Silicon Valley has a monopoly on the web. But everyone of us can make a difference by choosing privacy-friendly alternatives. Here are some ideas:
✅ Tutanota email & calendar
✅ Firefox browser
✅ DuckDuckGo search
What are your favorites on the web?
@Tutanota I don't like Firefox because of what Mozilla has done to them (https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/mozilla.html), so I'm using Iridium Browser (it only requires disabling Google SafeBrowsing before connecting to the network for zero spyware: https://spyware.neocities.org/guides/iridium.html), DuckDuckGo is probably fine, but I use Random Searx (https://searx.neocities.org), and Pleroma (https://pleroma.social) can be a good replacement for Mastodon, it depends
@bazurk @blacklight447 @BlackWinnerYoshi @Tutanota Why not try GNOME Web, then? It seems to be getting better and better. More importantly, it isn't based on Chromium. While I can understand why some people may not want to use Firefox, I don't think using Chromium and it's derivatives are an ideal solution. While Mozilla may have its flaws, I doubt Google fares any better.
@BlackWinnerYoshi @blacklight447 @bazurk @Tutanota There is a project called 'ungoogled-chromium'. Even Brave is a good option if you are going that way. However, I strongly recommend going with a non-Chromium browser. Otherwise, we are still supporting Google's ecosystem and monopoly. Please check out GNOME Web if you aren't interested in Firefox.
@BlackWinnerYoshi just the link for the "Mozilla Devil". It's that yours?
@PRosso actually, no, it's from someone else. I think it is a good source to cite when saying that Mozilla is bad.
@BlackWinnerYoshi Well, I profoundly disagree with it. Sure, Mozilla is not without contradictions, but that link is just a load of BS. That guy have a lot of petty peeves.
@BlackWinnerYoshi Just look at it's page for "Freetardism": https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/freetardism.html
Whoever wrote this is probably one of those ancaps.
@PRosso actually, this helped me escape from freetardism. Without it, I would probably be too obsessed with libre software. And I don't think that the person who wrote this is a freetard themselves...
@BlackWinnerYoshi the person who wrote don't even understand what is Free Software, and make the worst arguments they can think of. It's lowly, just to offend, and they are mostly wrong.
@kujaw @Tutanota well, the best independent browser I know is Pale Moon, but it requires quite a lot of configuration (https://spyware.neocities.org/guides/palemoon.html, note: don't disable updates, make Pale Moon auto-update and warn if this will disable add-ons instead) — other (semi-)independent browsers only have basic ad-blockers and no extensions. Even Pale Moon isn't perfect (https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/browsers.html#palemoon).
@Tutanota All of the above.
@Tutanota Gigablast and Pale Moon are more deserving alternatives given recent headlines.
@Tutanota Mines are:
* Tuta as email provider, even though I consider switching to Posteo due to imap/smtp support.
* Fediverse in general, be it Pleroma, PeerTube or any other platform. They're all awesomely made!
* SearX which surely does deserve attention. It's FOSS and provides me with almost best search results out there.
* LibreWolf = debloated Firefox
* Sourcehut. It's a minimalist yet feature rich GitHub alternative and I love it a lot.
@Tutanota Brave browser with startpage search 🤷🏻♂️✅
No please not Firefox, the insecure and untrusted browser. I recommend reading https://madaidans-insecurities.github.io/firefox-chromium.html
@Tutanota Please don't recommend Firefox. Despite the constant stream of reminders from Mozilla, the browser is NOT privacy by default.
They are supported by Google, which means Google is the default search engine.
Telemetry is collected in Fenix by FOUR tracking companies (enabled by default).
Security is a joke.
The Firefox browser has, in the past, installed various timed telemetry tasks to Windows machines, without asking for consent.
@Tutanota Furthermore, the tracking protection is disabled by default.
The Mozilla web services use Google Analytics, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Optimizely.
@Tutanota The analytics providers used to be AdMob, Adjust, Firebase, and Leanplum.
All closed-source solutions.
Now they've removed AdMob, yay?
@Tutanota I'm also averse to the incessant reminders that Mozilla *really cares about LGBT!!!*
They are known to put this propaganda onto their new tab page. I personally find it disgusting. I have nothing against the LGBT, but I can understand how bullshit like this can really put people off LGBT.
@Tutanota if you call your agenda tutagenda....
@Tutanota this post sure has attracted some weird replies
@Tutanota My browser is ofcourse Vivaldi, privacy-friendly and the most customizable browser available. Search Engine is Qwant because it is based in Europe and they are creating their own indexing servers
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!