The guide to restoring your online privacy. Massive organizations are monitoring your online activities. Privacy Guides is your central privacy and security resource to protect yourself online. The former PrivacyTools team is now working on Privacy Guides, your trusted resource for crowdsourced software recommendations.
decentralize.today (dt.gl) is a digital media platform that covers all things tech. They publish news, analyses, op-eds and articles across a broad spectrum of topics, primarily in the areas of privacy, decentralization, cryptocurrency and the blockchain but also touching on the Internet of Things and other next-generation technologies.
The staff at decentralize.today believe in the basic human right of being able to live the life we choose to lead; to be free from intrusion, control and interference by the ‘state’ and major corporations; and to the integrity of our personal data and dignity.
Surveillance Self-Defense is a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an independent non-profit working to protect online privacy for nearly thirty years. Surveillance Self-Defense is an expert guide to protecting you and your friends from online spying.
- Read the BASICS to find out how online surveillance works.
- Dive into TOOL GUIDES for instructions to installing secure applications.
- More detailed information in the FURTHER LEARNING sections.
- If you’d like a guided tour, look for the list of common SECURITY SCENARIOS.
NOTHING TO HIDE is an independent documentary dealing with surveillance and its acceptance by the general public through the “I have nothing to hide” argument. The documentary was produced and directed by a pair of Berlin-based journalists, Mihaela Gladovic and Marc Meillassoux. It was crowdfunded by over 400 backers.
NOTHING TO HIDE questions the growing, puzzling and passive public acceptance of massive corporate and governmental incursions into individual and group privacy and rights.
People generally agree that mass surveillance regimes are inherently invasive and authoritarian. Yet at the same time, the number of online apps and “free” services people install is constantly increasing. Forced to accept their terms and conditions, they click away their privacy and grant access to their own personal data. To justify their compliance, most of the people usually repeat: “Anyway, I don’t interest anyone”, “Why would they look at me?” and finally “I have NOTHING TO HIDE”.
The ‘Mister X Experiment’
Through the stories of five protagonists, the documentary questions the threats that mass surveillance can pose to our democracies and for people who might think they are not concerned. The main character of the movie is a young artist in Berlin, who tend to think that he has “nothing to hide”.
Mister X accepted to be tracked over 30 days on his cell phone and laptop. His data were then given to a data analyst and a tracker specialist. The experiment needed a month of preparation, a month of shooting and a month of analysis. The challenge was to see how much the two hackers could learn about Mister X through his digital activity (WhatsApp, Facebook, GPS location…) focusing only on his metadata (without looking into the contents of his communications).
You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. privacytools.io provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.
Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset. It’s being weaponized to wage cultural and political warfare. People everywhere are in a battle for control of our most intimate personal details. From award-winning filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, THE GREAT HACK uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.
Academy-Award nominees Amer and Noujaim (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com) continue their tradition of exploring the seismic ripples of social media with this riveting, complex film. THE GREAT HACK forces us to question the origin of the information we consume daily. What do we give up when we tap that phone or keyboard and share ourselves in the digital age?
ProPrivacy.com researchs and investigates tools and companies that can help you keep your privacy online. We also uncover data breaches, hold people to account, investigate the privacy industry (VPNs, ad blockers), so you know who to trust. Learn how to protect your digital privacy and stay safe online with ProPrivacy.
Discover what’s hiding on the other side of your screen
We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.
The Social Dilemma features the voices of technologists, researchers and activists working to align technology with the interests of humanity.
εxodus – the Privacy Auditing Platform for Android Applications
εxodus analyses Android applications. It looks for embedded trackers and lists them. A tracker is a piece of software meant to collect data about you or what you do. In a way, εxodus reports are a way of knowing what really are the ingredients of the cake you are eating. εxodus does not decompile applications, its analysis technique is entirely legal.
The εxodus website lets you:
- Check an Android application report using the search engine
- Analyze a new Android application by requesting analysis
- Go further, providing a list of tools and things you can do to improve your privacy on your smartphone
Kill Chain: The War on Democracy
In advance of the 2020 Presidential Election, Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections takes a deep dive into the weaknesses of today’s election technology, an issue that is little understood by the public or even lawmakers. From directors Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels and Sarah Teale, the team behind HBO’s 2006 Emmy®-nominated documentary Hacking Democracy, Kill Chain again follows Finnish hacker and cyber security expert Harri Hursti as he travels around the world and across the U.S. to show how our election systems remain unprotected, with very little accountability or transparency. Hursti’s eye-opening journey is supplemented by candid interviews with key figures in the election security community, as well as cyber experts and U.S. senators from both parties who are fighting to secure the integrity of the vote before November 2020. As the film shows, individuals, foreign states and other bad actors can employ a myriad of techniques to gain access to voting systems at any stage – from voter registration databases to actual election results. Through this lens, seemingly unrelated or uncoordinated security breaches of the recent past can be seen as part of a “kill chain” – a military doctrine to plot meticulous, long-game attacks, understanding that breaking down trust in voting results is the surest way to undermine democracy. As enlightening as it is disturbing, Kill Chain underscores the fragility of our election process and points to the clear solutions available to protect us against sabotage.