Bittorrent-gui

Bittorrent-gui

Web site: www.bittorrent.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: p2p Clients
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT, EULA
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python, GTK+
First release: 2001 ?

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Bittorrent-gui – a tool for distributing files. It’s extremely easy to use – downloads are started by clicking on hyperlinks. Whenever more than one person is downloading at once they send pieces of the file(s) to each other, thus relieving the central server’s bandwidth burden. Even with many simultaneous downloads, the upload burden on the central server remains quite small, since each new downloader introduces new upload capacity.

The latest version of the application for Windows, Android and Mac platforms is available under EULA License.
The Linux (older) package is offered via distribution’s repository and is available under MIT License.

SpiderOakONE

SpiderOakONE

Web site: spideroak.com/one/
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: EULA
Interface: GUI, CLI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?

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SpiderOakONE – a cloud backup and sync solution with strong encryption. Protect your most important files from ransomware and data loss. Sync your data across all of your devices. Access all of your historical versions and deleted files with no time limits or restrictions. All traffic to and from the SpiderOak servers are encrypted via TLS/SSL and protected by certificate pinning. Data is encrypted while in transit to, and at rest on, their servers.

Features:
– Access any of your files that have been backed up on your computer(s)
– View your ShareRooms & those shared with you
– Send any file to anyone by creating a share link
– Secure, reliable backup to protect your most important files from data loss and ransomware
– Real-time sync across all of your devices
– Access all of your historical versions and deleted files
– No time limits or restrictions
– Unparalleled privacy.

Paid subscription is required to use the SpiderOak services.

Iridium

Iridium

Web site: iridiumbrowser.de
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: EULA (?)
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, JavaScript
First release: July 15, 2014 ?

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Iridium – a free, open, and libre browser modification of the Chromium code base, with privacy being enhanced in several key areas. Automatic transmission of partial queries, keywords, metrics to central services inhibited and only occurs with consent. In addition, all our builds are reproducible, and modifications are auditable, setting the project ahead of other secure browser providers.

Differences between Iridium and Chromium
Security improvements:
– Increase RSA keysize to 2048 bits for self-signed certificates (used by WebRTC)
– Generate a new WebRTC identity for each connection instead of reusing identities for 30 days
– Generate a new ECDHE keypair for each WebRTC connection instead of reusing them for multiple connections
– Disable using system-provided plugins (i.e. Java, Flash, etc.)

Privacy enhancements:
– Disable “Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors”
– Disable autocomplete through prediction service when typing in Omnibox
– Always send “Do-Not-Track” header
– Network/DNS prediction is disabled by default
– Block third-party cookies by default
– Link auditing is disabled by default
– Fetch plugins list from iridiumbrowser.de where it will be updated regularly
– Site data (cookies, local storage, etc.) is only kept until exit, by default
– Passwords are not stored by default
– Input form autofill is disabled by default
– For IPv6 probes, use a DNS root server instead of Google
– The default search provider is Qwant
– Load “about:blank” on new tabs instead of the currently set search engine and/or promotions.
– Don’t report Safe Browsing overrides.
– Don’t use autofill download service.
– Disable cookies for safebrowsing background requests.
– Disable the battery status API.

Disabled features: background mode; EV certificates, so they are shown just like “normal” certificates; Google cloud printing; Google hot word detection; Google experiments status check; Google translation service; Google promotion fetching; Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) status check; Google Now; automatic update check; profile-import on first run.

Networking changes: Network/DNS prediction is disabled by default; Link auditing is disabled by default.

Other changes:
– Add: DuckDuckGo search provider; Qwant search provider; certificate pinning for iridiumbrowser.de
– Let user confirm downloading translation dictionaries from Google
– Always prompt for download directory
– Don’t ask to send settings to Google by default on profile reset
– Don’t warn about missing API keys (services are not used anyway)
– Iridium will show a warning bar when running possibly unwanted requests (trk prefix)
– Show all extensions (including internals) in chrome://extensions.

Safari

Safari

Web site: www.apple.com/safari/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: iOS, OS X
License: BSD, EULA, LGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Objective-C
First release: January 7, 2003

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Safari – a web browser developed by Apple Inc. based on the WebKit engine and is available for Mac OS X and iOS operating systems.

First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003, on the company’s OS X operating system, it became Apple’s default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther”. The native browser of iOS is also called Safari, but has a different graphical user interface (GUI) and uses a different WebKit version and application programming interface (API).

A version of Safari for the Microsoft Windows operating system was first released on June 11, 2007, and supported Windows XP Service Pack 2, or later, but it has been discontinued. Safari 5.1.7, released on May 9, 2012, is the last version available for Windows.

Apple’s internet browser, and it is only compatible with Mac computers, iPhones and iPads. It isn’t as versatile as browsers like Firefox and Chrome because it isn’t compatible with other operating systems, which is why it didn’t score high enough to be our top pick. Still, it is fast and easy to use, and it syncs your browser settings across all your Apple devices. However, Safari isn’t as customizable as other web browsers.

Some of Safari goals are:
– Native support for Netflix and plays HTML5 video everywhere it’s available
– Can browse for up to two hours longer than other web browsers
– Stop auto-play videos
– Defending your online privacy and security
– Intelligent Tracking Prevention
– Sandboxing provides built-in protection against malicious code and malware by restricting what websites can do
– Using Private Browsing, Safari doesn’t remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your AutoFill information
– Helps protect you against fraudulent Internet sites and those that harbor malware — before you visit them
– Pay easily and securely with Apple Pay
– Surf seamlessly across all your devices

The Safari screenshot source is Wikipedia; author: silverstripe.com; license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Ygoow

Ygoow

Web site: ygoow.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: p2m clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: EULA, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?

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Ygoow – a simple and stable P2M client which automatically and with limited users interference allows the mass creation of e-mail accounts in free and freely available websites, preparation (eg splitting into parts of the maximum size compatible with e-mail account) and placing files in these accounts.

In the process of uploading files to accounts, we are getting hashcode (a form of a string of ASCII characters) containing data of mailboxes on which files were placed, passwords to these accounts, and additional informations such as a CRC32 checksum.

The P2M client encryption mechanism is based on a password, but does not provide users any confidential decrypted data, even after entering the correct password, and only uses it to log in and download files from e-mail accounts. In this way, uploaded files are protected against mental or accidental deletion.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Web site: www.google.com/chrome/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: EULA, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Asembler, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
First release: September 2, 2008

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Google Chrome – a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way. It’s quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications lightning fast. Chrome’s browser window is streamlined, clean and simple.

Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure you have all the latest security fixes, and more. Chrome puts you in control of your private information while helping protect the information you share when you’re online. By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen.

Google releases the majority of Chrome’s source code as the Chromium open-source project; however, Chrome itself is a proprietary software.

It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS operating systems. The Google Chrome browser takes a sandboxing-based approach to Web security. Each open website runs as its own process, which helps prevent malicious code on one page from affecting others (or the computer operating system at large). The browser also supports Web standards such as HTML5 and cascading style sheets (CSS).

Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.