13 Best Privacy Tools for Staying Secure


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Mar 24, 2011
Summary: From encrypted instant messengers to secure browsers and operating systems, these privacy-enhancing apps, extensions, and services can protect you both online and offline.

By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | February 3, 2015 -- 21:11 GMT (13:11 PST)

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Often, open-source software is the most secure
The latest Edward Snowden leaks have shown that the oldest, least funded open-source technologies are still able to hold out against intrusions and exploits by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

Open-source offers one major benefit over their closed-source counterparts: The code is public and available for inspection, and therefore can’t as easily include secret backdoors for surveillance.

Here are some of those (as of yet) still secure apps, services, and technologies that can keep you safe online.

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