JavaScript Privacy

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Top 23 JavaScript Privacy Projects

  • awesome-selfhosted

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

    Project mention: Is there a website that can tell me if a particular app is open source or not? | | 2022-05-22
  • Leon

    🧠 Leon is your open-source personal assistant.

    Project mention: What's the biggest missing piece of the puzzle in the self-hosted universe? | | 2022-03-26

    Because there's surely enough software available, right (i.e., Mycroft, Kalliope, DeepSpeech, leon, Jasper, Vosk or Genie)?

  • 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!

  • user.js

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

    Project mention: Customization for Firefox to improve privacy | | 2022-05-22

    Arkenfox settings and and the extensions it recommends, don't try to flip switches on Firefox without knowing what you are doing, or using random comments saying do "this or that" without any explanation of why, because you can do more harm than good, a this point just use the settings and extension recommend of PG that it will be better than any random config, or use LibreWolf that is a fork of firefox with the settings based on Arkenfox, but it's a fork in the end of the day, so it caveats.

  • FreeTube

    An Open Source YouTube app for privacy

    Project mention: Is there a better alternative than New Pipe? | | 2022-05-18
  • lesspass

    :key: stateless open source password manager

    Project mention: LessPass - Stateless password manager. Remember one master password to access your passwords. No sync needed. | | 2022-05-09
  • stylus

    Stylus - Userstyles Manager (by openstyles)

    Project mention: what happened to compact mode? messages arent inline with names anymore!?! | | 2022-05-20

    apply this style using a userstyles browser extension

  • Ackee

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

    Project mention: Ask HN: Good open source alternatives to Google Analytics? | | 2022-01-11
  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • AdNauseam

    AdNauseam: Fight back against advertising surveillance

    Project mention: ULPT: Do you hate a particular online advertisement? Click on it multiple times and don’t buy anything. | | 2022-05-10

    Correct, the GitHub repo is actually a fork of uBlock

  • 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: Telephone game | | 2022-05-07

    Desktop users, install this extension to avoid these situations

  • StegCloak

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

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


  • privacybadger

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

    Project mention: What is Browser Fingerprint and how can prevented - Onlinesecurityworld | | 2022-05-16

    Btw, Check this out:

  • user.js

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

    Project mention: I guess it isn't the worst thing out there | | 2022-05-15

    Already tried it. Pretty nice but I prefer hardening Firefox on my own (which just means copying and pasting this user.js accordingly and applying some extensions )

  • userbase

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

    Project mention: Ask HN: Communities and sources for building and saving when hosting web app | | 2022-02-21

    Cloudflare Pages is free + their serverless offering is decent free limits

    Firebase - great free tier

  • 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
  • analytics

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

    Project mention: What is a C# API library that allows you to swap out analytic software as needed? | | 2021-08-03

    I hope this is the right place to ask this question because I feel this problem falls somewhere between the front and backend. Quick setup, I am the companies UX/UI Designer but I have knowledge of frontend development. My company is a small start-up of 12 people, mostly backend engineers. My coworkers have given me the task to find a C# API library that allows us to gather analytic data, but we can hot-swap analytic software without having to rewrite any code in between. The best example of what we are looking for is something like but in C#. Thoughts?

  • Librefox

    Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

    Project mention: Each Firefox download has a unique identifier | | 2022-03-17
  • AdguardBrowserExtension

    AdGuard browser extension

    Project mention: Show HN: Privaxy – adblocking / tracker blocking by MITMing HTTPS traffic | | 2022-05-19
  • 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:

  • privacy-redirect

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

    Project mention: Twitter’s head of consumer product fired | | 2022-05-12

    If you want just to browse reddit then you can do that through teddit or libreddit front-end instances. And with extensions like Privacy Redirect [1] you can do it automatically.

    There are also front-ends for twitter and instagram but these seem to be most faulty - sometimes it takes a while to reach a stable instance and extension tends to overwrite manually selected instances.

    [1] -

  • browser

    The browser that fights for your privacy. (by dothq)

    Project mention: Have Google search results been getting worse or is it just me? | | 2021-10-16

    I've been following dot browser on github, doesn't seem to be complete yet. I believe it uses duck duck go.

  • duckduckgo-privacy-extension

    DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser extension for Firefox, Chrome.

    Project mention: Hundreds of websites collect data from webforms before users send it | | 2022-05-12

    LeakInspector also features a user interface where recent sniff and leak attempts are listed, along with the tracker domain, company and tracker category. The user interface module is based on DuckDuckGo’s Privacy Essentials add-on.

  • webclient

    The web client (by meganz)

    Project mention: LPT: Encrypt your offsite backups! | | 2021-10-30

    MEGA's webclient code is somewhere in here but their API is very opaque and unfriendly to third-party implementations, which is the main red flag that stands out to me about their service.

  • embetty

    🐙 Embetty displays remote content like tweets or YouTube videos without compromising your privacy.

    Project mention: Munich district court: embedding Google fonts violates GDPR, compensation 100 € | | 2022-01-30

    maybe just use software to fix the problem instead of spreading FUD. HuGe DaNgEr

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 2022-05-22.

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

Project Stars
1 awesome-selfhosted 88,568
2 Leon 8,713
3 user.js 5,523
4 FreeTube 5,317
5 lesspass 5,085
6 stylus 3,890
7 Ackee 3,353
8 AdNauseam 3,285
9 ClearURLs-Addon 3,113
10 StegCloak 2,520
11 privacybadger 2,472
12 user.js 2,442
13 userbase 2,105
14 nothing-private 1,855
15 analytics 1,629
16 Librefox 1,599
17 AdguardBrowserExtension 1,590
18 shariff 1,357
19 privacy-redirect 1,302
20 browser 1,016
21 duckduckgo-privacy-extension 940
22 webclient 872
23 embetty 825
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