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Level Up: Get Started Today

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Level Up Your Privacy Today

Check out these privacy tools, apps, and resources to start managing your online activities and identities today.

To have a big impact but keep things simple, we have chosen four areas of focus:

 

General

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Surveillance Self Defense

Protect yourself and your friends with this guide to privacy and security.

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EFF: Who Has Your Back?

Discover who is protecting your data from government requests.

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Let's Encrypt

Website owners, make visits to your site private. Switch to HTTPS for free.

Browsing

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Better Web Browsing

Discover which extensions/plugins you should add to your browser.

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HTTPS Everwhere*

Extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites.

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Privacy Badger*

Add-on that stops ads and other 3rd-party trackers from following you on the web.

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Panopticlick

Test how unique your browser is to see how easily websites can track you.

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Brave

An open source privacy-oriented browser.

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Firefox Focus

A dedicated privacy browser with tracking protection and content blocking.

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Tor

Free software that helps you defend against network surveillance and traffic analysis.

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TOS;DR

View ratings of website terms and privacy policies.

*Warning: These types of plug-ins can block some web content and features that you might want to see. If a site you visit seems to be acting strangely, you might want to disable the blocker or whitelist the site.

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DuckDuckGo

Search engine that focuses on protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding personalized search results.

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Disconnect Search

Fetches results from popular search engines while preventing search sites from tracking your searches.

Messaging & Mobile

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Signal

Send encrypted messages or make private phone calls for free.

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Telegram

Free messaging app with an emphasis on speed and security. Syncs across multiple devices.

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Secure Messaging Scorecard

Discover which online tools and mobile apps keep your messages safer.