Collection:Privacy pack

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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.

Tor Browser
A Firefox ESR-based web browser for use of the TOR network.


A secure, forgiving, lightweight and easy to use Bitcoin client.

Instant messaging

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

Free universal instant messaging client.

A Pidgin plugin for off-the-record conversations.

Decentralized Instant messenger via the Tor 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!

ecryptfs cryptographic filesystem (utilities).

Check out all of the encryption packages in the Directory!

Icedove add-ons

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

Provides safe Tor support for Icedove.

IceCat and Tor Browser add-ons

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

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.

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