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Self-Defense

Tool Guides

Below are step-by-step tutorials to help you install and use handy privacy and security tools. Surveillance Self-Defense encourages you to think about online privacy and security in a sophisticated way. We want to give you the power to choose tools and habits that work for you. We creating a security plan before moving on to the following install guides. Please note that the law and technology can change quickly, and portions of SSD can become out of date. Check EFF’s Security Education blog posts for the latest news.

How to: Use WhatsApp

How to: Use Tor on Android and iPhone

How to: Use Signal

How to: Encrypt Your iPhone

How to: Encrypt Your Windows, Mac, or Linux Computer

How to: Use KeePassXC

How to: Use Tor for Windows

How to: Delete your Data Securely on Linux

How to: Delete Your Data Securely on Windows

How to: Delete Your Data Securely on macOS

How to: Use Tor for macOS

How to: Enable Two-factor Authentication

How to: Avoid Phishing Attacks

How to: Use Tor for Linux

How to: Understand and Circumvent Network Censorship