JavaScript Privacy

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as Privacy

Top 23 JavaScript Privacy Projects

  • user.js

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

    Project mention: Should I uninstall chrome and get firefox? | | 2023-05-28
  • FreeTube

    An Open Source YouTube app for privacy

    Project mention: Newpipe for desktop and alternatives | | 2023-05-28
  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • notesnook

    A fully open source & end-to-end encrypted note taking alternative to Evernote.

    Project mention: End to end encrypted, multiplatform note taking application | | 2023-05-28
  • lesspass

    :key: stateless open source password manager

    Project mention: Self hosted password manager / vaults? | | 2023-04-24

    Personally I have used a different approach for a passwords for many years now - since I discovered LessPass. It's maybe a little off topic, but worth mentioning.

  • stylus

    Stylus - Userstyles Manager (by openstyles)

    Project mention: YouTube extension | | 2023-05-15

    looks good to me, its a css file so its already quite limited, and i did a quick check and it doesnt seem to load anything (from just searching for "url"), so it should all be local. stylus is open source, but of course thats no garuntee that its safe . its also a reccomended extension on firefox, which means that they do check it more thouroghly, but idk if thats good enough for you.

  • Ackee

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

    Project mention: Proxying Ackee through Netlify | | 2022-06-28

    Proxying the requests to Ackee through Netlify comes with some advantages:

  • AdNauseam

    AdNauseam: Fight back against advertising surveillance

    Project mention: uBlock Origin/Ad Nauseam and YouTube | | 2023-02-22

    Please use this page to report issues or ask questions about Ad Nauseam. This specific issue has already been addressed:

  • Sonar

    Write Clean JavaScript Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 300 unique rules to find JavaScript bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

  • 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: Link Cleaner: Web app for removing unnecessary parameters and other junk from URLs | | 2023-05-06

    Don't know why you're being down voted for being cautious? I may not personally get it but it's never bad being cautious. If it does help, ClearURLs is open source so anyone can see the code.

  • StegCloak

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

    Project mention: Docker options for stegangraphy? | | 2023-02-11

    Does anybody know of a steganography app that can be containerized in docker similar to stegcloak or PixelKnot? really would like a selfhosted option for these apps.

  • privacybadger

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

    Project mention: Game Thread: May 26 - Toronto Blue Jays (26-25) @ Minnesota Twins (26-24) - 8:10 PM | | 2023-05-26

    If you watch on a laptop, the Privacy Badger browser extension does an excellent job of blocking ads

  • user.js

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

    Project mention: MULLVAD VPN AND THE TOR PROJECT TEAM UP TO RELEASE THE MULLVAD BROWSER. - Blog | Mullvad VPN | | 2023-04-03
  • browser_extension

    A browser extension that redirects popular sites to alternative privacy friendly frontends

    Project mention: Imgur isn't working | | 2023-05-25

    I was having the same issue, If you're on pc there is a privacy browser extension that redirects imgur links to rimgo as a workaround called libredirect (Works with Firefox and Chrome)

  • AdguardBrowserExtension

    AdGuard browser extension

    Project mention: ironic | | 2023-05-02

    AdGuard (paid)

  • userbase

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

    Project mention: Best platform for adding a membership feature to my site? | | 2023-02-14

    I haven't used but a friend of mine has had good experiences

  • analytics

    Lightweight analytics abstraction layer for tracking page views, custom events, & identifying visitors (by DavidWells)

  • nothing-private

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

  • privacy-redirect

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

    Project mention: AI Generated Propaganda | | 2023-05-02

    There is an open-source browser extension called Privacy Redirect which will turn all Twitter links you click into Nitter links [0].

    This also turns Reddit links into Libreddit/Teddit links, YouTube links into Invidious links, etc.

    Basically you get to browse an Internet without intrusive pre-roll ads or outrage algorithms. I think based on your comment that this might be of interest to you.


  • Librefox

    Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

    Project mention: Just got a new windows 10 desktop pc. What are some important apps I should get? | | 2023-01-12

    Firefox &/or LibreFox

  • shariff

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

  • challenge-bypass-extension

    Client for Privacy Pass protocol providing unlinkable cryptographic tokens

    Project mention: Tell HN: Cloudflare verification is breaking the internet | | 2023-04-28

    Use Privacy Pass then if you don't want to use Chrome.

  • duckduckgo-privacy-extension

    DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser extension for Firefox, Chrome.

    Project mention: ⟳ 3 apps added, 54 updated at | | 2023-05-28

    DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser (version 5.158.2): Privacy, simplified

  • webclient

    The web client

    Project mention: Mega browser extensions. | | 2023-01-03
  • CanvasBlocker

    A Firefox extension to protect from being fingerprinted.

    Project mention: question about canvas size | | 2023-05-12



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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 2023-05-28.

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

Project Stars
1 user.js 7,529
2 FreeTube 7,127
3 notesnook 6,066
4 lesspass 5,479
5 stylus 4,559
6 Ackee 3,806
7 AdNauseam 3,615
8 ClearURLs-Addon 3,559
9 StegCloak 2,930
10 privacybadger 2,750
11 user.js 2,563
12 browser_extension 2,344
13 AdguardBrowserExtension 2,248
14 userbase 2,195
15 analytics 2,062
16 nothing-private 2,003
17 privacy-redirect 1,678
18 Librefox 1,666
19 shariff 1,377
20 challenge-bypass-extension 1,167
21 duckduckgo-privacy-extension 1,078
22 webclient 973
23 CanvasBlocker 943
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