Tools to Protect User Privacy

The Eight-Day Data Detox Kit
Guided program to determine your data footprint and make changes to protect your information online.

Security Planner by the Citizen Lab
Toolkit providing personalized security recommendations based on your device and needs

Panopticlick by EFF
Panopticlick will analyze how well your browser and add-ons protect you against online tracking techniques.

HTTPS Everywhere
Browser extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

Privacy Badger
Browser extension that blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

Disconnect.me
Browser extension that allows users to see advertising, analytics, and social media tracking cookies. It offers the option to disable them globally or selectively. Includes whitelists, blacklists, tracking visualizations and more.

Ghostery
Browser extension that allows users to see and block advertising and social media trackers, scripts, elements and cookies, with opt-out options.

TOR Browser
Free open source browser for anonymous online viewing and communication that  makes it difficult to track users by routing online activity through a global network of relays and by encrypting your IP address.

Duck Duck Go
A search engine that doesn’t follow you or track your activity across the web.

StartPage
A search engine that offers anonymous, no-tracking searches using Google results.

Google Privacy Settings for Students
If your child’s school provides students a Google account or issues them a Chromebook, there are some important settings you can change to improve their privacy.

EPIC Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools
Selection of privacy-enhancing tools for desktop, mobile, general networking, email and messaging, and more.

Surveillance Self Defense
Guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.

The Privacy Paradox 
A series of five podcasts and accompanying challenges and newsletters designed to help individuals take back control over their personal information and digital identity.