Eugene Belinski

The 2018 free privacy tools starter kit

The following is a list of free tools I recommend for protecting your privacy online from advertisers, your ISP, social media companies, and others. For a broader discussion on privacy, check out my 2016 talk at Open Twin Cities.




Operating systems

Web browsing

Browser extensions

File sharing



Where to go from here? has much more detailed lists of privacy tools, both free and non-free. They cover additional categories like VPNs, decentralized social networks, and password managers. In addition, /r/privacytoolsIO/ is a great place to ask questions about privacy tools.