Keeping up with online privacy is no easy task.

What traces do you leave behind when you are online? Use this website to find out, and to do something to better manage your traces. 
 

Trace my shadow

Start here to explore your digital traces:

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Digital shadow?

Every time we interact by using technologies, our digital shadows get bigger. Go on a visual journey to learn about our digital shadows. 
 

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Trace my shadow

Trace my shadow

 This interactive visualisation helps you to find out how your online activities can endanger your privacy. It also provides tips on what you can do to manage it better.
 

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What's a digital shadow?

Shadow tracer's kit

A carefully selected set of tools that help you learn more about your digital traces and what you can do to reduce them. 
 

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Not sure where to start? Try these first.

Privacy Badger

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Ease of Use: Intuitive

Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.

Click&Clean

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Ease of Use: Intuitive

Click&Clean is a Firefox extension, which helps you to clear your internet history and protect your privacy in 1-click without any prompts.

NoScript

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Ease of Use: Intuitive

The NoScript Firefox add-on blocks scripts from running in your browser which protects you from possibly malicious software on your device.

HTTPS Everywhere

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Ease of Use: Intuitive

HTTPS everywhere is a browser add-on that encrypts your browser communication with all websites that support https encryption

Some of our recent writing:

7 reasons not to shrug at the Snowden revelations
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This is the final post of our blog series on "why shrugging at the Snowden revelations is a bad idea".

Nothing to Hide? Asking the Wrong Question (part 3)
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It's been 2 years since the Snowden revelations started, yet many still argue that they have "nothing to hide". The problem with this debate is that we are asking the wrong question.

Nothing to Hide? Stories our Data Tells About Us (part 2)
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Almost everything we do online is constantly being collected, analysed and processed by algorithms. Is it really up to us to decide if we have “something to hide”? Or is it up to data analy...

Nothing to Hide? Almost Nothing to Control (part 1)
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When confronted with questions around corporate and government surveillance, many argue that they have "nothing to hide". This is the first blog of a series which counters this all-too-comm...