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Projects actively supported by Localization Lab

Logo Project Organization Summary Project Site Project Type Project Status
Apple Censorship Logo
Apple Censorship GreatFire Apple Censorship website lets users search and view which apps are available in different AppStores around the world. Censorship Active
Bitmask Logo
Bitmask LEAP Bitmask is an open source application to provide easy and secure encrypted communication. You can choose among several different service providers or start your own. Currently, Bitmask supports encrypted internet (VPN) and encrypted email. Circumvention, VPN, Email Encryption Active
Briar Project Logo
Briar Briar Project Briar offers peer-to-peer encrypted messaging and forums, storing data securely on your device and not in the cloud. Briar also allows you to connect directly with nearby contacts without Internet access, making messaging possible with low-bandwidth or when Internet access is blocked. Secure Messaging Active
Bypass Censorship Website Logo
Bypass Censorship Website The Bypass Censorship website aims to connect individuals worldwide with effective tools to circumvent censorship. Circumvention Active
CGIProxy Logo
CGIProxy Berkeley Institute for Free Speech Online CGIProxy is a client-less circumvention tool that allows individuals to access blocked content on their web browser by proxying it through a server running CGIProxy outside of the region of the censoring filter. Circumvention Pending! (CENO)
CENO eQualitie CENO (short for!) is a mobile Web browser using a novel approach to circumvent Internet censorship infrastructure, allowing users living in a censored zone to share retrieved content with each other, peer to peer. Circumvention Active
Commotion Logo
Commotion Formerly hosted by the Open Technology Institute "Commotion is an open-source communication tool that uses wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks." Mesh Networking Active
Courier Logo
Courier Guardian Project Courier is a mobile news reader with enhanced security features, offline reading and device-to-device sharing capability. We’ve designed it to be fast and light on slow networks and secured from device and network monitoring. Secure RSS Feeds Active
Cupcake Logo
Cupcake Cupcake "Cupcake empowers you to assist censored internet users all over the world by turning your web browser into a pathway to the Tor network." Cupcake Chome Extension Active
Deflect Logo
Deflect "Deflect is a robust and innovative website protection service designed to withstand distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks." Website Security and Hosting Active
Enigmail Logo
Enigmail The Enigmail Project Enigmail is a Mozilla Thunderbird add-on that allows you to use OpenPGP to encrypt and digitally sign your emails and to decrypt and verify messages you receive. Email Encryption Active
F-Droid Logo
F-Droid F-Droid Limited F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device. App Store Active
FreedomBox Logo
FreedomBox FreedomBox Foundation FreedomBox is a simple private server, wireless internet router, and multi-purpose tool designed to create internet freedom with only free software and inexpensive hardware. FreedomBox is a Debian-based system designed to protect against data-mining, surveillance, and censorship. Personal Server Active
FreeBooks Logo
FreeBooks GreatFire Note: FreeBrowser is a closed source project.
FreeBooks is a free Android app that provides access to censored books, primarily in Mainland China and Iran.
Circumvention Active
FreeBrowser Logo
FreeBrowser GreatFire Note: FreeBrowser is a closed source project.
FreeBrowser is a free Android app that provides access to an uncensored internet. Circumvention Active
Freenet Logo
Freenet The Freenet Project Inc. 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. Active
Globaleaks Logo
Globaleaks Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights GlobaLeaks is an open source project aimed at creating a worldwide, anonymous, censorship-resistant, distributed whistleblowing platform. Active
I2P Logo
I2P (Invisible Internet Project) "I2P is an anonymous network built on top of the internet. It allows netizens to create and access content and build online communities on a network that is both distributed and dynamic. It is intended to protect communication and resist monitoring by third parties such as ISPs." Active
Journalists in Distress Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Journalists in Distress is a a digital security guide targeting journalists working in hostile environments. Active
KeePassXC Logo
KeePassXC KeePassXC is a modern, secure, and open-source password manager for storing and managing most sensitive information. Active "The server is a public service for the distribution and discovery of OpenPGP-compatible keys, commonly referred to as a 'keyserver'." Active
Lantern Logo
Lantern Brave New Software Lantern is an Internet proxy tool that lets you access blocked sites. Active
Mailpile App Logo
Mailpile Mailpile Active
Mailvelope Logo
Mailvelope Mailvelope Mailvelope is an easy-to-use browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that enables the exchange of encrypted emails following the OpenPGP encryption standard. Email Encryption Active
MassBrowser Logo
MassBrowser The Secure, Private Internet Research Group (SPIN) "MassBrowser is a state-of-the-art system designed to circumvent Internet censorship. MassBrowser is open-source and free-to-use. It has been designed and developed by the Secure, Private Internet (SPIN) Research Group at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. MassBrowser operates with the help of normal Internet users with open access to the Internet who volunteer to help censored Internet users." Pending
NoScript Logo
NoScript NoScript is a Firefox extension that provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers. It is a free, open source add-on that allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice. Active
ObscuraCam Logo
ObscuraCam Guardian Project "In a world of viral videos and facial recognition, ObscuraCam helps you share photos and videos while protecting the privacy of you and those you care about. With ObscuraCam you can blur and disguise faces in your photos and videos. Information that could identify you as the cameraperson is removed from the files for added security." Photo, Video Active
Onion Browser Logo
Onion Browser "Onion Browser is a free and open-source web browser for iPhone and iPad that encrypts and tunnels web traffic through the Tor network, with extra features to help you browse the internet privately." Circumvention, Anonymous and Secure Browsing Active
OnionShare Logo
OnionShare OnionShare is an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size. Anonymous and Secure Filesharing Active
OONIprobe Logo
OONI Probe Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) OONI Probe is an open source tool for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation on the Internet. Active
OpenKeychain Logo
OpenKeychain OpenKeychain is an app for Android that helps you communicate more privately and securely. It is based on the well established OpenPGP standard making encryption compatible across your devices and operating systems. Key Management, Encryption Active
Orbot Logo
Orbot Guardian Project "Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. 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. Orbot creates a truly private mobile internet connection." Circumvention Active
Pixelknot Logo
Pixelknot Guardian Project Pixelknot is an Android application that allows users to hide short text-based messages in photographs and share them across trusted channels. Active
Psiphon Logo
Psiphon Psiphon Psiphon is an open-source Internet censorship circumvention tool that uses a combination of secure communication and obfuscation technologies (VPN, SSH, and HTTP Proxy). Circumvention, VPN Active
Ripple Logo
Ripple Guardian Project Ripple is a "panic button" that can send it's trigger message to any app that is a "panic responder". Such apps can do things like lock, disguise themselves, delete private data, send an emergency message, and more. It is meant for situations where there is time to react, but where users need to be sure it is not mistakenly set off. Active
Qubes OS Logo
Qubes OS Qubes OS Qubes OS is a "relatively secure operating system" that secures your digital life by compartmentalizing your data and online activities. Active
SecureDrop Logo
SecureDrop Freedom of the Press Foundation SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. Active
SAFETAG Internews "Security Auditing Framework and Evaluation Template for Advocacy Groups

