The Small Technology Foundation researches and promotes online services designed for human beings rather than corporate profits.

You can follow their live streaming account at:

➡️ @fedi

and you can follow the founders at

➡️ @laura

➡️ @aral

The Small Technology Foundation's website is at:

small-tech.org

The /e/ Foundation make a deGoogled version of Android and sell phones preloaded with it. You can follow them at:

➡️ @e_mydata

/e/'s website is at e.foundation, and they sell deGoogled phones under the Murena brand at murena.com, including ethically-made models by @Fairphone

/e/ also provides (optional) cloud services for these phones through a custom @nextcloud instance.

Topio e.V. is a German non-profit organisation which helps ordinary people "de-Google" their phones by installing privacy-friendly operating systems. They run events to help with this including workshops, exhibitions, lectures etc. You can follow at:

(all are in German language)

➡️ @topio@mastodon.social (main account)

➡️ @topio@pixelfed.social (photos)

➡️ @topio_space (events)

Their website is at topio.info

LibreCast aims to provide a next generation internet with better privacy, more decentralisation, less spam and better energy efficiency by using "multicast". You can follow at:

➡️ @librecast

The website is at librecast.net

You can see a brief overview on its funding page at nlnet.nl/project/LibrecastLive

For a clearer explanation of what multicast even means, see the video at spectra.video/w/qd4Tn4wXg9JM34

PublicSpaces is a non-profit coalition of Dutch broadcasters, museums, arts organisations etc. campaigning for an ethical internet. They organise conferences on this topic, and run their own Fediverse servers.

You can follow at (all in English):

➡️ @publicspaces@publicspaces.net (main account)

➡️ @publicspaces@video.publicspaces.net (videos)

➡️ @TheTimeIsNow (podcasts)

More info at publicspaces.net

Gofoss is a guide to adopting free and open source software, and using privacy-friendly services. You can follow at:

➡️ @don_atoms

You can browse the guide itself at gofoss.net

Grow Your Own Services is a website encouraging beginners to start their own online cloud or social network instance. You can follow at:

➡️ @homegrown

The website is at growyourown.services

Privacy International is a charity which has campaigned for the right to privacy since 1990. You can follow them at:

➡️ @privacyint@mastodon.xyz (main account)

➡️ @privacyint@media.privacyinternational.org (videos)

Their website is at privacyinternational.org and they also have their own PeerTube instance full of useful videos at media.privacyinternational.org

Briar is an encrypted peer-to-peer messenger app which works both online through @torproject and offline through local connections (wifi, bluetooth, SD cards). You can follow at:

➡️ @briar

Briar works even if internet access is restricted or broken, more info at briarproject.org

(The app is in many languages including Ukrainian 🇺🇦 !)

It's available for Android from @fdroidorg and Google Play, and for Linux desktop from briarproject.org/download-bria

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The world is getting pretty grim, with sociopaths invading neighbours etc 😢

Repressive regimes try to control people by tracking and blocking internet traffic.

You can bypass tracks and blocks by using the Tor Project's browser, which routes traffic through a special network that hides its users' activities.

Tor's official account is at:

➡️ @torproject

You can get the Tor browser from their website at torproject.org

CryptPad is a free open source collaborative online office suite built around maximum privacy. You can follow at:

➡️ @cryptpad (main account)

and

➡️ @cryptpad_design (photo account)

The project website is at cryptpad.fr

It uses "zero knowledge" end-to-end encryption, so no one can access your data except you and people you share with.

RTP Privacy & Tech Tips posts videos about libre software and hardware, especially with regard to privacy. You can follow at:

➡️ @rtp_tips

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at tube.tchncs.de/a/rtp_tips/vide

CCC Sticker Operation Center helps to distribute stickers from the hacker festival Chaos Communication Congress (C3) in Leipzig and its online counterpart the Remote Chaos Experience (rC3). You can follow at:

➡️ @c3stoc (in English and German)

Their website is at stickeroperation.center

Bonfire is a Fediverse project that aims to store your social data on a physical device that you own (for example a Raspberry Pi running Bonfire software). It will also operate offline if preferred.

It's still in development, but you can follow the project at:

➡️ @bonfire

The new official website is at bonfirenetworks.org

(It was previously known as CommonsPub.)

As it's Aaron Swartz day, you might want to follow one of the projects he created...

SecureDrop is a free open source secure system for whistleblowers to contact journalists anonymously through @torproject. Their official account is at:

➡️ @securedrop

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

Their website is at securedrop.org

Graham Cluley is a computer security expert and infosec blogger who co-hosts the amusing (and sometimes smutty 😁) "Smashing Security" podcast. You can follow him on the Fediverse at:

➡️ @gcluley

Cluley's blog is at grahamcluley.com

The podcast is at smashingsecurity.com

Centralised messenger Signal has just announced that they are making part of their server software closed source. They claim it is to fight spam, but by using closed source they make it impossible for outsiders to verify the truth. This is worrying.

We really, really need a fully open, decentralised alternative to Signal.

There are several alternatives being developed, please support them:

➡️ @snikket_im

➡️ @xmpp

➡️ @matrix

➡️ @delta

➡️ @briar

➡️ @Jami

The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) monitors network-level blocking of internet access, usually by governments or ISPs.

OONI also develop FOSS tools for carrying out this monitoring.

You can follow at:

➡️ @ooni

Their website is at ooni.org

Their monitoring tools are available for desktop and mobile from ooni.org/install and github.com/ooni/probe

Tutanota is an independent privacy-friendly ad-free email provider. You can follow them at:

➡️ @Tutanota

Their website is at tutanota.com.

Their free open source app is available on @fdroidorg, Google Play and App Store. It's also available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Tutanota's income comes from user subscriptions, they don't sell people's data.

They support 2FA and end-to-end encryption, with e2ee by default.

Briar is a free open source encrypted peer-to-peer messaging system. You can use it over the internet through @torproject or locally through wifi and bluetooth. You can follow the "not yet official" account at:

➡️ @briar

The Briar app is available from @fdroidorg and Google Play. A desktop PC app is in development.

The project website is at briarproject.org

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