Diffie Hellman Key Exchange
Riseup: Why Security Matters
Online Privacy: How Did We Get Here? by PBS Arts: Off Book
Privacy Tricks for Activist Web Developers
The Paranoid Security Guide
Doc Searls's Thoughts on Privacy
This recycling bin is following you

How SSL works
How to disable Local Shared Objects (aka Flash Cookies)
The Most Dangerous Code in the World: Validating SSL Certificates in Non-Browser Software

DNT, Trackers

Do Not Track
Top 100 Websites: How They Track Your Every Move
Top sites are covertly cramming cookies down users' throats
How Dozens of Companies Know You're Reading About Those NSA Leaks
What data does Evidon receive from users who opt-in to GhostRank?
Nobody reads the ToS -- not even those who write them (User Agent Switching)
Don't Track Us (DuckDuckGo vs. Google)
Yacy - The Peer to Peer Search Engine
Ixquick - "the worlds most private search engine"
DuckDuckGo - privacy preserving search egine
How To Delete Cookies on iOS
Firefox Phishing and Malware Protection
Google Safe Browsing protocol spec


OpenPGP Best Practices

OTR, Chat

Adium OTR
Off The Record Messaging
Adium Chat client
Open Source security for mobile devices.
Gibberbot - Free, Secure Chat
Simplifying OTR deniability
Off-the-record Communication, or, Why Not to Use PGP
Silent Circle launches encrypted text messaging app on Android


Tor Overview
Tor and HTTPS
vpwns - Virtual Pwned Networks
List of Tor Hidden Services


Obama is checking your email
Privacy prserving mail provider
Riseup Mail
Lavabit, email service Snowden reportedly used, abruptly shuts down
Hushmail compromises to email privacy
No One Is Talking About The Insane Law That Lets Authorities Read Any Email Over 180 Days Old
How Web mail providers leave door open for NSA surveillance

Down the rabbit hole...

The Amnesiac Incognitor Live System
Hidden Wiki
Least Authority File System
Little Snitch
De-Anonymizing alt.anonymous.message
Bitmessage protocol
Friend 2 Friend
Ostel encrypted phone calls

EFF Donation page
liberationtech -- mailing list


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