Useful tools to help you defend your privacy

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Me & My Shadow

Some of our more valuable resources

Privacy Badger

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

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

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

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

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

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

HTTPS Everywhere

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

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

Our digital shadows through our emails

Resource

Level: Beginner

"Immersion" is a tool which helps Internet users explore their digital shadow created through their emails.

Facebook Digital Shadow

Resource

Level: Beginner

Ubisoft's “Digital Shadow” shows what our digital shadow might look like based on our Facebook data.

Privacy Badger

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

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.

Opt out of Firefox Add-on metadata updates

Resource

Level: Beginner

Your Firefox browser sends information about your add-ons to Mozilla once a day. Here's a description how to opt out of the daily ping.

NSA Files: Decoded - Your Digital Trail

Resource

Level: Beginner

The Digital Trail is an interactive visualisation by The Guardian that allows you to see which traces you leave when you use email, Facebook, a digital camera or other digital tools and how...

Mentionmapp

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Beginner

Mentionmapp creates a visualisation that shows which Twitter users publicly mention each other and what they tweet about.

NameGenWeb

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Beginner

NameGenWeb is a Facebook application that helps you to visualise your network of Facebook friends.

Terms of Service; Didn't Read

Resource

Level: Beginner

TOS;DR is a website and a browser add-on that rate and label website terms and privacy policies.

Just Delete Me

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

Just Delete Me is a Chrome browser extension as well as a website which help you to delete your accounts from many web services.

Lightbeam

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Beginner

Lightbeam is a browser add-on that visualises the relationships between the sites you visit and the third party sites that are active on those pages.

Data Dealer

Resource

Level: Beginner

Data Dealer is a social/serious/impact game about collecting and selling personal data. It aims to raise awareness of personal data and privacy issues in a new and fun way.

Mozilla Do Not Track dashboard

Resource

Level: Beginner

Mozilla's Do Not Track dashboard is an interactive page reporting on user adoption of Do Not Track (DNT) within Firefox.

Beef Taco

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

Beef Taco sets permanent opt-out cookies to stop behavioral advertising for 100+ different advertising networks.

My Permissions

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

MyPermissions is an application that allows you to manage and delete permissions to access your personal information through your social networking accounts.

Freethephotos

Resource

Level: Beginner

Freethephotos is an application that allows you to easily transfer your photos from Instagram to Flickr.

They Know What You're Shopping For

Resource

Level: Beginner

The Wall Street Journal tested many popular platforms and websites that offer registration and found out which ones pass on personal information to third companies

4 Simple Changes to Stop Online Tracking

Resource

Level: Beginner

In less than 10 minutes, you can drastically improve your privacy online and protect yourself against unwanted and invisible tracking. The EFF tells you how.

ShareMeNot

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

ShareMeNot is a browser extension that allows you to prevent third-party buttons (such as Facebook's "Like" or Twitter's "tweet" button) embedded by sites across the internet from tracking ...

IP Check

Resource

Level: Beginner

IP check is a free and easy to understand anonymity test

Image MetaData Stripper

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

Image MetaData Stripper is a tool that allows you to delete additional information, also called meta data, hidden in picture files.

Better Privacy

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

Better Privacy is a Firefox Addon that allows you to delete otherwise undeletable longterm cookies, also called LSO Flash Objects, or Super-Cookies.

Please don't stalk me

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

'Please don't stalk me' is a Twitter app that let's you choose the location for each of your tweets even if you are somewhere else.

TinEye Reverse Image Search

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

TinEye is a search engine that helps you find out how and where pictures of you and others are being used online.

Adblock Plus

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

Adblock Plus (ABP) is a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome browsers that allows you to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being downloaded and displayed.

Click&Clean

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

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

Do Not Track - Universal Web Tracking Opt Out

Resource

Level: Beginner

Do Not Track allows you to opt out of being tracked by third parties.

NoScript

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

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

Tor Browser Bundle

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

Tor is a tool that protects your internet communications against censorship and surveillance.

HTTPS Everywhere

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

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

Anonymous Blogging with WordPress & Tor

Resource

Level: Beginner

This guide to anonymous blogging with Wordpress & Tor helps you to ensure that your writing can't be traced back to your identity.

What is my IP address?

Resource

Level: Beginner

WhatIsMyIP.com lets you find out what you IP address is. And why that can be useful to know.

Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

.Web 2.0 Suicide Machine takes care of deleting your Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.

Firesheep

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Advanced

Firesheep is a Firefox extension that enables you to find out about security flaws in websites that require users to log in.

What They Know - Mobile

Resource

Level: Beginner

An interactive visualisation that shows you what information smartphone apps collect about you.

Wireshark

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Advanced

Wireshark is a so-called packet sniffer. It enables you to monitor and analyse traffic on your computer network.

Privacyscore

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

PrivacyChoice scores websites on a scale of 0 to 100 based on how they handle your personal data.

iPhone Tracker

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Intermediate

The iPhone Tracker shows you the information your iPhone is collecting about where you took it.

Duck Duck Go

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Beginner

Duck Duck Go is a search engine that protects your privacy.

PhotoME

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Intermediate

PhotoME is a tool that allows you to display, edit and remove invisible additional information of pictures.

Technitium MAC Address Changer

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Advanced

The MAC address changer enables you to change the MAC address of your device. The MAC address is a unique number, sometimes also called hardware address, that identifies your device in a net...

Collusion

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Intermediate

Collusion allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between compa...

Panopticlick

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Intermediate

Panopticlick shows you how easily your browser can be identified online.

Creepy

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Intermediate

Creepy is an application that gathers and visualises location data provided via social networks (Twitter, Foursquare) and picture sharing services (Flickr, TwitPic).

The Priv3 Firefox Extension

Privacy-Enhancing Tool

Level: Intermediate

The Priv3 Firefox extension stops social networking sites from tracking your online behaviour when you are logged in.

Ghostery

Shadow-Tracing Tool

Level: Intermediate

Ghostery shows you who is invisibly following your steps across the web. You can individually block each ad network and other third party tracker interested in your activity with this brows...

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