Suggest a website that should be added to the "Cool websites - Services you can trust which protect your privacy" list.

[Old Forum sean-anderson] anonymous
Created: 7 years and 1 month ago
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anonymous
You could add the EFF as Information.

BTW, Hushmail is not entirely secure, so you may want to add that underneath it as caution.
posted by [Old Forum mithrandir] • 7 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
May you please provide a description for he EFF?
That would make it a bit easier for me...

I'll look into Hushmail's privacy practices...
posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 7 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
Here's a description for EFF:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, is a non-profit organization that advocates for users' digital rights. EFF's main focus is in the topics of privacy, "free use" rights, free speech, and government transparency.

I think a short mention of Hushmail's flaws would be good to add.

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posted by [Old Forum agreenearth] • 7 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
Which category would EFF fall into?

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
I just added Chromium to the Browser section and Dumb Search to the search section.

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
How about adding Fastmail (www.fastmail.fm) to the list of e-mail providers?
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
I've just added FastMail and IceCat to the list. 

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
PerfectlyPrivate does not seem to be functioning any longer - there website lists the domain for sale, etc.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
Fixed!

David Mascio
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posted by [Old Forum agreenearth] • 6 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
Thanks, AGreenEarth! 

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
add maxthon to your browsers list.  http://www.maxthon.com/privacy/

Works really well (has both IE and chome renderers).


For mobile mail you might want to add K9.  Its an open source client you can add to your android device to get away from the built in mail/gmail apps.  

*EDIT*
removed suggestion about mail.com.  Just went back and re-read their privacy policy.  they have a nice little chunk in there that says they can monitor your account at their discretion.  deleted that account immediately and moved to zoho.  will test that out.
posted by [Old Forum emptystring] • 6 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
You could add the new My Opera Mail to the list. The privacy policy is pretty much the same as with Fastmail.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
I've just added Opera Mail and Maxthon to the list.
I use Opera Mail quite a bit. 

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
I've just updated the list, adding Riseup and Neomailbox to the list of "Webmail".

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
StayInvisible.com - Online privacy test to analyze what does your browser reveal to websites, in addition to your IP address. Allows to check your default Internet connection and connections protected with "hide my IP" services like proxy or VPN - often with shocking results. Modern web browsers provide a user with a lot of features but they have also been designed to reveal your IP address and tons of other "innocent looking" information to websites. A collection of such information can be used to compile browser fingerprints that according to the EFF study are unique, identifiable and can be easily used for online tracking. Cryptomat.com Encrypt or decrypt any text messages online using the industry-standard AES algorithm. This tool operates strictly in-browser, without sending your entered data to the server.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
Sorry for the late response-
What categories do you think they fall into?

Should I open an "Other" category?
Or a category for services like TOR and EFF which are made for privacy protection?

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 26 days ago Link
anonymous
I think other category with privacy checking tools would be useful, and wanna recommend a few more there:

posted by [Old Forum jmurda] • 5 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
I was thinking about adding outlook.com, but it's not really clear how much data (if any) they keep...

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 26 days ago Link
anonymous
posted by [Old Forum sogen] • 6 years and 25 days ago Link
anonymous
Should I open an "Other" category?
Or a category for services like TOR and EFF which are made for privacy protection?

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 25 days ago Link
anonymous
Proxies, or Privacy/Anonymizer Gateways

- sogen
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 25 days ago Link
anonymous
Good idea.
I'll put TOR in there.
But what about EFF?

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 19 days ago Link
anonymous
EFF: Activism
posted by [Old Forum sogen] • 6 years and 18 days ago Link
anonymous
Thanks!
It works!
(I updated the original post...)

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 10 days ago Link
anonymous
posted by [Old Forum selinazou] • 6 years and 11 days ago Link
anonymous
Yes I see! Very privacy-centric shoes! Which category? "Privacy-minded shoes"? 
This post is for services which are alternatives to popular services which track you.
These shoes (or any shoe at any rate), don't have anything particularly privacy-oriented about them. You may be suggesting this because it is safe and secure and is not a scam, and uses SSL, but almost all online shoe-shopping site (which are not scams) could apply. And this list would become very, very long, (mark my words).
posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 10 days ago Link
anonymous
Instant messenger/voice/Skype replacer -
 
