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[–]xanaxagoras 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Librewolf for desktop, Iceraven for mobile. Chromium based browsers like Brave can be better for privacy but still cede too much control of the open web to Google

[–]Touchngo 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Linux rather than Windows

Unbound (for running your own DNS server) rather than using the ISP DNS servers.

NextCloud rather than Google cloud services

I also use Brave, Duck Duck Go, and Signal.

Just wish I could get more of the people I regularly communicate with to use Signal too, but apparently that's too much to ask.

Edit: to add Nextcloud to the list

[–][deleted] 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Brave is great if you want $5 in extra beer money a month. I've read they're not as good at privacy as they lead you to believe.

Duckduckgo filters results too, they're just not as bad as Google.

[–]Antarchomachus 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

I think while imperfect, Brave is currently the best combination of privacy and compatibility, DuckDuckGo is imperfect as well, but again, I really haven't seen any better alternatives

[–]Ponderer 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I've been hearing good things about Searx.

[–]Antarchomachus 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Tor Browser should also probably be mentioned somewhere in your wiki

Tails OS is also something worth mentioning for the privacy inclined

[–]Gravi 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I personally use Vivaldi, it is made by a former Opera programmer or something, it's really good and hasn't let me down.

[–]Dunwidit 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure duck duck goes bought by Google

[–]swordofdamocles42 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

https://unblockit.cam/ instead of netflix

[–]cottoneyejoe 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

[–]AlanSmith33 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (5 children)

Peer2Peer tier (Impossible to take down)

Briar (Chat, groupchat/private forums and Forums) ManyVerse (Chat, groupchat up to 7 and Facebook style posts) Jami (Chat and groupchat) Aether (Reddit style forum)

Decentralized tier (Hard to take it all down at once, no single point of failure)

Mastodon replaces twitter Diaspora/Friendica replaces Facebook Lemmy replaces Reddit Basically anything that support ActivityPub

Self-hosted tier (Easy to take down)

Nextcloud (pi) for home cloud YunoHost for private hosting, Matrix/XMPP/email/websites, scripts etc.

Phone and computers (Disregarding the physical spy chips on modern CPU's)

Use Linux on your computer, use open source ROMs on your phone. If you can't hack it, it's not your hardware.

[–]Losferwords 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

Mastodon

So far as I can tell, there's nothing on Mastadon. I don't think anyone really wants to learn how to use it. It seems rather counter-intuitive and un- user-friendly.

[–]AlanSmith33 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

I subscribe to a lot of open source producers (pinephone, fairphone etc) and programmers, newsbots, interesting people etc.

Mastodon isn't just a website like twitter, it's thousands of mastodon websites interconnected.

I also subscribe to youtube and instagram style platforms through the same account and get it in the same feed. I run a dedicated script that converts RSS to AP, so I subscribe to newssites through Mastodon too.

[–]Losferwords 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

No wonder nobody is using it - I REALLY don't want to go to work when I get home from work!

[–]AlanSmith33 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

No wonder nobody is using it

That's a false assumption.

I REALLY don't want to go to work when I get home from work!

You don't understand the concept of user choice and filtration. Go watch TV and listen to radio grandpa.

[–]Losferwords 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I understand that it's already a failed endeavor, shitbird. A waste of time.

[–]Antarchomachus 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is great post idea Jason.

I regularly use all three of these products, and strongly recommend them.

Signal is a superior alternative to WhatsApp for messaging apps

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

[–]cottoneyejoe 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Search engines that don't use Google as a source: Startpage - https://www.startpage.com/ Brave Search - https://search.brave.com/

[–]Ponderer 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is absolutely incredible. Thank you for making this. How can I help?