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Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service.
ZD Net ^ | 11/07/2019 | Ed Bott

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: duckduckgo; facebook; fascistbook; google; googlealternative; googlechrome; googlefree; internet; junk; markzuckerberg; nogoogle; searches; youtube; zuckerberg
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"Google, like Facebook, has a business model that's built on surveillance. The company's stated mission of "organizing the world's information" also includes capturing as much as possible of your information. That information is the base layer of some undeniably useful services, which in turn fuel the advertising that makes up the overwhelming majority of Google's revenue."
1 posted on 11/15/2019 9:54:32 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

duckduckgo.com

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.


2 posted on 11/15/2019 9:57:24 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

Google’s new Otto has been “Do Evil” for a decade at least.


3 posted on 11/15/2019 9:59:38 AM PST by Sirius Lee (They are openly stating that they intend to murder us. Prep if you want to live.>>>)
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To: brownsfan

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.


4 posted on 11/15/2019 10:00:19 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: carriage_hill

They have a thicker file on each of us than any other agency in the world. That’s all they do - watch us.


5 posted on 11/15/2019 10:01:32 AM PST by BipolarBob (Bipolars have more fun. No we don't.)
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To: brownsfan

I’ve had similar experiences on several topics.


6 posted on 11/15/2019 10:04:34 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill
Link to Carlson's program: TUCKER CARLSON SHOW OF 1/16/19 ON TECH TYRANNY (Copy & paste!) https://www.brighteon.com/5990618090001
7 posted on 11/15/2019 10:08:41 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: carriage_hill

If you have any cash, search on the serial number of any bill with a denomination of 20 or more and you’ll see the pic of when it was withdrawn from a most machine, drive through window, or the teller window.

Well, ok, it doesn’t work but it will one day.


8 posted on 11/15/2019 10:08:50 AM PST by fruser1
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To: carriage_hill

More resources:

https://old.reddit.com/r/degoogle/


9 posted on 11/15/2019 10:09:08 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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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.


10 posted on 11/15/2019 10:10:50 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

Can anyone recommend a free email service? That’s the last sticking point for me. :)


11 posted on 11/15/2019 10:13:12 AM PST by Retrofitted
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To: carriage_hill

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?


12 posted on 11/15/2019 10:22:54 AM PST by Nuke From Orbit
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To: Nuke From Orbit

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.


13 posted on 11/15/2019 10:26:32 AM PST by Blurb2350
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To: Retrofitted

Look into outlook.com


14 posted on 11/15/2019 10:27:07 AM PST by UB355 (Slow Traffic keep right)
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To: carriage_hill

Thank you.


15 posted on 11/15/2019 10:31:04 AM PST by conservative98
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To: Nuke From Orbit

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.


16 posted on 11/15/2019 10:35:38 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Retrofitted

Protonmail


17 posted on 11/15/2019 10:42:29 AM PST by SanchoP (Yippy,the next generation search engine.)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; martin_fierro; Still Thinking; ...

Tech Ping


18 posted on 11/15/2019 10:43:43 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux - The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Retrofitted
Can anyone recommend a free email service?

Proton Mail

19 posted on 11/15/2019 10:45:35 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux - The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Nuke From Orbit
We have told our only (adult) kid that if they ever waive a cellphone (or "smart" watch, etc.) over a payment device, they will be removed from our trust/wills. I think we made our point. It is the only thing we dictate to our kid.

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!

20 posted on 11/15/2019 10:47:15 AM PST by CatOwner
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