Want privacy from P2P, Web, IM, Ads, and so on? Check out this list!

by mtecheasy on February 13, 2011

Well this is a list of a variety of different anonymity/privacy application that will help you mask your identity on the internet. Now nothing is an all in one solution, but these links can steer you in the right direction. And with today’s government spending millions to try to stop us fromĀ  downloading copyrighted material on the internet and while the music and movie industry continue making millions regardless of us pirating, so stop wasting tax payers money and help the people!

Tor: Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
Webpage: https://www.torproject.org/

OFFLOAD: OFFLOAD is a decentralized, p2p file storage network. It is the new, anonymous generation of file sharing and file storage like a kind of secure torrent. Download the OFFLOAD client and securely download and store files with OFF-URLs.
Webpage: http://offload.sourceforge.net/

Anomos: Anomos is a pseudonymous, encrypted multi-peer-to-peer file distribution protocol. It is based on the peer/tracker concept of BitTorrent in combination with an onion routing anonymization layer, with the added benefit of end-to-end encryption. By combining these technologies, we have created a platform where by no party outside of the trusted tracker will have any information about who a peer is or what they are downloading.
Webpage: http://anomos.info/wp/

Freenet: Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish “freesites” (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship. Freenet is decentralised to make it less vulnerable to attack, and if used in “darknet” mode, where users only connect to their friends, is very difficult to detect.
Webpage: http://freenetproject.org/

OneSwarm: OneSwarm is a new peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared. Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, data shared with OneSwarm can be made public, it can be shared with friends, shared with some friends but not others, and so forth. We call this friend-to-friend (F2F) data sharing.
Webpage: http://oneswarm.cs.washington.edu/

I2P: I2P is an anonymizing network, offering a simple layer that identity-sensitive applications can use to securely communicate. All data is wrapped with several layers of encryption, and the network is both distributed and dynamic, with no trusted parties. Many applications are available that interface with I2P, including mail, peer-peer, IRC chat, and others.
Webpage: http://www.i2p2.de/

Adblock Plus: Annoyed by adverts? Troubled by tracking? Bothered by banners? Install Adblock Plus now to regain control of the internet and change the way that you view the web. You can also choose from over forty filter subscriptions to automatically configure the add-on for purposes ranging from removing online advertising to blocking all known malware domains.
Webpage: http://adblockplus.org/

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