Surveillance Self-Defence ...and Stuff

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Apps recommended by PRISM Break [PRISM], The Guardian Project [GP], Silent Circle [SC], various Playboard Channels [Pb], Fetch [Ftc], and some of my own discoveries [Me]. Note: Get F-Droid from https://f-droid.org/ Many non-Play-Store apps there. Note: Many items are not for Android on PRISM-Break.org - desktop OS's, EMail servers, XMPP servers, SIP servers, etc. Do check out the site.

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  • ownCloud ownCloud

    ownCloud

    ownCloud GmbH

    6173 ratings

    Take back Cloud Sync [PRISM]: A comprehensive could sync service, ownCloud can be installed on a private server, limiting the storage capacity to the alloted disk space on the server. There exist a variety of clients for various platforms. There is...

  • Bluebox OpenSSL Scanner Bluebox OpenSSL Scanner

    Bluebox OpenSSL Scanner

    Bluebox Labs

    2365 ratings

    OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Detector [Pb]: One of the many apps to check for vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL library in Android and Android Apps. It doesn't provide a fix. That's up to the developers of Android and the apps. But, whatever... So much...

  • Authy 2-Factor Authentication Authy 2-Factor Authentication

    Authy 2-Factor Authentication

    Authy

    11207 ratings

    Two-Factor Authentication [Pb]: With so many sites having two-factor authentication for logins, it's prudent to use them. But, you might not like the idea of having a separate app for each account. So, here's an app that can provide the mobile-based...

  • NoRoot Firewall NoRoot Firewall

    NoRoot Firewall

    Grey Shirts

    40465 ratings

    Firewall your Mobile [Pb]: As the name implies, the app provides a firewall for your Android device, without the need for root access. As with any Firewall application, it requires some manual configuration. So, do take your time with it.

  • ROM Installer ROM Installer

    ROM Installer

    JRummy Apps Inc.

    38413 ratings

    Take back your Mobile [PRISM/Me]: PRISM-Break only recommends CyanogenMod, Replicant and Mozilla B2G. I'm not sure what their stance is on other ROM's. In any case, this might be helpful.

  • Firefox Beta — Web Browser Firefox Beta — Web Browser

    Firefox Beta — Web Browser

    Mozilla

    167470 ratings

    Take back Web Browsing [PRISM]: Mozilla's Firefox browser for Android. In addition to supporting the many useful Firefox Addons, it can also run Web Apps from the Firefox Marketplace. [These are presumably the same apps that run on Firefox OS.]

  • DuckDuckGo Search & Stories DuckDuckGo Search & Stories

    DuckDuckGo Search & Stories

    DuckDuckGo

    20565 ratings

    Take back Web Search [PRISM]: A client for a web search engine that Does Not Track and Does Not Bubble you. The app can be open search results within itself, or pass them on to a browser of choice. It also has a newsfeed of popular articles from...

  • Signal Private Messenger Signal Private Messenger

    Signal Private Messenger

    Open Whisper Systems

    95364 ratings

    Take back SMS / Text Messaging [GP]: Encrypts your SMS's in storage using a passphrase. When messaging another TextSecure user, it can send encrypted messages over the internet, with photo / video / audio attachements. Alternatively, it can send...

  • surespot encrypted messenger surespot encrypted messenger

    surespot encrypted messenger

    surespot

    2318 ratings

    Take back Messaging [PRISM]: Encrypted messaging with interesting privacy features - like the ability to delete messages from the receiver's device. It even supports voice-messaging in addition to other file attachments. Also, doesn't use your phone...

  • Keepass2Android Password Safe Keepass2Android Password Safe

    Keepass2Android Password Safe

    Philipp Crocoll (Croco Apps)

    14777 ratings

    Remember your Passwords [Me]: Not much to do with privacy. But, you need to keep your passwords long and distinct. If you have too many, let KeePass 2 remember them for you. You don't even have to type them yourself - it has a soft-keyboard, with...

  • Maps & Navigation — OsmAnd Maps & Navigation — OsmAnd

    Maps & Navigation — OsmAnd

    OsmAnd

    53257 ratings

    Take back Navigation [PRISM]: A map browsing client that uses data from Open Street Maps. There are a few plugins and a paid version also available in the Play Store.

  • Pusteblume - Diaspora App Pusteblume - Diaspora App

    Pusteblume - Diaspora App

    Michael Gangolf

    109 ratings

    Take back Social Networking [PRISM / Me]: Here's a more recent client for the diaspora* network than the website viewer. Look up available diaspora* pods on http://podupti.me/ and sign up on one… or set up your own pod and invite your friends & f...

