RealPrivacy is maintained by journalist, activist, and author Dan Arel along with contributors via GitHub. This site serves no ads, no cookies, and no traffic tracking software. We have no idea who you are, and we want to keep it that way.
I am not a security or privacy expert, but it has become a passion of mine. This site is designed to help everyday internet users, such as myself, find apps that help make privacy easier. There are lots of amazing apps out there that advanced users swear by but are not user friendly, and for the most part those are skipped here. I test and recommend the ones that I know I can say “download this, it will work” and not something that’s going to take a user 3 weeks to learn.
The site sole purpose is to make it easier for you to find software and tools that make keep your life as private as you want. Big corporations offer you “free” products, but at what price? Sure, you don’t give them a credit card, but you are giving them a lot of personal information they use to turn a profit with. With these tools, we can help you reduce or outright stop that practice.
Some things to know
Every piece of software or solution on this site has been tested by Dan himself. This site will only recommend software and tools we can stand behind. While developers can offer free trials or accounts to us, that won’t help them get listed. If we get a free account, but it doesn’t meet the site’s standards, it won’t be listed.
This main pages of the site operate under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 and you can read that here. The blog is operating under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Read more about that here to learn how you can and cannot use the sites blog posts.