Disconnect Privacy Picks

Protect your privacy, support privacy-related non-profits, and stay informed.
Check out our recommendations below!


We’ve used these products, we like them, and we trust the companies and people that make them. And if you buy anything, Disconnect will make a small (and fully transparent!) referral fee.


Improve your online security with Dashlane, the world’s best password manager and digital wallet. Dashlane manages your data locally and securely (using AES-256), helping you stop saving sensitive info on websites. Get it for free today.

Dashlane pays Disconnect: $0.50 per free install and $10 per Dashlane Premium subscriber

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DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy and avoiding the 'filter bubble' of personalized search results. DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by deliberately showing all users the same search results for a given search term.


Silent Circle

True privacy for your mobile communications. Silent Phone with Out-Circle Access puts you in a protective bubble anywhere in the world. Silent Text brings you our "burn" feature and 100MB file transfer. Get in the Circle. You're gonna love it.

Disconnect Discount: 15% with Discount Code - DSCT15

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The OFF Pocket™ is a privacy accessory for mobile phones that blocks all wireless signals. It's secure, ultra light, and works with any phone, any carrier, and anywhere in the world. The OFF Pocket™ was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2013 and is now available for pre-order.

Disconnect Discount: 10%

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WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Aviator is the Web’s most secure and private browser. With WhiteHat Aviator, you get the industry’s best and tightest security and privacy safeguards ­all built-in, all activated, all ready-to-go. It’s also super fast and supports click to play for Flash and Java. Available for Mac OS X and Windows.



We know and trust these non-profits and believe in each of their respective missions. If you donate to them here, some of the payment (you decide!) will go to Disconnect.

Center for Democracy & Technology

CDT is a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, driving policy outcomes that keep the Internet open, innovative, and free.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation works to protect vital freedoms in a digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation worldwide through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.

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Fight for the Future

Fight for the Future organizes hard-hitting campaigns to defend the freedom and openness of the Internet and protect our most basic rights. Alongside Internet users everywhere, we seek to expand the transformative power of the web to do good in the world.

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Mozilla Foundation

The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet. Mozilla promotes the values of an open Internet to the broader world.

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ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.”

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Tor Project is an organization conducting extensive research and building technology solutions, including the Tor Browser Bundle, used by journalists to anonymize their web browsing habits and physical location. The Tor Project is passionate about bringing technology, training, and greater awareness in digital security for journalists around the world.

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Age of Context

Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

In 2006, co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel wrote Naked Conversations, a book that persuaded businesses to embrace what we now call social media. Six years later they have teamed up again to report that social media is but one of five converging forces that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives.

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Dragnet Nation

Julia Angwin

An inside look at who’s watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched.

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No Place to Hide

Glenn Greenwald

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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Nothing to Hide

Daniel J. Solove

The debate between privacy and security has been framed incorrectly as a zero-sum game in which we are forced to choose between one value and the other. Why can't we have both?

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Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Theresa M. Payton and Ted Claypoole

Digital data collection and surveillance gets more pervasive and invasive by the day; but the best ways to protect yourself and your data are all steps you can take yourself. The devices we use to get just-in-time coupons, directions when we’re lost, and maintain connections with loved ones no matter how far away they are, also invade our privacy in ways we might not even be aware of.

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Public Parts

Jeff Jarvis

A visionary and optimistic thinker examines the tension between privacy and publicness that is transforming how we form communities, create identities, do business, and live our lives.

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The Filter Bubble

Eli Pariser

In this engaging and visionary book, MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser lays bare the personalization that is already taking place on every major website, from Facebook to AOL to ABC News. As Pariser reveals, this new trend is nothing short of an invisible revolution in how we consume information, one that will shape how we learn, what we know, and even how our democracy works.

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The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto

Michelle Finneran Dennedy, Jonathan Fox and Thomas Finneran

The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value is the first book of its kind, offering industry-proven solutions that go beyond mere theory and adding lucid perspectives on the challenges and opportunities raised with the emerging “personal” information economy.

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The Right to Privacy

Samuel D Warren and Louis D Brandeis

Includes photos and rare news clippings. Part of the Legal Legends Series by Quid Pro Books. Read it online here.

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Who Owns the Future?

Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and power in our digital networks.

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Other Media

Is Privacy Dead?

Public Radio International

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Cullen Hoback

The End of Privacy

TED Talk Radio Hour