Choose file sharing services

  • Onionshare allows for sending big files via Tor. When sharing a file, the program creates a Tor Hidden Service — a temporary, anonymous website — hosted on your computer. Give the intended recipient of the file the .onion address for that site, and they can securely and anonymously download it through their Tor Browser. Avaialable for Linux. macOS, and Windows. An Onionshare for iOS and Onionshare for Android are in development. The Onionshare for Android can already be found on the Google Play Store OnionShare

  • Sparkleshare was made to cover certain use cases. Designers at the GNOME Usability Hackfest in London came to the conclusion that they didn’t have a good (Open Source) collaboration tool to share their work. It is not suited for full computer backups and large binary files that change often, like video editing projects.


  • Google Drive and Dropbox are probably not really private. The problem with their privacy policies and terms of service is not that they are malicious - they’re there to help provide the service, but that they could be misused easily. There is no language that compels either to act in a user’s interest. Alternatives that do use such language exist.

  • A yearly study by Comparitech looks at the number of content removal requests by platform, which countries have the highest rates of content removal per 100,000 internet users, and how things change on a year-by-year basis. The question Comparitech focuses on is “Which government censors the tech giants the most?”