Privacy Tools

The Privacy Tools section of Open Source Internet provides the best free online tools and services for enhancing your privacy while online. This includes a very wide range of tools, with everything from avoiding spam and behavioral advertising, to private search and encrypted surfing.

HTTPS Everywhere

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Privacy Tools - HTTPS EverywhereVisit Site: HTTPS Everywhere

Cost: Free

Comments: Free browser extension that encrypts web traffic.

Description: HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

Spotflux

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Privacy Tools - SpotfluxVisit Site: Spotflux

Cost: Free (lite)

Comments: Free and premium versions available.

Description: Spotflux is the best way to protect and enhance your internet connection. It performs millions of cloud-based real-time calculations, encrypts and compresses your mobile internet traffic. Spotflux works across all your devices.

Ghostery

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Privacy Tools - GhosteryVisit Site: Ghostery

Cost: Free

Comments: Free extension that provides data on tracking companies.

Description: Ghostery shows you the invisible web – cookies, tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons—and gives you a roll-call of over 1,900 ad networks, behavioural data providers, web publishers and other companies interested in your activity.

DoNotTrackMe

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Privacy Tools - DoNotTrackMeVisit Site: DoNotTrackMe

Cost: Free

Comments: Free tool that blocks online tracking companies.

Description: DoNotTrackMe automatically blocks these tracking companies – ad networks, social networks, and sneaky data collection companies – from tracking your browsing behind the scenes. DoNotTrackMe has blocked over 1 trillion attempts to track millions of users’ browsing and actively blocks over 600 of these companies.

AVG PrivacyFix

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Privacy Tools - PrivacyFixVisit Site: AVG PrivacyFix

Cost: Free

Comments: Free privacy settings manager.

Description: AVG PrivacyFix is your online privacy dashboard. It’s a family of apps that put the control of your online data where it belongs: in your hands.

Collusion

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Privacy Tools - CollusionVisit Site: Collusion

Cost: Free

Comments: Free Firefox extension that allows you to see the third party sites tracking you. (see Disconnect for Chrome and Safari)

Description: Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and 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 companies and other trackers.

Disconnect

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Privacy Tools - DisconnectVisit Site: Disconnect

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source app that blocks third party trackers.

Description: Disconnect puts you in control of your data for faster, more private, more secure browsing. And unlike other filtering apps, Disconnect is optimized for speed. Pages use 17 percent less bandwidth and load 27 percent faster with Disconnect.

Stay Invisible

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Privacy Tools - Stay InvisibleVisit Site: Stay Invisible

Cost: Free

Comments: Free tool that analyzes browser uniqueness.

Description: Online privacy test to analyze what does your browser reveal to websites, in addition to your IP address. Allows to check your default Internet connection and connections protected with “hide my IP” services like proxy or VPN – often with shocking results.

NAI Consumer Opt-Out

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Privacy Tools - NAIVisit Site: NAI Consumer Opt-Out

Cost: Free

Comments: Free tool for opting out of third party tracking.

Description: The NAI opt-out tool was developed in conjunction with our members for the express purpose of allowing consumers to “opt out” of the Interest-Based Advertising delivered by our members.

RequestPolicy

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RequestPolicyVisit Site: RequestPolicy

Cost: Free

Comments: Free and open source Firefox extension to control cross-site requests.

Description: With RequestPolicy installed, you will see a new flag icon normally at the top-right of your browser. This flag turns red when RequestPolicy has blocked requests from the current website you are viewing.

Privacy Check

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Privacy Tools - Privacy CheckVisit Site: Privacy Check

Cost: Free

Comments: Free tool to view account information that Facebook provides to third party sites.

Description: This page shows you what information the Facebook API provides to sites that you log into. It should highlight if you have left any of your personal information open for everyone to see.

PrivacySucks

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Privacy Tools - PrivacysucksVisit Site: PrivacySucks

Cost: Free

Comments: Free tool that analyzes browser uniqueness.

Description: This projects aims to wake up everybody’s concern about online privacy in general and about the browsers we use in particular. We are collecting all the techniques that could be used in order to track us, spy on us or deprive us of our privacy.

Browzar

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Privacy Tools - BrowzarVisit Site: Browzar

Cost: Free

Comments: Free private web browser.

