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All of the programs listed below run on GNU/Linux and most also work with Windows and Mac as well.
All of the programs listed below run on GNU/Linux and most also work with Windows and Mac as well.

Revision as of 12:04, 29 December 2017


All of the programs listed below run on GNU/Linux and most also work with Windows and Mac as well.

Web browser

Suitable replacement for Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and others. Comes with privacy features turned on, and LibreJS (and more) for disabling non-free JavaScript code, FaceBook "like" buttons and other things.

Instant messaging

Multiprotocol chat client for Apple OS X with OTR features.

Light and fast Jabber/XMPP client for GNU/Linux and Windows—OTR support via plugin.

Flexible and extensible multi-protocol IM client suitable for personal and enterprise use.

Free universal instant messaging client.

TorChat is a decentralized anonymous instant messenger that uses Tor as its underlying network.

Anonymizing network

GNUnet is a secure, trust-based peer-to-peer framework. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing. The goal of the GNUnet project is to become the ultimate system for free information exchange in a world hostile toward uncontrolled communication.

When used with encryption, this helps anonymize and secure your Internet traffic.

Encryption and GPG

The encryption program.

The GNU Privacy Assistant is a simple and friendly graphical interface to GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG). This makes it easy to create and manage your keys and key ring!

Want to encrypt your emails? Simply use the Enigmail extension to Icedove!

Check out all of the encryption packages in the Directory!

Web browser add-ons

HTTPS Everywhere
Encrypt your communications from thousands of websites by enforcing HTTPS Everywhere.

This addon prevents all connections to external domains or IPs from any website you visit, this means no connections to external advertisement hosters, analytics not on their servers and more things that you might not want to connect to or load. Saves bandwidth and privacy.

Install NoScript and enable ‘Forbid scripts globally’ to improve the security of your browser by preventing 0day JavaScript attacks. This is a drastic option as it will render many websites unusable as they rely heavily on JavaScript. NoScript offers a whitelist you can use to selectively enable JavaScript for sites you trust, but this is considered especially bad for your anonymity if you're using NoScript with Tor.

Adblock Edge
Block advertisements and trackers across the web with filter subscriptions.

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