Best of Privacy Github Apps

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April 1st, 2019

Create a secure, private, and free VPN server in ten minutes

Taylor Banks
Taylor Banks
Great way to setup your own private, secure VPN to use and share with family and friends.
Uroš Gucunja
Uroš Gucunja- User Experience | Biohacking & Startups
Get a cheap droplet from DigitalOcean, install this in 10minutes and you truly have a private VPN which is super secure and customizable to your needs.

Test IP, DNS, DNS over TLS, Network info. Complete & Fast.

If you've ever googled "what's my IP", then you'll love our modern IP, DNS Test. More revealing, useful results with zero spammy ads and designed with care. said it "reports more details about your DNS servers than anywhere else that I know of". Includes advanced results such as DNS over TLS & DNSSEC and networks info

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Watch the latest video at Smart devices connected to our home wireless internet are opening up the risk of exposing our homes and families to the evils of hackers. One unprotected device on your home network can provide a conduit for cyber crooks and others with bad intentions into your home.
Gizmo's Freeware
Every time you visit a web site, your web browser sends lots of information to that site. The decision on what to do with that data, if anything, is down to the remote site. Some sites store it for marketing and analytics purposes.
Test your router - kick the tires

A lightweight, privacy-focussed alternative to Disqus.

Commento is a lightweight, open-source, privacy-focused comment engine alternative to Disqus. Commento has not, does not, and will not ever track your readers. Unlike Disqus' 1+ MB script download, your page's total download will increase by a mere 10 kB when you add Commento.

A browser extension to verify the authenticity of websites

This extension helps increasing the security of web apps, and bringing it to almost that of native apps, by verifying the page's resources were signed by the developer.

This extension therefore protects against a malicious (or hacked) server trying to steal your supposedly end-to-end encrypted data, or for example crypto-currency wallet.

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Zero Knowledge collaboration, the server can't see your data

CryptPad is the first ever Zero Knowledge collaborative editor. What you write with friends and colleagues only reaches the server after being encrypted in your browser. You can edit rich text, markdown & code and organize files in your CryptDrive. The project is fully Open Source and you can have 50MB free by signing up on

Browser extensions that keep permission requests in check

Browser extensions which block overly-eager permission requests for notifications, location, etc. For example, ones that happen before you've interacted with the page. This was created as part of 'How to improve your permissions UX' (

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"Welcome to Costco, can I have your phone number?" Most people would refuse, right? Well I suppose some might oblige, but that depends on a host of factors. This is what permissions requests are like on the web. Let's take a look at how we can do better, before it's too late.
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Reveal creepy trackers spying on you 👀, hidden in apps

Exodify is an open source browser extension, exposing in the Google's Play Store the many trackers hidden in android apps.

Like a #ghostery for the Google Play Store

Enough of the continuous harvesting and leaking of our data, as shown by the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the help of the apps we love, the apps we trust.

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gHacks Technology News
Google Play is the primary application store for Android applications. Most Android devices ship with Google Play installed by default and most Android users use it to browse, find and install applications and application updates. While there are other stores available, F-Droid for instance, Google Play is the dominating store when it comes to user numbers a… See more
16 Alternatives to Exodify

Open Source, Cross-Platform Web Application Firewall

ModSecurity is a toolkit for real-time web application monitoring, logging, and access control. I like to think about it as an enabler: there are no hard rules telling you what to do; instead, it is up to you to choose your own path through the available features

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ModSecurity is a renowned and widely deployed open source web application firewall. It comes with a powerful rule language, which allows for detailed inspection of payloads and granular access control. Fifteen years in the making, ModSecurity has matured and the second edition of this book covers the complete set of features available with the latest release… See more

Track the GDPR compliance of your SaaS vendors

We believe that SaaS companies should lead by example by transparently sharing their readiness, compliance and demonstrate best practices. We do a kind shout-out to all the cloud services out there to use Github or Google Form to add your service to the tracker.

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Over the past months, we launched (it says what it does), but also (Product Hunt 😸 calls it "Google Forms - but for GDPR", an easy to configure form to manage and simplify Data Subject access requests).
13 Alternatives to GDPR Tracker

Simple, trustworthy website analytics (finally)

Fathom Analytics is a simpler and more privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics.

Fathom respects the privacy of your users and does not collect any personally identifiable information. All while giving you the information you need about your site, so you can make smarter decisions about your design and content.

Peter Genčur
Peter Genčur- Designer & Developer
Just a few months old, looks promising. Rather simple one.
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Fathom Analytics provides simple and useful website stats that focus on user privacy.
If we aren't paying for the product, we are the product.
Danny van Kooten
As I was browsing my Twitter feed a few weeks ago, I came across the following tweet.
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