2018 Internet Trends / KPCB

Dating back to 1995, when Mary was still an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley, the annual report compiles and analyzes data from a wide range of sources, providing insights on the state of the Internet Economy.

Access Now

We defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world.
A First Look at Digital Security as of March 2018 (Glossary)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.


Chayn is an open-source project that leverages technology to empower women against violence and oppression so they can live happier and healthier lives.

Digital Defenders / EDRi

The internet is an amazing opportunity for young people to learn, communicate and to explore new worlds. Our booklet will help them enjoy all the benefits of the Internet while protecting their personal information.

Does my site need HTTPS? / Matt Holt

Find out if your site needs HTTPS.

Current Digital Security Resources / Martin Shelton

Digital technology doesn’t die — it just ages really, really fast. Even the richest digital security resources become quickly out-of-date, and while there are a remarkable number of toolkits and guides for learning digital self-defense, relatively few have information you can use right now.

Diceware method / Arnold Reinhold

Diceware is a method for creating passphrases, passwords, and other cryptographic variables using ordinary dice as a hardware random number generator.
• EFF’s Wordlist for Random Passphrases
Arnold Reinhold’s word lists
How to Make a Super-Secure Password Using Dice / EFF
• EFF Dice-Generated Passphrases / EFF
• Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even The NSA Can’t Guess / The Intercept

DuckDuckGo Blog

Raising the standard of trust online.
• Privacy Mythbusting Series: #1#2, #3, #4, #5#6

Edward Snowden

I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. President at @FreedomofPress.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.

European Digital Rights (EDRi)

European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an association of civil and human rights organisations from across Europe. We defend rights and freedoms in the digital environment.

Everyday Encryption / Human Rights Watch

This game is about the everyday choices you make about your security, and the role encryption plays in those choices. Digital security is always about making compromises and tradeoffs—what do you want to protect, and from whom? You can never be 100 percent secure, but encryption can help reduce your digital security risks.

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Freedom of the Press Foundation protects and defends adversarial journalism in the 21st century. We use crowdfunding, digital security, and internet advocacy to support journalists and whistleblowers worldwide.

GDPR explained

What’s the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? What does the new regulation mean for you as an individual? What does it mean for you as a company or organisation?

How HTTPS works / DNSimple

Have you ever wondered why a green lock icon appears on your browser URL bar? And why is it important? We did too, and this comic is for you!

HTTPS Is Easy! / Troy Hunt

No, really, it’s dead simple. This 4-part series takes you through the basics of adding HTTPS for free with Cloudflare.
Troy Hunt’s launch blog post

Information is Beautiful

Distilling the world’s data, information & knowledge into beautiful, interesting & useful infographics, visualizations & diagrams.
Top 500 Most Common Passwords Visualized
World’s Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks

Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global cause-driven organization governed by a diverse Board of Trustees that is dedicated to ensuring that the Internet stays open, transparent and defined by you.

Just Delete Me / Background

A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.
Accompanying browser extension

LastPass Blog / LogMeIn

Updates from LastPass and general security and privacy advice.

Lock Down Your Login / National Cyber Security Alliance

Follow these six simple steps to gain peace of mind and more control over your online security.


Mozilla makes browsers, apps, code and tools that put people before profit. Our mission: Keep the internet open and accessible to all.
IRL Podcast
*privacy not included
Internet Health
The Mozilla Blog
The Mozilla Manifesto

National Cyber Security Centre blog / GCHQ

The NCSC is making the UK one of the safest places in the world to live and do business online.

Net Alert

Net Alert is an effort to translate new research on privacy and security into clear messages that explain how online threats work and what you can do about them.

Our Security Advocates (OURSA)

A Unique Security Conference.


From intrusive online advertising to state-sponsored surveillance, your privacy is being eroded at an alarming rate. PrivacyHaus provides easy options to make your life more private and secure.

Privacy International

Privacy International is committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world.

ProtonMail Blog / Proton Technologies

Updates from the ProtonMail team coupled with useful security and privacy advice.
• Why Banning Secure Email Won’t Stop Terror

ProtonVPN Blog

Updates from the folks building ProtonVPN coupled with simple and effective security and privacy advice.
• 12 mistakes that can get your data hacked – and how to avoid them
• How to block online trackers
• What to do if you are the victim of a data breach
• Is public WiFi safe to use?

Random but Memorable / 1Password

Lighthearted security advice and banter from 1Password and guests.

Review app permissions / Koen Rouwhorst

Improve the security of your accounts in a few minutes, and a few clicks.

RightsCon / Access Now

RightsCon is the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age. / Fredrik Aurdal

Ranking the most secure and private software tools.

Secure Messaging Apps Comparison / Mark Williams

I created this site to enable people to compare many so-called “secure messaging apps”. Likewise, I hope to educate people as to which functionality is required for truly secure messaging.

Secure Messaging? More Like A Secure Mess. / EFF

There is no such thing as a perfect or one-size-fits-all messaging app.

Securing Your Digital Life Like a Normal Person / Martin Shelton

What can I, Normal Person, do to improve my security?

Security in a Box / Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line Defenders

Digital security tools and tactics.

Security Now / TWiT

Steve Gibson, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of Spinrite and ShieldsUP, discusses the hot topics in security today with Leo Laporte.

Security Planner / The Citizen Lab

Improve your online safety with advice from experts.

Smashing Security

Join computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault as they chat about cybercrime, hacking and online privacy.

Speak Up & Stay Safe(r) / Jaclyn Friedman, Anita Sarkeesian, Renee Bracey Sherman

A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment.

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

“I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that.

This week in security / Zack Whittaker

This is a weekly tl;dr cybersecurity newsletter of all the major stuff you missed, but really need to know. It includes news, good people doing good things, “the corner of shame,” your weekly cyber-cat, and more. It’s sent every Sunday.

Troy Hunt

Hi, I’m Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals.

Turkey Blocks

A realtime feed of live data on large-scale blocking, throttling and internet shutdown incidents: Turkey’s digital censorship observatory.

Turn On 2FA / TeleSign

Step-by-step instructions on enabling the free security feature that prevents hackers from accessing your accounts, even if they know your password.

Two Factor Auth (2FA) / Josh Davis

List of websites and whether or not they support 2FA. / Cliqz

Learn about tracking technologies, market structure and data-sharing on the web.

Why Privacy Matters / Miles McCain aims to collect easily understandable reasons why privacy matters in simple language.

World Wide Web Foundation

The Web Foundation is working for a world where everyone has the same rights and opportunities online.
We were founded by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who gave the web to the world for free.
We are an independent, international organisation.


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