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View Poll Results: Privacy Solution of the Year
Adblock Plus 65 23.99%
Adguard AdBlocker 2 0.74%
Disconnect 1 0.37%
DoNotTrackMe 2 0.74%
Ghostery 14 5.17%
GnuPG 41 15.13%
HTTPS Everywhere 7 2.58%
KeePassX 21 7.75%
LastPass 16 5.90%
NoScript 42 15.50%
PasswordMaker 1 0.37%
Privoxy 5 1.85%
Tor Browser Bundle 36 13.28%
TrueCrypt 12 4.43%
CipherShed 0 0%
Privacy Badger 2 0.74%
Adblock Edge 1 0.37%
uBlock 2 0.74%
Tails 1 0.37%
Whonix 0 0%
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Privacy Solution of the Year


A new category last year. What is your preferred privacy solution?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-15-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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GnuPG, simple habits and a little thoughtfulness cover most bases very well.
 
Old 12-15-2014, 11:18 PM   #3
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What is your preferred privacy solution?

--jeremy

zbackup http://zbackup.org/

Trivial and "unixy" solution to security on USB pens.
 
Old 12-15-2014, 11:24 PM   #4
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zbackup http://zbackup.org/

Trivial and "unixy" solution to security on USB pens.
Not sure it makes sense to add it to this poll, but I've added it to Backup Application of the Year.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-15-2014, 11:29 PM   #5
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Not sure it makes sense to add it to this poll, but I've added it to Backup Application of the Year.

--jeremy
Ok, fair enough...
 
Old 12-16-2014, 02:50 AM   #6
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Would "Pretty Easy Privacy" qualify to contend here?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/p...y-easy-privacy

Perhaps you might want to have a look...
 
Old 12-16-2014, 03:56 AM   #7
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As I have stated in another thread, Adguard not only blocks ads, but also trackers as Ghostery does, and selecting new elements to be blocked with the mouse is a piece o cake.
 
Old 12-16-2014, 11:52 AM   #8
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Would "Pretty Easy Privacy" qualify to contend here?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/p...y-easy-privacy

Perhaps you might want to have a look...
At this time, the target platforms seem to be Outlook, iOS and Android so it would not be eligible for inclusion in the MCA's.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-16-2014, 12:09 PM   #9
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At this time, the target platforms seem to be Outlook, iOS and Android so it would not be eligible for inclusion in the MCA's.

--jeremy
True. I'm just working in a mixed environment, sorry for the lapse.
 
Old 12-16-2014, 09:52 PM   #10
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Consider making this poll a multiple choice. I use several of these, but I'll vote NoScript because browsing with javascript on is crazy. Die, javascript, die!
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:04 PM   #11
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Actually TrueCrypt's officially dead....


From the ever informative LinuxVoice magazine's review of TrueCrypt descendent "CipherShed"....

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There are other TrueCrypt derivatives besides CipherShed
that you may also like to try.
VeraCrypt contains enhanced security algorithms that,
the developers claim, make it immune to new developments
in brute-force attacks and solves vulnerabilities found in
TrueCrypt. These enhancements, however, mean its storage
format is incompatible with TrueCrypt. Read more on their
website at http://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt.
Realcrypt is essentially TrueCrypt with the branding
changed. Itís available for Fedora users in the RPM Fusion
repository http://rpmfusion.org/Package/realcrypt.
Tcplay is a free BSD-licensed command-line TrueCrypt
implementation based on the Linux kernelís dm-crypt
device mapper (https://github.com/bwalex/tc-play). It is
compatible with TrueCrypt volumes.
 
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:14 AM   #12
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Consider making this poll a multiple choice. I use several of these, but I'll vote NoScript...
Seconded!
 
Old 12-17-2014, 05:43 AM   #13
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Ghostery
 
Old 12-17-2014, 07:23 AM   #14
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GnuPG + Tor + Ghostery.
Anyway my vote is for Ghostery
 
Old 12-17-2014, 12:18 PM   #15
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As others already stated I use several of these together, so voting for just one doesn't really do it justice or make sense. It is such a broad category that it becomes unusable for anything more than trying to learn about new options. Though for that I am glad to see options especially around TrueCrypt replacements. I loved TrueCrypt but since the vulnerabilities were disclosed I have yet to find a viable replacement that I liked. Testing Veracrypt now for that as I recently learned about it. One in the password manager category that KeePass would be part of that I recently learned of is TeamPass. It seems much better than KeePass which I could never get working reliably, but is not as feature extensive if you want to add it to the list.

My recommendation would be to either remove this category or to break it out into 3 different ones - Cryptosoftware, Browser Privacy, and Password Management. It would still be broad, especially in Browser Privacy, but it would better break down to comparable solutions.
 
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