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Awesome Humane Technology

Promoting Solutions that Improve Wellbeing, Freedom and Society

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Security

A collection of awesome software, libraries, documents, books, resources and cools stuffs about security.

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29d
MIT

Privacy

Curated List of Privacy Respecting Services and Software

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n/a

Google Chromium, sans integration with Google

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27d
BSD-3-Clause

Think of Local sheriff as a recon tool in your browser (WebExtension). While you normally browse the internet, Local Sheriff works in the background to empower you in identifying what data points (PII) are being shared / leaked to which all third-parties.

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110d
GPL-3.0

Firefox privacy, security and anti-fingerprinting: a comprehensive user.js template for configuration and hardening

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26d
MIT

user.js -- Firefox configuration hardening

2.33K
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34d
MIT

😎 Browser extension that automatically replaces the User-Agent with a randomized one

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26d
MIT

Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

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8m
MPL-2.0

DeepPrivacy: A Generative Adversarial Network for Face Anonymization

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104d
MIT

Generate a privacy policy for your iOS app

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10
77d
MIT

A friendly browser-based tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests

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1y 4m
MIT

Research shows Google and Apple are collecting data on you. Block some of this non-consensual telemetry using pihole.

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8
6m
MIT

- Knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

- Signal is a messaging app for simple private communication with friends.

- An online tool that checks how a website is doing with regards to privacy.

- A web privacy measurement platform.

- Browser extension that emulates Content Delivery Networks to improve your online privacy.

- Browser extension allows posing as another browser by changing User-Agent header.

- Browser extension that automatically hides the referer when changing domains.

- Browser extension that prevents fingerprinting via Javascript Canvas API.

- Browser extension to disable WebRTC to avoid leaking IP address from behind a VPN.

- Android app that captures and encrypts texts you type, then passes it to the actual app.

- Addon that enables to choose & block top 5 cloud companies based on their IPv4/6 ranges.

- Browser extension to automatically redirect Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to the actual page.

- Privacy filters for shared location links.

- A privacy-minded iFrame placeholder (JS script). Only loads after user consent.

- Easy to manage, privacy oriented home server.

- Secure, end-to-end encrypted, and privacy respecting sync for your contacts, calendars and tasks.

- A browser extension that emulates Content Delivery Networks to improve your online privacy.

- DNS over HTTPS and Tor, DNSCrypt client, firewall and connection tracker for Android.

- A DNS filter proxy to filter unwished hosts based on a host list.

Tracking

uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

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2.17K
26d
GPL-3.0

εxodus Android application

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4m
GPL-3.0

Wonder how much an app is tracking you? Now you can see it from within the Google Play web interface thanks to ExodusPrivacy.

53
3
2y 8m
GPL-3.0

Browser extension that strips Google Analytics (UTM) parameters, and various other click tracking tokens, from URL query strings

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54
7m
MIT

Firefox and Chrome WebExtension that deletes cookies and other browsing site data as soon as the tab closes, domain changes, browser restarts, or a combination of those events.

1.17K
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26d
MIT

- Privacy Badger by Electronic Frontier Foundation blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

- Analyzes privacy concerns in Android applications.

- Keep your online life separated into color-coded tabs that preserve privacy.

- Isolates Facebook activity from the rest of your web activity, to prevent tracking.

- Isolates your Google activity from the rest of your web activity, to prevent tracking.

- An audio firewall to block ultrasound tracking applications.

- A compact, fast ad blocker for Android that works for all apps and does not require root.

- A privacy tool for Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac that blocks behavioral ads and trackers.

- A tool to create Firefox configuration profiles with good defaults.

- A trackerless, privacy-respecting metasearch engine that can be self-hosted.

- A DNS-based Host Blocker (and lightweight ad blocker) for Android.

- Addon that removes tracking elements form address bar URLs using 130 rules.

- Enables website users to share their favorite content without compromising their privacy.

- jQuery plugin for adding social share buttons that don't allow social sites to track users.

- Browser extension that hides your real search-queries by adding noise and obfuscation.

- Printer tracking Dots Extraction, Decoding and Anonymisation toolkit.

- An email tracker, read receipt and spy pixel blocker plugin for macOS Apple Mail.

- Monitor and control trackers and ads.

- A menubar app for Mac to remove link tracking parameters automatically.

Consent

Add a GDPR-friendly Google Analytics opt-in/opt-out button to your site

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4
70d
n/a

- Browser plugin to view / change the consent you have given to websites for data processing.

- Customizable script that allow users to opt-in for cookies on a case-by-case basis.

- Help for compliance to EU data protection & privacy rules.

- A simple and powerful tool to manage user consent on websites.

Analytics

📊 An analytics server that doesn't undermine user's privacy

754
45
3y 6m
MIT

Modern, privacy-friendly, and detailed web analytics that works without cookies or JS.

