Privacy Tools You Need To Use Now

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Download these must have privacy tools today!

Protecting your privacy doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, many excellent tools that focus on privacy protection are open source and free to use. So, get a leg up on privacy protection with these need-to-have tools and take back your digital identity.

Mitro for managing passwords

A browser-based extension that comes with an Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) endorsement, Mitro is a must-have password manager. It’s open source and free to download and use. It’s compatible with Chrome, Firefox and Safari and features complete encryption along with the ability to provide temporary access to shared documents too. Visit their FAQ page to learn more about Mitro’s authentication process and other security features.

GPG for encrypted email

Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) is open source email software that is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS. As one of the more popular encrypted email tools out there, GPG works with your current email address, which means you don’t have to establish a new email account or redirect friend, colleagues and family to a new address.

Eraser for deleting files

Unfortunately, dragging unwanted digital files into your PC’s trash doesn’t completely remove them. They can still be recovered and often remnant pieces will still be floating around your computer. In order to permanently remove them you’ll need to use file shredder software, like Eraser. Eraser is open source and easy to use (not to mention free). Eraser works with Windows only.

HTTPS Everywhere

We’ve shared HTTPS Everywhere before and we’re happy to share it again. HTTPS Everywhere can encrypt your communications for a more secure browsing experience to prevent others from seeing what website you’re visiting and/or what you’re doing on the site. Get it for free from EFF and install on Chrome, Firefox or Opera.

We have no commercial relationships with any of the vendors discussed in this blog, and disclaim responsibility for them and their goods and services.

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.