  • Impeller Impeller

    Impeller

    Element43

    20 ratings

    Take back Social Networking [PRISM / Me]: Client for the pump.io social network. It's more Twitter-like than Google+ -like, if you're into that. You can register on any of the listed pump.io host sites, or host a pump on your own server.

  • Silent Phone - private calls Silent Phone - private calls

    Silent Phone - private calls

    Silent Circle, Inc.

    1042 ratings

    Secure Voice/Video-Calling, from Silent Circle. [SC] Requires Subscription to Silent Circle services.

  • Disconnect Search Disconnect Search

    Disconnect Search

    Disconnect, Inc.

    2493 ratings

    Take back Web Search [SC]: "Narrow VPN" that masks your personal information from search engines. Allows you to search through Google, Yahoo!, Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc.

  • SpiderOakONE SpiderOakONE

    SpiderOakONE

    SpiderOak, Inc.

    2093 ratings

    Take back Cloud Storage [SC]: Android client for the SpiderOak encrypted cloud storage service. This client apparently has cripplingly limited functionality. A variant (possibly more usable) is bundled with the BlackPhone. I prefer carrying around...

  • Smarter WiFi Manager Smarter WiFi Manager

    Smarter WiFi Manager

    Kismet Wireless

    181 ratings

    Automatic Wi-Fi Switching [SC]: This appears to switch the Wi-Fi radio on/off depending on whether the current location is trusted by you. A variant is bundled with the BlackPhone. More general automation apps like Tasker can do the same thing, I...

  • Orbot: Proxy with Tor Orbot: Proxy with Tor

    Orbot: Proxy with Tor

    The Tor Project

    96662 ratings

    Take back the Internet [GP]: Brings Tor, the privatising proxy mesh, to Android.

  • ChatSecure ChatSecure

    ChatSecure

    The Guardian Project

    5241 ratings

    Take back Instant Messaging [GP]: Encrypted & private text chats with users of Google Talk / Hangouts, Facebook Chat / Messenger, Dukgo, and other Jabber-based services.

  • CSipSimple CSipSimple

    CSipSimple

    Regis Montoya

    15746 ratings

    Take back VoIP [GP]: SIP client for Android, providing secure voice calling. It has a setup wizard for OSTN - accounts on OSTel.co

  • K-9 Mail K-9 Mail

    K-9 Mail

    K-9 Dog Walkers

    158708 ratings

    Take back EMail [GP]: Open-Source email Client for Android.

  • APG APG

    APG

    Thialfihar

    3396 ratings

    Take back EMail [GP]: OpenPG / GnuPG / PGP / whatever it is for Android. When coupled with K-9 Mail, you can send and receive encrypted mails.

  • StoryMaker 1 StoryMaker 1

    StoryMaker 1

    The Guardian Project

    1559 ratings

    Take back… Journalism? [GP]: StoryMaker - making journalism easy… or at least helping you learn the related skills.

  • ObscuraCam ObscuraCam

    ObscuraCam

    The Guardian Project

    2035 ratings

    Take back… uh… Censor Bars [GP]: Create pictures or videos with blurred faces, like in those reality shows or the news shows. The app also removes information from the files that can be used to identify your device.

  • PixelKnot: Hidden Messages PixelKnot: Hidden Messages

    PixelKnot: Hidden Messages

    The Guardian Project

    564 ratings

    Bring back Steganography [GP]: Steganography app, that lets you embed password-protected messages in image files, which you can then send to others. To read a message, use the Share option in your image viewer / file manager to pass on the file to...

  • Cryptfs Password Cryptfs Password

    Cryptfs Password

    Nikolay Elenkov

    271 ratings

    Secure your Mobile Storage [Me]: *Root required* [App is listed here only to drive a point.] Android 3.0 and later allow encryption of the device, with a password. Do this If you haven't yet. Choose an easy-to-remember, but long password. Backup...

  • aeGis aeGis

    aeGis

    Adnan Begovic

    260 ratings

    Anti-Theft without Internet [Me]: Anti-theft app, with only SMS-based commands. No website for tracking and stuff - just find another phone. Clean and simple. You do need to do initial setup once, of course.

  • Clueful Privacy Advisor Clueful Privacy Advisor

    Clueful Privacy Advisor

    Bitdefender

    5845 ratings

    Take back Android App Permissions [Me]: "Privacy Consultant" which checks apps for use/abuse of permissions and violation of your privacy. It checks at every app install/update against an online database, or at least gives info from permissions.

  • DriveDroid DriveDroid

    DriveDroid

    Softwarebakery

    5500 ratings

    Take back your PC (or someone else's) [Pb]: *Requires Root* Lets you use your mobile's mass storage to store and boot LiveCD images. You could keep Debian or Fedora with you at all times. [Can't work on my own mobile. But, does on friends']