JavaScript Privacy

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Top 23 JavaScript Privacy Projects

  • GitHub repo awesome-selfhosted

    A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers

    Project mention: Advanced Docker Stuff | | 2021-10-22
  • GitHub repo lesspass

    :key: stateless open source password manager

    Project mention: ⟳ 8 apps added, 58 updated at | | 2021-10-22

    LessPass (version 9.3.0): Generate unique passwords for your accounts based on a master password

  • Syncfusion

    Syncfusion - See why our products are consistently getting 4.6 out of 5 stars by your peers.. Syncfusion Essential Studio for JavaScript is a modern UI control library built from the ground up to be lightweight, responsive, modular, and touch-friendly.

  • GitHub repo FreeTube

    An Open Source YouTube app for privacy

    Project mention: "Ok so, I just read through all 173 pages of the unredacted Google antitrust filing and I have to say that either Google is screwed or society is screwed, we'll find out which. Unordered list of fun things I learned:" | | 2021-10-24

    Using on desktop (and linux mobiles) and NewPipe on Android may help with your YouTube issue. No account is needed for both while still providing local subscriptions and they can be configured to only indirectly access the YouTube servers.

  • GitHub repo Tutanota makes encryption easy

    Tutanota is an email service with a strong focus on security and privacy that lets you encrypt emails, contacts and calendar entries on all your devices.

    Project mention: ⟳ 2 apps added, 41 updated at | | 2021-10-23

    Tutanota (version 3.89.5): Encrypted email & calendar service - easy to use, secure by design.

  • GitHub repo user.js

    Firefox privacy, security and anti-fingerprinting: a comprehensive user.js template for configuration and hardening

    Project mention: How do I create a user-override.js for Firefox? | | 2021-10-24

    Create user-override.js file on your firefox profile, than write some changes like this example here. Every time you want to apply those changes, save it and run the updater.bat they provided (should be on the same directory).

  • GitHub repo stylus

    Stylus - Userstyles Manager (by openstyles)

    Project mention: YouTube: Filmmakers Presumed Guilty Until (Maybe) Proven Innocent | | 2021-10-18

    That github page links to the dodgy extension "Stylish".

    The better one is called Stylus. The main difference being "Any and all analytics, telemetry, and data-collection have been removed completely. We'd rather not know what you're up to."

  • GitHub repo Ackee

    Self-hosted, Node.js based analytics tool for those who care about privacy.

    Project mention: What is a good, lightweight, free alternative to Google Analytics? | | 2021-10-24

    I've used Ackee ( for some time now and I love it!

  • Nanos

    Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels.

  • GitHub repo AdNauseam

    AdNauseam: Fight back against advertising surveillance

    Project mention: I've been using pirated IDM for a long time now and I didn't have any problems but today the IDM extension suddenly get disabled by brave. I went to IDM chrome web store page and it showed that "this item has been disabled in chrome" Any way to fix this? There is no problem when I use IDM on edge. | | 2021-10-17

    You may find Adnauseam's guide helpful:

  • GitHub repo ClearURLs-Addon

    ClearURLs is an add-on based on the new WebExtensions technology and will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy.

    Project mention: Un giro di prostituzione minorile: la pista della procura di Torino per spiegare il suicidio di Orlando Merenda | | 2021-07-11
  • GitHub repo StegCloak

    Hide secrets with invisible characters in plain text securely using passwords 🧙🏻‍♂️⭐

    Project mention: r/cryptography | | 2021-05-31


  • GitHub repo user.js

    user.js -- Firefox configuration hardening (by pyllyukko)

    Project mention: LibreWolf vs Firefox with arkenfox user.js, which one is better | | 2021-09-20

    Im currently running Firefox with the arkenfox user.js, but a lot of adjustments are missing which i took from this german site Link and needed to add manually. Is LibreWolf better, which includes gHacks-user.js and pyllyukko’s user.js?

  • GitHub repo privacybadger

    Privacy Badger is a browser extension that automatically learns to block invisible trackers.

    Project mention: Sportsbet / ladbrokers need to fk off | | 2021-10-19
  • GitHub repo userbase

    Create secure and private web apps using only static JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

    Project mention: Ask HN: What is your current side-project? | | 2021-06-01
  • GitHub repo nothing-private

    Do you think you are safe using private browsing or incognito mode?. :smile: :imp: This will prove that you're wrong.

    Project mention: GitHub - gautamkrishnar/nothing-private: Do you think you are safe using private browsing or incognito mode?. This will prove that you're wrong. | | 2021-10-24
  • GitHub repo Librefox

    Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

    Project mention: Why am I getting this error when attempting to access my router through FF but not in chrome? | | 2021-09-15


  • GitHub repo shariff

    👮 Shariff enables website users to share their favorite content without compromising their privacy.

    Project mention: TaskJuggler – A Free and Open Source Project Management Software | | 2021-09-30

    One implementation, pioneered by a German tech magazine:

  • GitHub repo AdguardBrowserExtension

    AdGuard browser extension

    Project mention: ELI5 - How does Instagram know my computer search history? | | 2021-10-19

    For mobile, I'm not familiar with iPhone since I use Android, but I use AdGuard to block ads on mobile. It works in most apps, except for those new embedded videos in the Amazon app.

  • GitHub repo duckduckgo-privacy-extension

    DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser extension for Firefox, Chrome.

    Project mention: ⟳ 2 apps added, 41 updated at | | 2021-10-23

    DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser (version 5.98.1): Privacy, simplified

  • GitHub repo privacy-redirect

    A simple web extension that redirects Twitter, YouTube, Instagram & Google Maps requests to privacy friendly alternatives.

    Project mention: Scribe: An open-source alternative frontend to Medium | | 2021-10-24

    In progress

  • GitHub repo CanvasBlocker

    A Firefox extension to protect from being fingerprinted.

    Project mention: How does Tor browser avoid screen resolution and idle CPU benchmarking fingerprints? | | 2021-08-15

    Not exactly Tor implementation, but you might be interested in Canvas Blocker's implementation of the screen resolution, which I personally prefer. It may make some photos not work though.

  • GitHub repo

    End-to-end encrypted instant web chat

    Project mention: PeerTube v3 released with P2P Live Streaming support! | | 2021-01-07

    I used DarkWire when I did my last stream to solve this issue, for now.

  • GitHub repo AmIUnique

    Learn how identifiable you are on the Internet

    Project mention: Should i change my user agent? | | 2021-10-22
  • GitHub repo AZTEC

    Public repository for the AZTEC V1 protocol. For the latest zkRollup release see here

    Project mention: Tax code section 6050I and “digital assets”: This overlooked surveillance and reporting mandate should be struck from the infrastructure bill | | 2021-09-18

    Here, you have their pdf white paper directly linked on their GitHub page's readme:

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-10-24.


What are some of the best open-source Privacy projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 awesome-selfhosted 66,152
2 lesspass 4,815
3 FreeTube 4,352
4 Tutanota makes encryption easy 4,206
5 user.js 3,976
6 stylus 3,537
7 Ackee 3,041
8 AdNauseam 3,030
9 ClearURLs-Addon 2,890
10 StegCloak 2,317
11 user.js 2,315
12 privacybadger 2,292
13 userbase 2,006
14 nothing-private 1,660
15 Librefox 1,559
16 shariff 1,352
17 AdguardBrowserExtension 1,260
18 duckduckgo-privacy-extension 818
19 privacy-redirect 803
20 CanvasBlocker 722
21 674
22 AmIUnique 597
23 AZTEC 522
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