Privacy International is a charity that has campaigned for the right to privacy since 1990. You can follow their official Fediverse account at:


They also have an official video account on their own PeerTube instance at:


Their website is at

Matomo is free open source analytics software, a privacy-friendly Libre alternative to Google Analytics. You can follow at:

➡️ @Matomo

The official site is at

You can self-host it, or use paid-for third party hosting.

It is much better for privacy to use self-hosted analytics as data stays local. Google Analytics sends your users' data to Google.

Keyoxide is a FOSS decentralised online identity platform, you can follow it at:

➡️ @keyoxide

The project website is at

It helps you prove who you are across multiple sites without storing any personal data about you.

CryptPad is a privacy-friendly free open source online office suite, you can follow at:

➡️ @cryptpad

It can be self-hosted, or you can use the official instance. More info available at

It's collaborative and anonymous with "zero knowledge" encryption, so no one can access your data except you and those you choose to share with.

Tails is a special version of Linux that aims for maximum privacy and anonymity. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @tails

Tails runs entirely off a USB stick, it uses @torproject to connect to the internet, and by default it resets/forgets everything you've done when you switch it off. (You can also optionally save encrypted data if you need to keep something.)

The official site is at

NGI Zero is a fund run by the non-profit NLnet foundation, providing money to internet projects that promote privacy and open standards. You can follow the fund at:

➡️ @NGIZero

You can apply for funding or find out more at the NLnet website

They have given grants to loads of great projects such as Funkwhale, Lemmy, PeerTube, PixelFed, SearX etc.

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


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

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