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Wolkenbruch in English

... means cloudburst.

Wolkenbruchs primary language is German, because there are not that much information in German available.

In English you find many resources on the web. See next Chapter "Info Websites".

If you want the fast lane, you can just follow some recommendations you find in the chapter "Simple Tools".

Info Websites

Why we encrypt

Encryption protects our data. It protects our data when it's sitting on our computers and in data centers, and it protects it when it's being transmitted around the Internet. It protects our conversations, whether video, voice, or text. It protects our privacy. It protects our anonymity. And sometimes, it protects our lives. This protection is important for everyone. It's easy to see how encryption protects journalists, human rights defenders, and political activists in authoritarian countries. But encryption protects the rest of us as well. It protects our data from criminals. It protects it from competitors, neighbors, and family members. It protects it from malicious attackers, and it protects it from accidents. [...]

- source: Bruce Schneier, Why we encrypt

The myth of nothing to hide

Maybe you have nothing to hide, but something to protect!

see Digitlacourage, Modern myth: Nothing to hide?


Privacytools offers more complete overview over privacy tools than wolkenbruch does.

I don’t agree on all priorities, especially “Signal” wouldn’t be my first choice, because I have to share all my contacts with them.

Me & my Shadow

Tactical Tech's Me & My Shadow project helps you control your data traces, see how you're being tracked, and learn more about the data industry.

Security Planner

Answer a few simple questions on Security Planner to get personalized online safety recommendations.

Surveillance Self-Defense

Surveillance Self-Defense offers tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communication.

Simple Tools


Searching the Net

Chat / Messenger

In my preferred order:

  1. Wire - Capable of multi-client and multi account handling. Located in Switzerland
  2. Matrix - It's Open Source Software and a decentralized protocol (like e-mail), still under development but usable. The reference client is Riot.
  3. Threema - Located in Switzerland
  4. Signal - Open Source Software - but needs your address book, USA based

You can also consider using good and secure alternative messengers for communication, like Briar (Android only), or XMPP (aka Jabber) based ones.



Mail-Clients with openPGP (GPG) support:

Social Networks

Check out this decentralized and ferderated social networks:

If you use Facebook, use it in your browser private mode or with the Facebook Container from Firefox. With the Tor-Browser you could even use Facebooks Tor-Site.

Not final words

Here I just mentioned practical and easy to use tools.

There are several more tools out there, some more advanced but complicated, others not yet fully developed. Surveillance and threats are constantly evolving. So be vigilant and encrypt your backups! ;)

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