ProtonMail – Secure Email Based in Switzerland

https://protonmail.com/

For those of us who want to ensure that our communications are private from prying eyes, it looks like ProtonMail fits the bill.  Especially if you’re tired of sharing everything you say and read with the data hounds of the big corporations so that they can monetize your information, and target their advertising to you with laser precision.

Downdetector

https://downdetector.com/

Real-time problem & outage monitoring for your online services.

Downdetector’s software selects and displays tweets related to problems.  So it’s useful for issues that would be reported on, or commented about on Twitter.  And that can be useful for issues that might not get caught by traditional monitoring systems.