Security & Privacy Tools

I also have a downloadable checklist in the Downloads page.
 
Security and Privacy are important concerns. Your communications, habits and general day-to-day life need to be shielded from occasionally hostile outside influences and the modern public. When you need to protect your Family or yourself these are the Tools I have found useful. 

The Fabulous Five - The Must Haves

 
Get and use all of these. If you aren't using these, you should be.
 
Texting and Calls - Signal
 
Email (Simple) - ProtonMail OR TutaNota
 
Password Bank - BitWarden
 
 
Browsing the Internet - Firefox with uBlock Origin (Adblocker)
 

The Basics

 
Hardware
 
iPhone's
 
Encrypted Text Messaging and Voice Calls
 
Signal - Preferred
 
 
Encrypted Email - Hosted by Someone Else
 
 
 

Web Browsing

Firefox - I never use anything else.

Search Engines

https://duckduckgo.com/

Habit Building and Tracking

https://habitica.com

Task Assignment and Management

https://trello.com

AdBlockers

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/#installation - Use this one.

https://adnauseam.io/ - Best Adblocker there is, plus it clicks all ads in the background to mess up Google and Facebooks tracking of you by creating a huge volume of fake date. Preferred and Highly Recommended.

http://trackmenot.io/ - Creates fake Web Searches to throw off Google and Facebook. Preferred and Highly Recommended.

https://www.purify-app.com/

https://pi-hole.net/ - Intermediate to Advanced level. Redirects all home DNS queries from all network devices and blackholes all the advertisements. Blocks ads in *everything*, though a little complex to set up.

Password Managers and 2 Factor Authentication (2FA)

https://bitwarden.com/ - Get a Family Account

VPN Services

https://mullvad.net/en/ - The best, by far. Highly Recomended.

https://www.tunnelbear.com/

https://protonvpn.com/ - A little easier to use than MullVad.

Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication

https://bitwarden.com/ - Get a Family Account

Not as Good, but still alright - https://authy.com/, https://www.yubico.com/

Secure Notetaking Apps

https://standardnotes.org/

https://www.protectedtext.com/

https://turtlapp.com/

The Extras - Not As Important but Still Good to Have

Sending Large Files Securely

https://send.tresorit.com/

https://send.firefox.com/

https://filesend.standardnotes.org/

Large Scale Encrypted, Anonymous Group Chat

https://about.riot.im/

https://briarproject.org

https://mattermost.com/download/ - Not Anonymous

Encrypted Email - Hosted by You

https://lavabit.com/

https://mailinabox.email

https://yunohost.org

VPN - Hosted by You

https://github.com/StreisandEffect/streisand

Tracking Family Members Phones and Locations for Safety

https://www.life360.com/

https://famisafe.wondershare.com/

GPS Tracking Lost or Stolen Devices

https://preyproject.com/download/

https://www.lookout.com/products/personal

Security Focused Cloud Storage Services

https://mega.nz/

https://spideroak.com/one/

Full Disk Encryption Software

https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm

Checking if your Service has been Hacked

https://monitor.firefox.com/

https://haveibeenpwned.com/