Trace my shadow is a tool that allows you to get a glimpse into the digital traces you're leaving - how many, what kinds, and from what devices. 

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Common Sense Media


"Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives."



"Long before we knew that it would be called Signal, we knew what we wanted it to be. Instead of teaching the rest of the world cryptography, we wanted to see if we could develop cryptography that worked for the rest of the world. At the time, the industry consensus was largely that encryption and cryptography would remain unusable, but we started Signal with the idea that private communication could be simple."

Brave Browser


A browser with your interests at heart.

Browse faster by blocking ads and trackers that violate your privacy and cost you time and money.

If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy


As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives?

Trolls, Catfish, Cyberbullies—Oh My! How to Help Students Stay ‘Internet Kind’


"I wasn’t at all surprised. When I ask my fifth graders what they know about Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and SnapChat, I’m often met with stories about the dangers of cyberbullying or unavoidability of Internet trolls trying to tear down a harmless video they posted on Youtube."

The Privacy Paradox


"Feel like you've got no control over your data?
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"ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account."

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