The Pixelminers: Protecting your Privacy since 1918.

We care about your security and your privacy online. Our crack squadron of computer wizards does, too. Even if we've never made your acquaintance, we want to keep you safe while you're cruising along the Internet. Safe from whom, you ask?

The Bad Guys

  • Nosy Advertisers
  • Paranoid Governments
  • Criminals

How We Keep You Safe

We provide software that people can use without knowing *anything* about Internet technology or security, to do things like:

  • Browsing the web anonymously.
  • Text and Video chat with friends and family, without advertising companies using everything you say or type to build a profile about you.
  • Uploading and viewing videos privately.

Every day people use the services we provide to explore the Internet without their government logging every move they make, censoring the sites they see, or (in the case of some especially barbaric governments) arresting and torturing them.

Services We Offer

Click on any of these services to see how to use them. Don't worry, we'll explain everything you need to do in a nontechnical way.

  • Tor (Anonymous Web Browsing)

    You can find more information about our Tor node here at the Tor Project Atlas

  • MediaGoblin (like YouTube/Flickr, but with privacy)
    You can visit our MediaGoblin site by clicking on this link. Have a look around, sign up, and start uploading pictures and videos, without being analyzed, advertised to, or spied on.
  • Jabber/XMPP (instant messaging + chat)
    You can sign up for free on our server at to chat with other Jabber users all over the world.
  • We also maintain a list of tools we recommend.

What We Want From You:

There is a lot of money and power currently being used to stamp out privacy for regular folk (that's those of you who don't have several million $CURRENCY in the bank). We -- the Pixelminers -- have day jobs, and we support this project with our own money and time. You can help us directly by donating to our cause (money goes towards server costs, offering more services, etc.). You can also help us in a less direct way by

  • Spreading the word -- getting your friends and family to use these privacy-enhancing tools is one of the best things you can do.
  • Contribute to the open-source communities that create these tools, whether it's by improving documentation, creating translations, or writing code.
  • Refusing to use bugged software like WhatsApp or Skype; choosing better alternatives (found on our Tools page).

Or just donate. That really helps us.