SAFETAG is a professional audit framework that adapts traditional penetration testing and risk assessment methodologies to be relevant to smaller non-profit organizations based or operating in the developing world." Active
SAVE by OpenArchive Logo
Save by OpenArchive [ OpenArchive] "Save is a mobile app designed to help users preserve, protect, and amplify audio/visual media. It is a project of OpenArchive and is free, open-source, and currently available for Android (iOS coming soon!). Functionalities include privacy, mobile archiving, preservation, circumvention, adding metadata and Creative Commons licensing to audio/visual mobile media and sending it to the Internet Archive and other archives over the privacy-focused Tor network." Active
Signal Logo
Signal Signal Foundation (previously Open Whisper Systems) Signal is an open source secure messaging application that uses end-to-end encryption on everything. Very little to no metadata is accessible to the developers, making it an excellent tool to communicate when in fear of government surveillance. Signal is very a feature rish and user friendly messenger, making it suitable for every day use by any user as their main messenger app. Signal is available for iOS, Android and desktop computers and allows users to send one-to-one messages, group messages, self destructing messages, voice messages but also make (group) voice and video calls and share files, photo's and video. Recently Signal is experimenting with letting users make payments to each other using cryptocurrency, turning this messenger app into a multi-purpose app. Secure Messaging, secure crypto-payments Active
Tella Logo
Tella Horizontal Tella is a documentation app for Android. In challenging environments--with limited or no internet connectivity or in the face of repression--Tella makes it easier and safer to document events, whether that’s violence, human rights violations, corruption, or electoral fraud. Active
PhishDetect Logo
PhishDetect PhishDetect is a tool to help at-risk users to identify potential phishing attacks. It allows to distribute up-to-date blocklists, to easily detect and report suspicious emails and links, and to scan unknown pages. Active
Tails Logo
Tails Tails Tails is a complete operating system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux. Active
Tor Logo
Tor Tor Project "Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location." Active
Umbrella App Logo
Umbrella App Security First Umbrella is a one-stop-shop for all the latest tools and information needed to operate safely in a hostile environment. Active
VeraCrypt Logo
VeraCrypt IDRIX Full disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux Full-Disk Encryption Active

