Alternatives to mainstream media, social media

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Alternatives to mainstream media, social media

Post by learning » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:36 am

One conservative alternative to Twitter is

There are a couple alternatives to Facebook. One that lets you buy and sell guns is
One that is OpenSource so you can even start your own platform if you want is They even pay you when you post good content.

I am sure there are others so post them here so we will all know.

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Re: Alternatives to Google

Post by learning » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 am

Google search alternatives
When it comes to privacy, using Google search is not a good idea. When you use their search engine, Google is recording your IP address, search terms, user agent, and often a unique identifier, which is stored in cookies.

Here are a few Google search alternatives:

Searx – A very privacy-friendly and versatile metasearch engine.
Qwant – A private search engine based in France.
Metager – A private search engine based in Germany.
DuckDuckGo – This is a great privacy-friendly Google alternative that doesn’t utilize tracking or targeted ads. They also have a zero-sharing policy with other features, but they do record search terms.
StartPage – StartPage gives you Google search results, but without the tracking.
Check out the private search engine guide for additional information.

Gmail alternatives
Gmail is one of the worst products you can use if you’re concerned about privacy. Everything you do through Gmail is collected by the parent company – every email, attachment, and image… Using Gmail gives Google an intimate view of your private life and personal contacts.

When you remain logged in to your Gmail account, Google can easily track your activities online as you browse different websites, which may be hosting Google Analytics or Google ads (Adsense).

There are many different privacy email options; here are five great choices:

Mailfence – Based in Belgium – 500 MB free; 20 GB Pro
Tutanota – Based in Germany – 1 GB free; 10 GB Pro – Based in Germany – 2 GB storage
Protonmail – Based in Switzerland – 500 MB free; 5 GB Pro
Runbox – Based on Norway – 30 day free trial; 1 GB – 25 GB (paid plans)

Google Drive alternatives
If you’re looking for a secure cloud storage option, you can check out these Google drive alternatives. They are more secure and better for protecting your privacy and data.

TeamDrive – This is a business-oriented cloud backup and file synchronization option based in Germany.
Tresorit – This is a user-friendly cloud storage option based in Switzerland. They offer client-side encryption, but also utilize Microsoft Windows servers, which is one drawback.
Nextcloud – Nextcloud is an open source, self-hosted file share and communication platform. They are based in Germany. – Based in Canada, offers a secure, encrypted cloud storage solution for businesses and individuals.

Google Calendar alternative
For those wanting a combined solution for both email and calendar functionality, there are some great options from secure email providers. These include:

Kolab Now

Google Docs alternative

OpenOffice is the original Open Source alternative to Microshaft Office that Google and several others have copied to create their own branded product. Why not simply use the original which is also the best?

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