Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation started when an individual businessman named Steve Jackson was raided by the United States Secret Service and his business nearly left to ruins. Since 1990, the EFF has been a leading organization in defending digital civil rights. Today, EFF is responsible for fighting battles to ensure our digital rights are protected.
The EFF is “the leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.” EFF is a donor-funded US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID #04-3091431).
Fight for the Future
Fight For the Future is another non-profit organization that was founded in 2011. In 2012, they organized the largest online protest in human history, empowering people and garnering support to fight against web censorship-focused bills such as SOPA and PIPA.
Privacy International is a privacy-advocate charity based in London (charity registration number 1147471). PI excels in research and litigation for the digital protection of the people. PI is also known to expose data exploitation, especially in the corporate world.
The Tor Project is run by a group of volunteers to provide a free, open-source software for everyone to browse the web in a secure manner. It is a free software and an open network that protects you from surveilence. In fact, even the U.S. Navy uses Tor to browse the web to gather intelligence. The Tor network is made up of various “nodes” for your connection to “tunnel” through, so tracking your connection is made incredibly difficult.
Since being founded in 2003, Free Press became the leading press for the new-age media. The FP aims to challenge the corporations, lobbying the government and to empower individuals to fight for their rights.