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Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:17 AM

Good. I use Firefox, and Qwant as a search engine. As for emails I got two, one is google because sometimes I have to contact the US where I don’t live but some over there are iffy so that a dot.com email has them know I’m a US entity because the server is there. I even ended up on their Democratic Party emails. I was treasured, a was valued and every email wanted money.

Ralph
Ralph
May 12, 2021 3:12 PM
Reply to  Lutz Barz

Unfortunately, mozilla is on the wef list.

Geoffrey Skoll
Geoffrey Skoll
May 10, 2021 6:04 PM

Finally!

sandy
sandy
May 10, 2021 4:31 PM

Both Facebook & Google and other monopoly apps should be socialized into public non-commercial Public Commons utilities managed by the People’s Library of Congress decoupled from all political influence or alteration and overseen by the People to assure neutrality and serviceability without tracking, surveillance or nefarious bullshit of any kind. Once the Library of Congress is established as a Public Utility a number of needed non-commercial public services can be added like assisted research searches and graphics visualization assistance from well paid, removed-from-politics, public employees. Just imagine having jobs that actually help fellow 99% instead of being used as fodder for the schemes of the former owner class 1%. Yes we can. This is our humanity and our self-governing can be collectively managed for and by us. Self-governing direct democracy Town Halls and Workplaces. Authoritarian capitalism and FAKE republic… goodbye! Just the beginning of a new day. 🙂

Geoffrey Skoll
Geoffrey Skoll
May 10, 2021 6:07 PM
Reply to  sandy

Good idea! And we can bring back postal baking while we’re at it.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:18 AM
Reply to  sandy

go back to forums for what-ever org. et.al and so those members interested interact to their own rules.

Alpine Observer
Alpine Observer
May 9, 2021 4:15 PM

I highly recommend ProtonMail:

“We are scientists, engineers, and developers drawn together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties online. This is why we created ProtonMail, an easy to use secure email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. Our goal is to build an internet that respects privacy and is secure against cyberattacks…”

https://protonmail.com/

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:22 AM

thanks heaps. bye bye to yahoo

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin
May 13, 2021 10:55 PM

Remember to use their app, not their web interface. Similar with Signal: use their app not their PC extension. Otherwise? Throw out every app* that has alternative web access and of the remainder throw out every app you don’t really, really need. All that will not get you ‘secure’ but it might (though not necessarily will) help a little.

* That is every app you know you have installed, which is not necessarily every app that has been installed since you got the device or every app that is easily visible to you.

node
node
May 9, 2021 4:15 PM

that took you forever

Dan J
Dan J
May 9, 2021 1:25 PM

Couple freedom solutions:

https://sentinel.co/ The Sentinel Network hosts open-source distributed and decentralized applications that provide users with assurance that their session information is not being logged, their communication is not being stored, and that not even the creator of the application can view any of their data.

https://pirate.black/ Pirate Chain (ARRR) is a 100% private send cryptocurrency. It uses a privacy protocol that cannot be compromised by other users activity on the network. Most privacy coins are riddled with holes created by optional privacy. Pirate Chain uses ZK-Snarks to shield 100% of the peer to peer transactions on the blockchain making for highly anonymous and private transactions.

James1
James1
May 9, 2021 11:13 AM

I’ve switched to https://swisscows.com — excellent search engine that doesn’t track you & seems better that some other alternatives.

zdb
zdb
May 9, 2021 10:51 AM

Nice. Please keep the emails coming. Also further suggestions on better email platforms are appreciated. I caught Sprint phone and yahoo email censoring my email. I sent a link to myself and it was mailer daemoned for violating their community standards or some such nonsense. An email to me by me. They have done it several more times on other links since.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:24 AM
Reply to  zdb

years ago InternetExplorer put a red flag on my publishing [gone] website which McAfee gave a green tick to.

Koba
Koba
May 9, 2021 8:37 AM

While it is very nice to see so many give out new alternatives what many don’t realise is that it’s not just google or western sites that are compromised but the entire internet! All of it! Your little alternatives aren’t any better they all get spied on!

Mr Y
Mr Y
May 9, 2021 10:18 AM
Reply to  Koba

“Your little alternatives aren’t any better they all get spied on!”

Yes they are, Gmail and your own domain via a small e-mail hotel is two very different things!

StartHere
StartHere
May 9, 2021 12:42 PM
Reply to  Koba

Some may get spied on, and have additional features to keep day-to-day more secure – but Google are themselves spies!

If all were being successfully spied on, why would the crooked politicians be eager to legislate against encryption?

Also – why enrich the spying services? Give a few quid a year to a privacy respecting company.

If you want encrypted, then tutanota are very secure. (Free option is anonymous).

But wouldn’t the crooks like us to give up, surrender?

davemass
davemass
May 9, 2021 6:39 AM

It is pure laziness, ingrained in people nowadays, to still use Google email, search engine FB, Twatter, etc.
I use Palemoon, Yahoo email (unfortunately!), Linux OS as much as possible (except where code is only available for CrapWin7).
There is a new platform coming, PanQuake. Look it up.

StartHere
StartHere
May 9, 2021 12:30 PM
Reply to  davemass

I keep a Win7 partition too (old printer drivers, CAD stuff that runs only on Win) otherwise Linux.
But Yahoo!? They exceeded the level of surveillance asked by n es aye! Try https://posteo.de/en/site/features and import all your yahoo folders and posteo will check yahoo every 10 mins for new mail.

(I don’t have shares in posteo, honest. I couldn’t anyway – they have no investors, no debt, and promise they will never sell the business!)

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:26 AM
Reply to  StartHere

I use Win7pro on my second pc. Kaspersky had an update earlier this year how to keep it secure in lieu of no MS updates- which I still get a few.

