Python privacy-protection

Open-source Python projects categorized as privacy-protection

Top 10 Python privacy-protection Projects

  • fawkes

    Fawkes, privacy preserving tool against facial recognition systems. More info at

    Project mention: Voice-changer apps designed to mitigate the threat of AI? | | 2023-05-21

    There is a great tool called Fawkes that allows you to modify pictures of your face in a visually undetectable way, enough to thwart AI algorithms and mitigate the risk of your face being used for fraudulent purposes. Well, I'm looking for a tool of the same kind that does the same thing with your voice, in real-time, during calls, using a separate app from the one doing the calls. I know there are plenty of voice-changer apps, but Fawkes was created because simply modifying an image using simple tools is not enough, and the same applies to the vast array of voice-changer apps available. I'm looking for one that is specifically designed to combat AI, as with Fawkes, and doesn't change your voice in any way that a human can detect. I'm not looking for a tool that anonimizes my voice from other people, but from AI. Does such an app exist? Context: The AI Dilemma, Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin, Center for Humane Technology (YT)

  • presidio

    Context aware, pluggable and customizable data protection and de-identification SDK for text and images

    Project mention: Handling PII data in Azure | | 2023-01-05

    Depending on your use case, you may want to check out Presidio as well. It’s a Microsoft product for PII scrubbing. Perfect for ADF and Synapse pipelines.


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  • hosts

    Hostfile blocklist for ads and tracking, updated regularly (by lightswitch05)

    Project mention: Is it okay to use pi-hole if I don’t know what the hell I’m doing? | | 2023-04-15

    This is how you learn. Going forward you'll start noticing some ads and some not, based on the default adlist. I think the default adlist is good enough for starting. But you should also look into developer dan's adlist and ticked firebog adlist.

  • Digital-Forensics-Guide

    Digital Forensics Guide. Learn all about Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile device Forensics, Network Forensics, and Database Forensics.

    Project mention: Digital Forensics Guide | | 2022-10-17
  • Shreddit

    Remove your comment history on Reddit as deleting an account does not do so.

    Project mention: Update 2: Reddit's proposed API changes, and the continued existence of RedReader | | 2023-04-29

    Some may consider this to be anti-social behaviour, especially because of the trick of adding "reddit" to Google searches because of the enshitification of Google. Personally I don't care, it's still my content, so I'm using but note there is a patch needed

  • Social-Amnesia

    Forget the past. Social Amnesia makes sure your social media accounts only show your posts from recent history, not from "that phase" 5 years ago.

    Project mention: Best Simple Security Practices for Protecting Self and Tendies - Final Repost for Visibility! | | 2023-01-19

    - Visit [r / NukeRedditHistory] for a lovely little extension that will replace old comments/posts and then delete them (this is no longer available as a browser extension. Please check for FOSS alternatives). Here are a few replacements that I will try over the next few weeks and update: Shreddit, PowerDeleteSuite, and Social-Amnesia. Not only should you do this currently every now and then, but especially post squeeze! I use this often.

  • picosnitch

    Monitor network traffic per executable using BPF

    Project mention: What kind of applications are missing from the Linux ecosystem? | | 2023-05-02

    I created picosnitch which can do this

  • CodiumAI

    TestGPT | Generating meaningful tests for busy devs. Get non-trivial tests (and trivial, too!) suggested right inside your IDE, so you can code smart, create more value, and stay confident when you push.

  • scrambpy is a region based JPEG Image Scrambler and Descrambler written in Python for End-to-End-Encrypted (E2EE) Image distribution through unaware channels.

  • humbug

    Get usage metrics and crash reports for your API, library, or command line tool.

  • awesome-privacy

    A curated list of awesome Internet Privacy, libraries and software. (by josehbez)

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 2023-05-21.

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What are some of the best open-source privacy-protection projects in Python? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 fawkes 4,927
2 presidio 2,125
3 hosts 1,245
4 Digital-Forensics-Guide 923
5 Shreddit 794
6 Social-Amnesia 778
7 picosnitch 453
8 scrambpy 48
9 humbug 35
10 awesome-privacy 7
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