The Localization Lab serves the needs of over 50 projects and counting. You can find a full list of projects on Localization Lab's Transifex page, with information continually updated by the localization community. Here is a sample of some of the diverse projects that are part of the Localization Lab community. Stay tuned for full brief on all of the projects in the lab.
Bitmask is an open source application to provide easy and secure encrypted communication. You can choose among several different service providers or start your own. Currently, Bitmask supports encrypted internet (VPN) and encrypted email. Learn more at bitmask.net
Commotion is a free, open-source communication tool that uses wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks. Commotion provides a way for you to share your Internet connection with the people around you, but it is not a replacement for your Internet connection. Learn more at commotionwireless.net
FreedomBox is a simple private server, wireless internet router, and multi-purpose tool designed to create internet freedom with only free software and inexpensive hardware. FreedomBox is a Debian-based system designed to protect against data-mining, surveillance, and censorship. It empowers users to leave the cloud and take control of their data by hosting services on a private server. Learn more at freedombox.org
Measurement Lab is a global platform for hosting network measurement tests to assess the health of your Internet connection. Each test has a server side component and a client side component. The M-Lab Measure App is a Chrome application allowing the user to run a network performance test, schedule that test to run regularly, and visualizes the results over time. The Measure App also allows users to annotate and export their results locally, enabling people or organizations to conduct their own research on specific connections or locations without needing any specialized database knowledge. Learn more at measurementlab.net
Briar offers peer-to-peer encrypted messaging and forums, storing data securely on your device and not in the cloud. Briar also allows you to connect directly with nearby contacts without Internet access, making messaging possible with low-bandwidth or when Internet access is blocked.
“Journalists in Distress: Securing Your Digital Life” is a digital security guide produced by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. The guide is tailored for journalists working in hostile environments, walking them through preventative best practices to keep them secure.
Checkey is a utility for getting information about the APKs that are installed on your device. Starting with a list of all of the apps that you have installed on your device, it will show you the APK signature with a single touch, and provides links to virustotal.com and androidobservatory.org to easily access the profiles of that APK. It will also let you export the signing certificate and generate ApkSignaturePin pin files for use with the TrustedIntents library.
The NetAidKit is a pocket size, USB powered router that connects everything to everything, designed specifically for non-technical users. The easy to use web interface will allow you to connect the NetAidKit to a wireless or wired network and share that connection with your other devices, such as a phone, laptop or tablet. Learn more at netaidkit.net
In a world of viral videos and facial recognition, ObscuraCam helps you share photos and videos while protecting the privacy of you and those you care about. With ObscuraCam you can blur and disguise faces in your photos and videos. Information that could identify you as the cameraperson is removed from the files for added security. Learn more at guardianproject.info
OONI Probe is a free software, global observation network for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation on the internet.
Orfox is a web browser built from the same source code as Tor Browser (which is built upon Firefox), but with a few minor modifications to the privacy enhancing features to make them compatible with Firefox for Android and the Android operating system. Learn more at guardianproject.info.
Psiphon is a circumvention tool for Android and Windows that utilizes VPN, SSH and HTTP Proxy technology to provide you with uncensored access to Internet content. Your Psiphon client will automatically learn about new access points to maximize your chances of bypassing censorship. Learn more at psiphon3.com
Ripple is a "panic button" that can send it's trigger message to any app that is a "panic responder". Such apps can do things like lock, disguise themselves, delete private data, send an emergency message, and more. It is meant for situations where there is time to react, but where users need to be sure it is not mistakenly set off. Learn more at guardianproject.info.
The secureApp Generator by Benetech will provide a public system for the creation of secure, multi-lingual, and open source data collection apps that will improve information management and reduce the risk of exposure for reporters, researchers, and activists. By lowering the barrier to strong, open source encryption, this app will democratize technology and empower citizens.
Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF's guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices. Learn more at ssd.eff.org.
Tails is a complete operating system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux. Learn more at tails.boum.org.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps users defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Learn more at torproject.org.
Umbrella provides all the advice needed to operate safely in a hostile environment. With step-by-step advice and checklists for every situation from sending a secure email to emergency evacuation - Umbrella provides you with a one-stop-shop for all the latest tools and information on how to operate securely as and when you need it. Learn more at secfirst.org