Other projects supported by Localization Lab

Logo Project Organization Summary Project Site Project Type Project Status
Calyx Institute Logo
CalyxOS Calyx Institute Active
Check Logo
Check Meedan
Check on Transifex
Delta Chat Logo
Delta Chat Delta Chat is like Telegram or Whatsapp but without the tracking or central control. Delta Chat does not need your phone number. Delta Chat website
Delta Chat on Transifex
Haven Logo
Haven Guardian Project
Haven on Transifex
OpenCircle Guardian Project
OpenCircle on Transifex
Outline Jigsaw Active
ProofMode Logo
ProofMode Guardian Project
ProofMode on Transifex
Zom Guardian Project Zom on Transifex Active

Inactive projects formerly supported by Localization Lab

Logo Project Organization Summary Project Site Project Type Project Status
CameraV Logo
CameraV Guardian Project "CameraV is the easiest way to capture and share verifiable photos and video proof on a smartphone or tablet, all the while keeping it entirely secure and private." Inactive - See ProofMode
Firetweet Logo
Firetweet Brave New Software "FireTweet is an Android app powered by Lantern that gives direct unblocked access to Twitter from anywhere in the world." Inactive
Gnu Privacy Guard Logo
Gnu Privacy Guard Guardian Project Gnu Privacy Guard (GnuPG) for Android brings the widespread standard in OpenPGP encryption to Android. GnuPG provides solid encryption for keeping emails and files private, and for verifying that emails and files are who you think they are. Inactive - See OpenKeychain
Martus Logo
Martus Benetech Martus is an open source software application that allows users anywhere in the world to securely gather and organize information about human rights violations. Inactive
NetAidKit Logo
NetAidKit Free Press Unlimited The NetAidKit is a pocket size, USB powered router that connects everything to everything, designed specifically for non-technical users. The easy to use web interface will allow you to connect the NetAidKit to a wireless or wired network and share that connection with your other devices, such as a phone, laptop or tablet. Inactive
Orfox Logo
Orfox Guardian Project "Orfox is built from the same source code as Tor Browser (which is built upon Firefox), but with a few minor modifications to the privacy enhancing features to make them compatible with Firefox for Android and the Android operating system" Inactive - See Tor
Orweb Logo
Orweb Guardian Project Inactive - See Tor
Peerio Logo
Peerio Peerio Peerio is a cloud-based encrypted communications suite, available for Android, Apple iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, and as a Google Chrome extension. Secure Messaging, Encryption Inactive Peerio Service Closure FAQ
secureApp Generator Logo
secureApp Generator Benetech The secureApp Generator by Benetech will provide a public system for the creation of secure, multi-lingual, and open source data collection apps that will improve information management and reduce the risk of exposure for reporters, researchers, and activists. By lowering the barrier to strong, open source encryption, this app will democratize technology and empower citizens. Inactive
Storymaker Logo
Storymaker Small World News StoryMaker is an Android app that enables aspiring journalists all over the world to safely produce and publish professional-grade news with their phone. Inactive