Population surveillance and bulk data collection is what we got used but still can’t accept. We have the right to privacy and should assert it. If we can’t do that on the government level, we still can protect ourselves and feel more secure when we are online. This selection is devoted to the 5 best privacy tools, which are relatively new on the market.
5 best privacy tools
- Utopia ecosystem
Peer-to-peer decentralization, complete with multilayer encryption and a high number of services and features makes this ecosystem the best-in-class. User’s data isn’t collected on third-party’s servers or warehouses and is held on each user’s own encrypted storage.
It integrates the commonly used services and tools:
- uMessenger via which you can send encrypted voice and text messages, create channels and mark their location with uMaps (secure mapping service), attach files of any kind and add visual aids (emoji and stickers.)
- uMail is an alternative to popular but not so private and secure mailing services. All the messages are encrypted, so that’s the optimal choice for running business correspondence and exchange of confidential files.
- Idyll browser is used for surfing the websites of Utopia network anonymously. Each user can create their own website or e-store or other kinds of Internet resources thanks to API and Utopia’s alternative of DNS -uNS.
- uWallet is a tool for your finance management. Users can process transactions anonymously using Crypton - Utopia’s cryptocurrency. Users get it for every 15 minutes of Utopia usage. The process of mining can be speeded up thanks to mining bots.
- Games and other tools for organized work will ease the pastime online.
The ecosystem is charge-free and available for macOS, Windows and Linux. The mobile version is about to be released.
- AdBlock Plus
This is an ad-blocking extension that filters content for users. It installs very quickly and easily and is ready to use in just a few seconds. Its key features are:
- It allows ads that are acceptable;
- It limits tracking;
- It disables malicious domains;
- It disables social media buttons if necessary;
- It bocks ads.
It is available for free for Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Beta, and Android.
KeePass password safe is a cross-platform free password storage program. It stores passwords locally. It supports Advanced Encryption Standard - AES (256-bit) and Twofish algorithms for encrypting the passwords of its databases.
It’s available for free for Windows, but supports macOS and Linux through Mono software.
- Keybase messenger
That’s a new messenger that uses public-key encryption. It enables anonymous communication (no phone numbers and email addresses), allows attaching files and positions itself as a more advanced alternative to Slack.
It’s available for free for Chrome, Firefox, GNU, Linux, macOS, Windows, Android, and iOS.
- Epic Privacy browser
Based on the open-source project Chromium - just like Google Chrome. However, the main difference is that Epic disables and removes all Google services. Therefore, the search giant can not track users’ activity.
After each browsing session cookie files and trackers associated with the search data is deleted. In addition, the browser allows you to enable an encrypted proxy server, which can protect you from disclosing IP addresses and other information from any user on the Internet.
It’s available for free for Windows and mac OS X.
What to remember?
While deciding what privacy tools to use, pay attention to the type of architecture it present - centralized or decentralized and to the type of encryption. In addition, secure and truly anonymous services don’t require phone or email during the registration.
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