Skip to comments.Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service.
Posted on 11/15/2019 9:54:32 AM PST by carriage_hill
As privacy concerns grow, companies like Google and Facebook that rely on data collection and advertising for revenue are increasingly in the spotlight. But is it really possible to give up Google's vast range of services? Here are my recommended alternatives.
Over the past two years, I've been switching between a succession of iPhones and a series of Android devices, using each for an extended amount of time. Spending months with each mobile platform has been a tremendously useful exercise, helping me understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two dominant smartphone options.
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I was having a conversation with my son about climate change. I was looking for a specific scientist who had flipped from an alarmist to a realist. I put:
“climate change hoax”
Into google and duckduckgo. The difference in result was sobering. Google suppressed all but 1 result that challenged the orthodoxy. duckduckgo gave me what I was looking for.
Googles new Otto has been Do Evil for a decade at least.
I hear google is going to get into banking now as well. Uh, NOT a chance in hell. Even though I try to avoid it, it seems to be somehow linked to just about everything. Talk about intrusive. The FBI got nothing on google.
They have a thicker file on each of us than any other agency in the world. That’s all they do - watch us.
I’ve had similar experiences on several topics.
If you have any cash, search on the serial number of any bill with a denomination of 20 or more and youll see the pic of when it was withdrawn from a most machine, drive through window, or the teller window.
Well, ok, it doesnt work but it will one day.
I pity the people who use smartphones, hooked-up to Alexa or one of Google’s voice command bots, hooked-up their Nest thermostats, security systems, cars, bank accounts etc etc etc. They are compromised beyond belief.
I have none of that.
Can anyone recommend a free email service? That’s the last sticking point for me. :)
I was at a burger joint here locally and the line was pretty deep getting in to order and I noticed not just one but all 15 people in front of me used their phones to pay for their meal. I did not and was looked at funny by the cashier but I didn’t care. As IT guy I know that the data these people are transmitting is not as secure as everyone would like to think. That compounded with the cloud and hoping the company that one does business with has your data locked down make the cell phone as very risky endeavor. But its easy and convenient and it looks so cool.... right?
When I see other customers using phones etc. to pay for their purchase — even a single cup of coffee or a pack of gum —I like to ask the cashier if they accept cash.
Look into outlook.com
It does “look cool:, but it’s risky business. I pay with cash. I have an old Samsung Rugby flip-phone, that only makes/takes calls; everything else is disabled.
My industrial/commercial-grade 2009 HP desktop at home, is all I need. I want to unplug when I leave home.
It's bad enough that the younger generations see no problem in paying for everything, no matter how small, with their debit cards (another dicey action) or smartphones. They actually think the latter makes them look cool and hip. Dumbasses!
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