Infosec Bytes is a series of easy-to-understand videos explaining how to protect your privacy. You can follow at:

➡️ @infosecbytes

They are made by the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London, and are originally intended for journalists, but anyone can use them.

For example, here's their video explaining Signal messenger:

SecureDrop is a free open source encrypted platform for whistleblowers and activists to contact journalists and NGOs anonymously through the @torproject network. You can follow its official Fediverse account at:

➡️ @securedrop

SecureDrop is used by news organisations and NGOs around the world to receive anonymous tips.

The website is at

Bonfire is a new project that aims to combine an open source hardware device with FOSS federated social networks to allow you to physically control your own data, and to operate offline too if you want. You can follow at:

➡️ @bonfire

The official website is at

(Bonfire was previously known as CommonsPub.)

Graham Cluley is a well-known blogger on computer security, and co-presents a podcast about it called "Smashing Security". You can follow at:

➡️ @gcluley

The blog is at

The podcast is at is a privacy-friendly free open source video conferencing site which aims to provide an alternative to proprietary services. You can follow them at:

➡️ @senfcall (in German and English)

Their website is at

Calls are made via your web browser using the FOSS BigBlueButton system.

The Briar Project is an encrypted FOSS peer-to-peer messenger app which can be used online through @torproject or offline locally through wifi or bluetooth. The "not yet official" Fediverse account for Briar is at:

➡️ @briar

Its offline mode means it can be used locally even if the internet is shut down (for example due to disasters or other reasons).

Briar's website is at

/e/ sells de-googlised versions of Android phones. You can follow at:

➡️ @e_mydata

You can also download the OS and install it yourself. Their site is at and phone shop at

/e/ sells brand new @Fairphone 3/3+ smartphones, made with Fairtrade raw materials in ethical working conditions (

In-depth video review of /e/ on the FP3:

Tutanota is an independent ad-free secure email and calendar provider. You can follow at:

➡️ @Tutanota

The official site is at

Tutanota's mobile app is FOSS and available from , Google Play and iPhone App Store.

The Tor Project is a non-profit organisation that promotes privacy and maintains the Tor network (which allows anonymous communication over the internet). You can follow them at:

➡️ @torproject

You can use the Tor network via the free open source Tor browser, available from their website at

Protonmail is an ad-free independent encrypted email provider. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @protonmail

...they also have an account for their VPN service:

➡️ @protonvpn

...and their calendar service:

➡️ @ProtonCalendar

The official site is at suggests FOSS and federated alternatives to closed source apps and centralised services. You can follow at:

➡️ @switchingsoftware

The website itself is at

You select what you want to replace, and the website tells you the better alternatives.

Nitrokey is a USB security key based on free open source software and hardware. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @nitrokey

Their website is

The physical key makes it easier to securely store and transport passwords, logins or any other data. It works with Linux, Mac and Windows.

The privacy pressure group @privacyint now has its own PeerTube instance full of excellent pro-privacy videos and podcasts. You can follow at:

➡️ @privacyint

You can also browse the videos directly in the PeerTube interface at

Their website is at

(via @strypey )

FreedomBox is free open source software for running your own personal home server and online services. Follow at:

➡️ @freedomboxfndn

You can install it on your own hardware, including PCs, ARM devices, Raspberry Pis etc. The downloads are at

Alternatively, you can buy a ready-made pre-installed FreedomBox from open hardware manufacturer @olimex at

Exodus Privacy is a really useful service which gives privacy reports on Android apps, listing trackers embedded in each app, and permissions each app seeks.

You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @exodus

The service is available on the website at

ReverseEagle is a project to help developers find free open source privacy-friendly tools and services to use in their projects. You can follow them at:

➡️ @ReverseEagle

Their website is at

SecureDrop is a FOSS secure system for whistleblowers to contact journalists anonymously through Tor. You can follow its official Fediverse account at:

➡️ @securedrop

SecureDrop was created by the late Aaron Swartz, and has become widely used by major news organisations around the world to receive anonymous tips.

Their website is at

CryptPad is a free open source online office suite which can be used collaboratively and anonymously. It is a privacy-friendly alternative to Google's Drive/Docs services.

You can follow them here:

➡️ @cryptpad

You can self-host CryptPad or use their official instance. Their website is at

The system is designed to be "zero knowledge", so the people hosting have no access to users' data.

Privacy International is a charity that defends privacy, founded in 1990. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @privacyint

They publicise dangers to privacy, research ways to promote privacy and take legal action against companies or governments who threaten privacy.

Their website is at

Graham Cluley is a computer security expert who writes an infosec blog and hosts the Smashing Security podcast. You can follow him at:


The blog is at

The podcast is at

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