1.65K
79
47d
Apache-2.0

- A real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal or in a browser.

- A self-hosted privacy-friendly, reliable and easy-to-deploy analytics service.

- Free real-time logfile analyzer to get advanced statistics.

Demo, Source Code) Apache-2.0 Go/Docker

- Privacy focused website analytics made in Crystal - Hosted in the EU.

- Web Analytics made simple and therefore privacy friendly.

Blocklists

🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.

19.06K
1.69K
30d
MIT

Shared lists of problem domains people may want to block with hosts files

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343
5m
CC0-1.0

Automatically updated, moderated and optimized lists for blocking ads, trackers, malware and other garbage

1.73K
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26d
n/a

Fix and remove annoying web elements such as sticky headers, floating boxes, floating videos, dickbars, social share bars and other distracting elements.

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35
27d
CC-BY-SA-4.0

A browser add-on to strip search results from 'blacklisted' URLs on Google

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3
9m
MIT

Automatically maintained malicious host blacklists and false-positive whitelists.

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1
26d
AGPL-3.0

- Community-contributed blocklist of referrer spammers.

- Directory of filter and host lists for advertisements, trackers, malware and annoyances.

- Adblock list that thoroughly blocks trackers, ads, unwanted cookies.

- Sets of rules that automatically remove unwanted content from the internet.

Fediverse

- ActivityPub-federated video streaming platform using P2P directly in your web browser.

- A federated personal profile with social networking functionality.

- A forever evolving, sophisticated microblogging platform.

- The free/libre software social networking platform.

- A link aggregator / Reddit clone for the fediverse.

Social networks

Automate Scrubbing your Facebook Presence

2.71K
193
5m
MIT

A simple web extension that redirects Twitter, YouTube, Instagram & Google Maps requests to privacy friendly alternatives.

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31d
GPL-3.0

Browser extension which removes algorithmic content from Twitter, hides news & trends, lets you control which shared tweets appear on your timeline, and adds other UI improvements

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9
70d
MIT

Forget the past. Social Amnesia makes sure your social media accounts only show your posts from recent history, not from "that phase" 5 years ago.

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35
49d
GPL-3.0

A bot written in Python3 that mirrors YouTube channels to PeerTube channels as videos are released in a YouTube channel.

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12
85d
AGPL-3.0

Auto reply app helping you move away from less private messengers like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

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36
42d
GPL-3.0

- A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).

Source Code) Apache-2.0 Nodejs

- A web browser extension that removes all the metrics from the Facebook interface.

- A web browser extension that removes all the metrics on Twitter.

- A browser extension that replaces your Facebook news feed with a nice quote.

- The social web translator that breaks silo's by converting data between social networks.

- Minimal Theme for the new Twitter UI.

- An open-source commenting platform focused on better conversation.

- An alternative front-end to YouTube without Ads.

- Decentralized Whatsapp-like chat via email, without the tracking and central control.

- Firefox extension that redirects YouTube and Twitter requests to their alternatives.

- A private YouTube client for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

- A libre, alternative, and lightweight Instagram client for Android.

- Firefox addon to fix search, de-clutter home page and make UI less distracting.

- Alternative Reddit front-end focused on privacy.

- Private Reddit front-end written in Rust.

- Privacy-respecting and minimal alternative front end for Medium.com.

- An alternative privacy-friendly YouTube frontend which is efficient by design.

Translation

- An alternative front-end for Google Translate.

- A self-hosted Machine Translation API, no limits, no ties to proprietary services.

- Open source neural machine translation.

Freedom

Repo for counting stars and contributing. Press F to pay respect to glorious developers.

259.7K
21.4K
33d
n/a

- A collection of interesting new networks and tech aiming at decentralization.

- Whistleblower submission system to securily interact with anonymous sources.

- Force Windows 10 to use your preferred web browser instead of Microsoft Edge.

- Redirect all pages to snapshots in Wayback Machine and auto-save pages.

Geolocation

Easy to use OpenStreetMap editor for Android

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26d
GPL-3.0

Open-source realtime location sharing

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35
99d
Apache-2.0

- API to get geolocation coordinates from other sources (Bluetooth, cell or WiFi, GeoIP, etc).

- A map application, based on OpenStreetMap, that respects your privacy.

- A privacy-respecting mobile app that allows you to keep track of your own location.

Voice Assistants

- The Stanford open, privacy-preserving virtual assistent.

- The open and private voice assistant.

Internet of Things

- Home automation that puts local control and privacy first.

- A privacy-first, open-source home assistant.

- Open source RGB lighting control that doesn't depend on manufacturer software.

- A Software Media System that puts you in control of managing and streaming your media.

Gamification

🥋 Framework for continuously improving the IT-Security of your teams through gamification and self-assessment.

