Tuta (formerly Tutanota)

Independent privacy-friendly email and calendar provider which is ad-free and paid for entirely by their users’ subscriptions. There are free open source apps for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows. There’s also support for E2EE and 2FA wherever possible.

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Topio e.V.

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.

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Free open source end-to-end encrypted peer-to-peer messaging system for Android and Linux which can be used online through Tor, or locally through wifi or bluetooth. Because it has local support it can be used even if the internet is shut down or broken, for example at demonstrations or in disaster zones.

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Free open source decentralised online identity platform. It helps you prove who you are across multiple sites without storing any personal data about you.

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Free open source app that lets you add an end-to-end encrypted folder to your existing cloud service. It works with popular cloud services such as Nextcloud, DropBox, Google Drive, One Drive, iCloud etc. There are apps for Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone/iPad and Android.

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A special version of Linux that aims for maximum privacy and anonymity. Tails runs entirely off a USB stick, it uses the Tor network 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.)

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E Foundation / Murena

The E Foundation develops and maintains a free open source privacy-friendly de-Googled version of Android, which you can either install yourself on your existing phone or buy pre-installed on a new phone. They sell pre-installed phones through the Murena brand, all of which are manufactured by established companies like Fairphone, Samsung etc.

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Smashing Security

“Smashing Security” is an award winning podcast which is in theory about infosec, but in reality it’s a very entertaining (and occasionally slightly rude) round-up of all sorts of computing and tangential non-computing news. Features lots of back-and-forth banter between hosts Graham Cluely, Carole Theriault and their special guest.

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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.

Fediverse address (main, in Dutch and English): @publicspaces@publicspaces.net

Fediverse address (videos, in Dutch and English): @publicspaces@video.publicspaces.net

Fediverse address (podcasts, in Dutch and English): @TheTimeIsNow@podcast.publicspaces.net