Description: Browzar is an IE shell browser that allows you to surf the internet with privacy. It doesn’t save any cache, history, cookies or use auto-complete, it protects your privacy while you are online.

AccountKiller

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Privacy Tools - AccountKillerVisit Site: AccountKiller

Cost: Free

Comments: Provides instructions for account deactivation of major sites.

Description: Do you care about your personal data? We provide instructions to remove your account or public profile on most popular websites, including Skype, Facebook, Windows Live, Hotmail/Live, Twitter, MSN/Messenger, Google and many more.

ViCheck

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Privacy Tools - ViCheckVisit Site: ViCheck

Cost: Free

Comments: Free email header analysis tool.

Description: This utility takes an email as input and extracts the originating IP address and attempts to lookup the geographic location.

Defensio

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Privacy Tools - DefensioVisit Site: Defensio

Cost: Free (lite)

Comments: Free and premium plans available.

Description: Backed by the power of Websense® , Defensio™ provides superior security against threats targeting social media, along with improved management and control of content posted on any site.

Zesty

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Privacy Tools - ZestyVisit Site: Zesty

Cost: Free

Comments: Free tool to view your publicly visible information on Facebook.

Description: What does Facebook publish about you and your friends? Any information you see is visible to anyone on the Internet through normal use of the Facebook Graph API. Facebook apps used by you or your friends might see more. Learn more about how to control what you share.

Bitdefender Safego

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Privacy Tools - Bitdefender SafegoVisit Site: Bitdefender Safego

Cost: Free

Comments: Facebook app to protect your account.

Description: Bitdefender Safego protects your Facebook account from all sorts of e-trouble: scams, spam, malware and private data exposure. Safego also keeps your friends safe.

NoScript

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Privacy Tools - NoScriptVisit Site: NoScript

Cost: Free

Comments: Free Firefox extension.

Description: The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank).

Panopticlick

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Privacy Tools - PanopticlickVisit Site: Panopticlick

Cost: Free

Comments: Test the uniqueness of your browser.

Description: Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies. Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits. Click below and you will be given a uniqueness score, letting you see how easily identifiable you might be as you surf the web.

MyPermissions

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Privacy Tools - MyPermissionsVisit Site: MyPermissions

Cost: Free

Comments: Quickly adjust your social media notification settings.

Description: MyPermissions allows you to quickly adjust the notification settings on all of your major profiles and accounts. Simply click on an icon to go directly to your settings.

AdjustYourPrivacy

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Our Tools - Adjust Your PrivacyVisit Site: AdjustYourPrivacy

Cost: Free

Comments: Created by OSI

Description: AdjustYourPrivacy makes it easy to adjust the privacy settings of all of your major profiles and accounts. It also offers tools to check your own privacy, and opt-out of the databases of internet companies that track people.

AnchorFree

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Anonymity - AnchorFreeVisit Site: AnchorFree

Cost: Free (lite)

Comments: Free version available with ads.

Description: AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield application addresses a market of over 1.6 billion Internet users, in need of secure browsing, privacy, and freedom online. Hotspot Shield secures all Internet communications and web browsing and protects each user’s privacy and identity online.

Should I Change My Password

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Privacy Tools - Should I Change My PasswordVisit Site: Should I Change My Password

Cost: Free

Comments: Enter your email address to find out if it has been hacked.

Description: Should I Change My Password, a free service that allows you to check anonymously if your email addresses have been compromised.

BetterPrivacy

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Privacy Tools - BetterPrivacyVisit Site: BetterPrivacy

Cost: Free

Comments: Firefox extension for improved privacy.

Description: Better Privacy serves to protect against special longterm cookies, a new generation of ‘Super-Cookie’, which silently conquered the Internet. This new cookie generation offers unlimited user tracking to industry and market research. Concerning privacy Flash-cookies are most critical.

Norton Safe Web

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Privacy Tools - Norton Safe WebVisit Site: Norton Safe Web

Cost: Free

Comments: Designed to protect your Facebook feed.

Description: Safeguard against malicious URLs by scanning your feed using Norton Safe Web. Protect your friends by advising them of malicious URLs.

ip2loc

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Privacy Tools - ip2locVisit Site: ip2loc

Cost: Free

Comments: Check the location of an IP address. You can also use this to ensure a proxy is working, and check which city it shows up as.

Description: Enter an IP address to locate it on the map.