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What we translate and why

There are many brilliant open-source products for privacy and data protection. However, most of them have no Russian version, making it difficult for Russian-speakers to benefit from them.

We, iFreedomLab, see our mission in making such type of software products understandable for Russian and in supporting Russian translation.

If you want to discuss the translation of your software and manuals, do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected].

Our service is free for open-source products.

Mailvelope: a free email and file encryption service

One of the best email encryption add-on browser services.

Based on the OpenPGP standard, it works in FireFox, Edge, and Chromium-based browsers (including Chrome, of course). It integrates into the web interface of popular mailers like Gmail and Mail.ru; and works with any operating system. Some time ago, Mailvelope expanded its functionality, adding an option to encrypt users files directly on computers.

Mailvelope website

Psiphon: reliable and fast VPN

A VPN service that protects the privacy of Internet surfing.

It works with thousands of servers ensured high speed and seamless connection with absolute privacy. It also secures the connection to public networks (public Wi-Fi) and data transferred over such networks.

It works on Windows PC, Android and iOS on mobiles.

It is an open-source service.

Psiphon website.

Tails: a portable operating system

The operating system that runs from a flash drive.

It allows leaving no information about the user’s activity either on the Internet or on the workstation (computer or laptop).

Tails supports basic functionality: working with documents (via Libre Office), e-mails (via Thunderbird client), file exchanging (OnionShare, via TOR), and several other useful add-ons like KeePassXC for storing passwords. Tails saves nothing to the hard disk and leave no trace after restarting. Tails uses the TOR browser for Internet connection allowing the user to stay completely anonymous. Also, when working with Tails, online trackers and advertisements are completely blocked.

We’ve translated the service website in partnership with eQualitie. Now we are working on a complete translation into Russian.

Tails website

Torproject: anonymous browser

Tor is a net based on «onion routing». Traffic inside it passes through three different servers minimum before reaching its destination. Each of these steps adds a new layer of encryption. That’s why it is named «onion routing.» Tor redirects traffic through a distributed network of servers worldwide. Service is supported by volunteers.

For information we translated the Tor support site: now all the basic questions about using TOR are available in Russian.

The translation is done in 2020.

Please take in attention: on December 7, 2021 The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media of Russian Federation listed the address of this service into the «UNITED REGISTER of the domain names, website references and network addresses that allow identifying websites containing information circulation of which is forbidden in the Russian Federation».