Privacy Resources & Tools
Analytics Analyze Words <http://www.analyzewords.com/> Personality analysis from words in twitter text. This application is designed to delve into the way people write and what their tweeting reveals about their inner self. Produced by Pennebaker Conglomerates Inc. Surveillance Browserspy.Dk <Browserspy.dk> Websites can use our digital footprints to learn more about us. BrowserSpy.dk is a service where you can check just what information it's possible to gather from your system, just by visiting a website. CaliOpen, Be Safe <https://caliopen.org/>. CaliOpen is secure, free, and open software interface that allows users private communication across their devices. Consumer Opt-Out <http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/> This website allows a user to view which NAI members use your personal cookies for Interest-Based advertising, descriptions of these members, as well as the option to opt-out of some or all of these advertisements. DataCoup - Reclaim Your Personal Data <https://datacoup.com/> Datacoup is the only service that allows a user to sell their own online personal data to companies for real cash. (USA only since March 2015). DETEKT | Resist Surveillance <https://resistsurveillance.org/> Detekt is a free tool that scans your Windows computer for traces of commercial surveillance spyware that has been identified to be also used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world. Electronic Frontier Foundation. Disconnect.me <https://disconnect.me/> Disconnect is a browser add-on that allows a user to block trackers and search privately. Facebook Page Unliker <http://pageunliker.com/> A simple online tool that allows for mass unliking of Facebook pages linked to one’s account. Ghostery <https://www.ghostery.com/> Ghostery is a browser add-on which shows the trackers that are embedded in any given webpage, and allows a user to block ones they believe are harmful. Ghosts <Ghoststhegame.tumblr.com> Ghosts is a simple game (web or browser add-on) that allows web-users to see how their personal information and online activity is being collected and used by trackers on any webpage. In Ghosts, trackers appear as little ghosts which users can chase and defeat. Lightbeam for Firefox Mozilla Modues <https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/lightbeam/> Lightbeam is an add-on for Firefox that allows you to do what first sites and third-party you interact on the Web. It shows the relationships between these third parties and the sites you visit. PaP Machine | The Passive Aggressive Password Machine <http://www.trypap.com/> The PaP Machine is honest about the strength of any entered password; sometimes, too honest. PrivacyGrade PrivacyGrade | Carnegie Mellon University <http://privacygrade.org/> The work of a team of researchers, PrivacyGrade assigns a letter grade to popular Android apps based on several techniques to measure the strength of its privacy. How Much Is Your Personal Data Worth? <http://tinyurl.com/jj2z2o7> Interactive calculator by Financial Times that allows a user to input different factors of their personal information to deduce how much a user’s data is approximately worth. Interactive from Financial Times.(12 June 2014). E. Steel, C. Locke, E. Cadman, and B Freese How Well Do You Know Your Online Life? <applymagicsauce.com> A quiz based on how much you, personally, use Facebook. Uses your Facebook data to run. Terms of Service: Didn’t Read https://tosdr.org/ A user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies, from very good Class A to very bad Class E. DuckDuckGo - The Anti-tracking and private version of the Google search engine. Digital Advertising Alliance http://youradchoices.ca/understanding-online-advertising/ You can opt out of online interest-based advertising Time Out http://www.dejal.com/timeout/ Mark's Yoga take a break from your computer http://thequietplaceproject.com/thequietplace The quiet place project, to take a moment away from all your notifications. 10MinuteMail Lets you make a fake temporary fully working email address. Creative Commons Creative licences on content you create for free! It let's you choose from six combinations of licences, depending on what you want to be shared or not. You'll get credit for your work and let other people spread it around It's a win-win! There's a video on the site explaining how it works. OpenID Shed time off of long sign ups on several websites AntBar Video Downloader (Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer) AntBar Video Downloader allows you to download in .flv format almost any (if not any) streamed media from youtube and many other websites. VLC player will allow you to play these .flv's and any other file format. VLC VLC Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. Wolfram A giant computable knowledge engine that helps you with basically everything, ask it! https://www.codecademy.com/ Formalized course for learning code. http://codepad.org/ Simple online compiler/interpreter, and collaboration tool for all code. https://ideone.com/ Another simple online compiler/interpreter, and collaboration tool for all code. https://repl.it/languages Yet another simple online compiler/interpreter, and collaboration tool for all code that runs off an external server with the appropriate operating system for each environment. Hemingway The best word editing/proofing tool you could ever ask for, seriously try it! :) Masterpost A large list of resources including Crash Course and website blocking (you know, for when you get distracted while studying for finals). DuckDuckGo The Anti-tracking and private search engine.