Posts by Category: Privacy Resources

TOX – A New Kind of Secure Instant Messaging

September 25, 2014

TOX – A New Kind of Secure Instant Messaging
http://tox.im/

With the rise of government monitoring programs, Tox provides an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is totally free, and comes without advertising. Nowadays, every government seems to be interested in what we’re saying online. Tox is built on a “privacy goes first” agenda, and they make no compromises. Your safety is their top priority, and there isn’t anything in the world that will change that. Features include: a) Messages – At your fingertips. You’re always in the loop with instant encrypted messaging; b) Calls – Stay in touch. Make free and secure Tox to Tox calls; c) Video – Seeing is believing. Catch up face to face with a secure video call; d) Security – Tox takes your privacy seriously. With leading-class encryption, you can rest assured knowing that the only people reading your messages are the ones you send them to; e) Ease of Use – Unlike other secure messaging solutions, Tox does not require you to be a computer programmer to use it. Tox comes out-of-the-box with an easy-to-use interface that allows you to focus on your conversations; and f) Freedom – Tox is both free for you to use, and free for you to change. You are completely free to both use and modify Tox. Furthermore, Tox will never harass you with ads, or require you to pay for features. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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ProtonMail – Securing Privacy Rights for Everyone

September 05, 2014

ProtonMail – Securing Privacy Rights for Everyone
https://protonmail.ch/

ProtonMail was founded in summer 2013 by scientists who met at CERN and were drawn together by a shared vision of a more secure and private Internet. Early ProtonMail hackathons were held at the famous CERN Restaurant One and at MIT. ProtonMail is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with a satellite office by the MIT campus. They are advised by the MIT Venture Mentoring Service. Features Include: a) ProtonMail is incorporated in Switzerland and their servers are located in Switzerland. They are outside of US and EU jurisdiction and user data is protected by strict Swiss data protection laws; b) Because of their end-to-end encryption, your data is already encrypted by the time it reaches their servers. They cannot decrypt your encrypted messages and as result, they cannot share them with third parties; c) ProtonMail works out of any modern web browser, there is nothing to install. They are also backwards compatible with other email providers so you can continue sending and receiving emails from friends who are not using ProtonMail; d) They believe privacy is a fundamental human right and should be available for everyone. That’s why they offer multi-tiered pricing including a free version that anyone can use. Let’s bring privacy back to the people; e) They do not keep permanent logs or require any personal information to sign up. They even accept anonymous payment methods (such as Bitcoin) so even paid users have their privacy rights protected; and f) ProtonMail works on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It’s as simple as visiting their site and logging in. There are no plugins or apps to install – simply use your favorite web browser. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Privacy Icons

August 20, 2014

Privacy Icons
https://disconnect.me/icons

Privacy policies are too complicated and they have simplified them. Privacy Icons shows you a set of icons for every site you visit and search result you see. At a glance, you’ll understand the most important terms from a website’s privacy policy and other information about how your data is collected, used and handled. These icons evolved from a Mozilla-led working group that included some of the most prominent privacy organizations, like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Center for Democracy and Technology, and W3C. Privacy Icons is powered by data from the TRUSTe Privacy Policy Database, which includes in-depth analysis of the privacy policies of thousands of websites around the world. Features include: a) Expected Use – Does this website’s privacy policy disclose whether data it collects about you is used in ways other than you would reasonably expect given the site’s service?; b) Expected Collection – Does this website’s privacy policy disclose whether it allows other companies like ad providers and analytics firms to track users on the site?; c) Precise Location – Does this website’s privacy policy disclose whether the site or service tracks a user’s actual geolocation?; d) Data Retention – Does this website’s privacy policy disclose how long they retain your personal data?; e) Do Not Track – Does this website comply with a user’s Do Not Track browser preference?; f) Children Privacy – Has this website received TRUSTe’s Children’s Privacy Certification?; g) SSL Support – Does this website support secure communications over HTTPS by default?; h) Heartbleed – Is this website vulnerable to the heartbleed bug?; and i) TRUSTe Certified – Has this website received TRUSTe’s Privacy Certification? This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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PirateBox – DIY Anonymous Offline File-Sharing and Communications System

August 08, 2014

PirateBox – DIY Anonymous Offline File-Sharing and Communications System
http://piratebox.cc/

PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Update> Privacy Resources White Paper Link Dataset Compilation

August 05, 2014

Update> Privacy Resources White Paper Link Dataset Compilation
http://www.PrivacyResources.info/

The white paper link dataset compilation of Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™ by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. is now a 34 page .pdf document 266KB. Privacy Resources and Sites on the Internet is a comprehensive listing of privacy resources currently available on the Internet. These include associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites and sources that supply the latest technology and information about privacy and how it relates to you and the Internet. This is a MUST reference for today’s New Economy where privacy and security have become major issues!! Keep your privacy and security with this excellent Subject Tracer™. The website and .pdf have been completely updated as of August 5, 2014.

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

©2014 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data

August 02, 2014

Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data
http://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu/

This project is a broad, multidisciplinary effort to help enable the collection, analysis, and sharing of personal data for research in social science and other fields while providing privacy for individual subjects. It is a Harvard-based, collaborative effort between the Center for Research on Computation and Society, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and the Data Privacy Lab. It received seed funding from Google Inc., and will now be supported primarily as a Frontier project in the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Sher.ly – Private, Sharable P2P Cloud Designed For Sharing Sensitive Data

August 02, 2014

Sher.ly – Private, Sharable P2P Cloud Designed For Sharing Sensitive Data
https://sher.ly/

Sher.ly is a private cloud solution designed for security conscious businesses looking to take back control of their sensitive data. Stop valuable information from leaving your organization and help control access to data with a security focused solution that offers robust reporting, simple access management controls, and easy to use auditing tools. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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End-To-End – Encrypy, Decrypt, Dogital Sign and Verify Signed Messages

July 21, 2014

End-To-End – Encrypy, Decrypt, Dogital Sign and Verify Signed Messages
https://code.google.com/p/end-to-end/

End-To-End is a Chrome extension that helps you encrypt, decrypt, digital sign, and verify signed messages within the browser using OpenPGP. This is the source code for the alpha release of the End-To-End Chrome extension. It’s built upon a newly developed, JavaScript-based crypto library. End-To-End implements the OpenPGP standard, IETF RFC 4880, enabling key generation, encryption, decryption, digital signature, and signature verification. We’re releasing this code to enable community review; it is not yet ready for general use. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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EMC Privacy Index – Measures Willingness to Trade Privacy for Greater Convenience

July 16, 2014

EMC Privacy Index – Measures Willingness to Trade Privacy for Greater Convenience
http://www.emc.com/campaign/privacy-index/index.htm

The 2014 EMC Privacy Index surveyed 15,000 people in 15 countries to produce a ranking of nations based on consumer perceptions and attitudes about data privacy, and their willingness to trade privacy for greater convenience and benefits online. The Index revealed that privacy is a complex issue, with consumers wanting the benefits of technology without having to sacrifice any privacy. Three privacy paradoxes emerged as particularly significant, each with powerful implications. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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International Privacy Law Library

July 11, 2014

International Privacy Law Library
http://www.worldlii.org/int/special/privacy/

Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law. This project aims to make searchable from one location all of the databases specializing in Privacy law available on any of the Legal Information Institutes (LIIs) that are part of WorldLII. The databases currently included are listed. Individual databases may be searched on their respective host LIIs. This has been added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer Information Blog.

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