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25
6m
Apache-2.0

Health

Loop Habit Tracker, a mobile app for creating and maintaining long-term positive habits

4.44K
705
26d
GPL-3.0

Android screen filter app for night time phone use.

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67
27d
GPL-3.0

VS Code extension that encourages you to take a break.

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4
1y 5m
GPL-3.0

scriptable, curses-based, digital habit tracker

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52
71d
MIT

- Change your online habits, set goals, try interventions, view progress.

- Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings.

- Safe Eyes is a tool for Linux users to reduce and prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI).

- App to strengthen relationship between people with memory loss and people close to them.

- A community for mental health experiences encouraging people to share their stories with loved ones.

- A cross-platform app that reminds you to take breaks when working with your computer.

- A program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

- A sport tracking application that completely respects your privacy.

- Performance software for Cyclists, Runners and Triathletes that reads from many devices.

Mindfulness

Manage periodic breaks. Avoid eye-strain and RSI.

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36
33d
GPL-3.0

Android minimalistic launcher

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67
67d
MIT

Relax and meditate

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3
27d
GPL-3.0

- Helps you stay mindful of your breathing while using your computer.

- Internet blocker for Linux with allowLists/blockLists and timer to be more productive at work.

- A ritual app for ending the work day inspired by Deep Work.

- Mindfulness bell and meditation timer for Android.

- Generate a fake app to replace any addictive app.

- A Chrome extension that makes the internet less addictive.

- A macOS app that lets you block your own access to distracting websites and mail servers.

- A Firefox add-on that makes you wait before wasting time on the internet.

- A simple productivity tool designed to block time-wasting sites at the specified times.

- Audiovisual experience encouraging to do, to focus, to relax while it generates a unique artwork.

Happiness

- HappyDB is a corpus of 100,000+ crowd-sourced happy moments.

Inclusion

Awareness

This repo collects examples of intentional and unintentional hacks of media sources

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1y 6m
n/a

Analyze facebook copy of your data with ruby language. Download zip file from facebook and get info about friends ranking by message, vocabulary, contacts, friends added statistics and more

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64d
n/a

HTTPLeaks - All possible ways, a website can leak HTTP requests

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182
52d
BSD-2-Clause

😈Awful AI is a curated list to track current scary usages of AI - hoping to raise awareness

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6m
n/a

A simple demo of phishing by abusing the browser autofill feature

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5m
MIT

- A media literacy guide for software engineers.

- Bringing Transparency to online tracking - built by Cliqz and Ghostery.

- Addon that visualizes Web requests between 1st and 3rd-party sites in real time.

- Princeton Web Transparency & Accountability project, a privacy measurement framework.

- Browser extension to help ProPublica collect political ads on Facebook.

- Browser extension that tracks which entities are targeting which demographics with ads.

- A program for detecting and mapping surveillance cameras.

- An Android app to detect IMSI-Catchers aka Stingrays (project in Alpha).

- Export data from big companies (e.g. Google, Twitter) into Sqlite for personal analytics.

- Research, browser addons on tracking, profiling, and influence of algorithms.

- An open and intuitive way to scrutinize what’s trending on internet platforms.

- A holiday on April 4th focused on the privacy concerns of today’s Internet.

- resources on why it is important to quit mainstream social media + wonderful alternatives, and much more.

Censorship

GreenTunnel is an anti-censorship utility designed to bypass the DPI system that is put in place by various ISPs to block access to certain websites.

2.43K
171
27d
MIT

- Observation network to detect censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation (first read risks).

- Alternative Wikipedia front-end focused on privacy and anti-censorship.

Unmaintained

Source code for Wi-Fi Privacy Police, available on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=be.uhasselt.privacypolice

144
17
4y 4m
GPL-2.0

- Track yourself on Facebook and analyze your data (server discontinued, code still usable).

- Take a moment to breathe. A Pebble app for breathing, written in C.

- API to get geolocation coordinates from other sources (Bluetooth, cell or WiFi, GeoIP, etc).

Related awesomeness

A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers

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4.93K
28d
n/a

🕶 Awesome list of distributed, decentralized, p2p apps and tools 👍

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52
39d
n/a

A list of peer-to-peer resources.

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180
7m
n/a

growing list of digital tools for activism things

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107
34d
n/a

A curated list of resources for building and promoting more compassionate engineering cultures

458
18
5y 4m
CC0-1.0

A curated list of amazingly awesome articles, websites and resources about diversity in technology.

540
64
77d
CC0-1.0

Curated list of free as in freedom software

752
63
7m
CC0-1.0

Curated list of ad-free alternatives to popular services on the web

260
17
6m
CC0-1.0

A curated list of open technology projects to sustain a stable climate, energy supply, and vital natural resources.

902
84
26d
CC0-1.0

- A huge list of alternatives to Google products. Privacy tips, tricks, and links.

- Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software.

- Privacy-conscious, ethical and safer alternatives to software for developers.