Jitsi ( https://jitsi.org ) without question. Only IM client I know that ticks every box that counts:
 
  • Open source (FOSS)
  • Multi-protocol (lots!)
  • Cross-platform
  • Actively under development
     
  • Full feature - IM, file transfer, voice, video
     
    And the good stuff:
     
  • Only such IM client to have both of the major/serious/trustworthy FOSS encryption protocols I'd expect, built in from scratch in the core code:
     
    • SIP voice (widely used) but also has Phil Zimmermann's ZRTP encryption layer as standard (PGP Phil that is, and the only reliable RFC "hard core" voice encryption protocol out there)
       
    • Standard IM and file transfer but also OTR (Off the record) plausible deniability encryption layer.
 
Both are current mainstream cutting edge for their respective kinds of encryption, and in this client they're built into core, not as add-ons, so they should be there in future - not reliant on outdated add-ons.
 
Not a fanboi but I like good software. Ticks every IM box for me, including as a full-function Skype replacer, especially as that program's now MS owned and US operated, and judging by coverage, privacy breaching, logged or tappable.  (Note - replacer means - it's not the same protocol, the skype protocol is proprietary and nobody else runs a FOSS version that I can find, nor is it obvious whether it's at all trustworthy. This is far better if people want to switch to it.)
posted by [Old Forum stylz-y] • 6 years and 11 days ago Link
anonymous
 
Online web tracking/web bug killer, actively updated, as an extension available for all major browsers.
posted by [Old Forum stylz-y] • 6 years and 11 days ago Link
anonymous
It actually can be found on the Addons section.

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 6 years and 10 days ago Link
anonymous
the_simple_computer

Writeups and other useful things for privacy.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
How does Chromium protect privacy differently from Firefox?
I never saw anything in FF that attacks privacy...
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
Why is FastMail on that list?

  • Direct communications - When you communicate with FastMail.FM using email, telephone or post we may keep copies of the communication.

 


posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
Alright, removed.
I wasn't aware at the time of this practice.
Maybe it's privacy policy has changed?

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
Worth a look:  http://prism-break.org/
 
Useful size categorised list of operating systems, browsers, instant messaging apps, etc which are believed to contain (or be free of) hidden privacy-breaching issues
posted by [Old Forum stylz-y] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
Which categories should these be added in?
posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
Hello Sean !

Since autistici.org hosts a bunch of different services, i think it would be fitting to put it in a "miscellaneous" category ... but then again it might be a little vague or misleading (miscellaneous could refer to just a bunch of disparate softwares gathered in the same category), then maybe "hub" would do ...

You've already featured riseup.net in the webmail category and as far as noblogs.org goes, something like "networking" maybe, might not be the most appropriate but the other one i had was "social" and that might be worst lol ('blogware" might do too since it seems to be a more official way of naming blogging services like blogger or wordpress).

So yeah, here's my two cents : )
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
Yep thereitis, will try and keep it appropriate next time btw : )
posted by [Old Forum nyyou1] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
Alright, cool ideas. :)
Will consider.

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
I might have posted as guest ... fml lol

(and thanks for fixing that moderation problem, it's gone now, hurray !!)
posted by [Old Forum nyyou1] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
@ Sean -> Thanks !
posted by [Old Forum nyyou1] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
You can add Tor Project Bundle (Open Source Project - a kind of browser) which was originally launched for US navy only and now available publicly for every one. Here is the link for Tor Project www.torproject.org 

Tor Project can have capability to Open blocked website by any country of community.

More information is available on their website and wikipedia.

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posted by [Old Forum smanthawebburr] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
I already have the TOR project in the list :)

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
posted by [Old Forum derek-white] • 5 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
Alright!
I removed Hushmail from the list after some feedback from this Reddit post.

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posted by [Old Forum sean-anderson] • 5 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
Well heck, Lavabit is now dead.

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posted by [Old Forum mithrandir] • 5 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
Woa! Damn!


without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.


We should keep this always in mind...
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
Sub Rosa Secure Email at https://novo-ordo.com is about as secure as traditional email can get. Off shore, encrypted links, encrypted storage, etc. They also a lot of privacy related information on their site.
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zac
Cool, thanks!
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godlikeGadgetry
HEADS UP! Opera Mail's going down March 1st
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godlikeGadgetry
Clueless....
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Veeshush
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