Peter Abraham
Peter Abraham
May 9, 2021 2:11 AM

It would be good if the spam check were dispensed with as well.

duke
duke
May 9, 2021 1:22 AM

thanks to everyone here for some great alternatives I wasn’t aware of. appreciate y’all.

aspnaz
aspnaz
May 9, 2021 1:03 AM

Good job!

Now get rid of fonts.googleapis.com.

mikael
mikael
May 9, 2021 12:06 AM

Yeah, sometimes the world creates an oppertunity, forced or not, kicks people into actions. makes you realise that you do have an option, what desides the final result, as an page, etc, to where you sould rest your site as, and just move, and what finaly is the desiding factore is the site it self.
Hip, hip, …. as we say, and cheers.
Its what it contains, the raw material, for an serious examination, and sometimes we winn, and this time, the Gov whent into tarlitarisnism in an hart beat, for our own sake, of course.
Just 3 weeks and we should be flatting the curve.
Juhuuu…..

My only problem, with the alternive Video channels,like bitchute is more practical in nature, because what they lack, is an addres line like the YT have witch provides an intant liknage to the video witch is reputely to be served.
Its anoying to go to the various home sites and seak there witch turns out resluts witch is highly questionable or is it because the programin sircus dont work well, lord knows.
Make is easy to find, when its linked to thru our commentray systems.
So, hush, hush.

And we hope it continues, its Ok and by large not an problem.
Good Luck.

peace

StartHere
StartHere
May 8, 2021 10:27 PM

Well done. It’s a pity so many intelligent people still use google gmail, in spite of all its scanning of content on behalf of the (3 letters). Ditto of course hotmail, yahoo …

A way out for people is to use Posteo email, 12 Euros per year, and you can migrate your existing mail a/cs folders to posteo inbox, then it offers the option to check your gmail etc. every 10 minutes 24/7 for new mail, no extra charge. (I don’t have shares!)

I never use GPS – US military satellites, FCS! A good maps service is on the Qwant search engine, no tracking cookies, and good route planner there.

I almost always leave my phone in the car, though most others have their listening devices with them!

StartHere
StartHere
May 8, 2021 10:30 PM
Reply to  StartHere

DeepL is a great translator, anonymous if you use the free version.

Firefox is excellent too, and now are rolling out its own(Mullvad) VPN.

StartHere
StartHere
May 8, 2021 10:34 PM
Reply to  StartHere

another PS, a good selection of excellent Linux OS options, improves your privacy options.

YeahBut
YeahBut
May 9, 2021 4:38 AM
Reply to  StartHere

DeepL is really nice yes. For translators it has a better user interface than Google Translate and in terms of translation quality, for the languages it covers, it has a slight edge

magumba
magumba
May 9, 2021 9:18 AM
Reply to  StartHere

Opera browser comes with a vpn,very handy for those ‘this content is restricted in your country’ moments,one click and it bypasses all that nonsense

ces21
ces21
May 10, 2021 7:15 AM
Reply to  magumba

Opera for android/iOS at least, and possibly the desktop version are now owned by a Chinese Corporation who kept the name and bought the companies intellectual property and assets in 2016 for 600 million. A great dissapointment to me, as I have used their browsers since the 1990s with satisfaction on multiple operating systems… One might conclude that if their inbuilt VPN is run by the same company, then the data is not only piped through china, but will be subject to Chinese government data collection systems.

See here for more info and very good tips: https://restoreprivacy.com/browser/secure/

While we are on that note, I’ll mention that duckduckgo dot com, use or used to utilise yandex in russia as their “engine” meaning the server software arrangement which sorts and collates the data. The analytics data is likely piped to russia over encrypted connections, undetectable to people outside their corporate network. (This last sentence is pure speculation, and I cannot prove it.)

This is or used to be mentioned buried deep in their blogs. Anyone can find this information for themselves, with a little digging and careful reading.

klipfisk
klipfisk
May 8, 2021 9:54 PM

Fantastic! One of the few coherent groups on the planet! Hope you can be a model to others…

David Matthews
David Matthews
May 8, 2021 9:48 PM

and if you don’t want anything from Gates jabbed into your arm, then you don’t want it on your computer either. You really really don’t.

Time to switch to linux or *BSD

THX-1160
THX-1160
May 8, 2021 10:04 PM
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StartHere
StartHere
May 8, 2021 10:40 PM
Reply to  THX-1160
Kenneth Thorberg
Kenneth Thorberg
May 8, 2021 8:24 PM

Off Guardian! Off Great Reset! Off Google! What will your next Off-er be ? Off Grid ?
I can´t wait!

Saint Jimmy
Saint Jimmy
May 8, 2021 9:56 PM

Off Kenneth

Kenneth Thorberg
Kenneth Thorberg
May 9, 2021 8:16 AM
Reply to  Saint Jimmy

A clear case of misinterpretation. I am actually praising the off-ing from the established false structures. Keep on off-ing!

Saint Jimmy
Saint Jimmy
May 9, 2021 11:17 AM

ok.

Joshua Shalet
Joshua Shalet
May 8, 2021 10:09 PM

Let’s “off” Klauss Anal Schwab, Billy Diabolo Gates, and all the other threats to mankind

Kenneth Thorberg
Kenneth Thorberg
May 9, 2021 8:17 AM
Reply to  Joshua Shalet

That´s my point.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:30 AM
Reply to  Joshua Shalet

no we need to let their ego’s keep it up otherwise they’ll vanish and then we have to go and find them in the digital cloud cuckoo land. no let them blather on.

Researcher
Researcher
May 8, 2021 7:55 PM

Leave google. Leave FedsBook. Leave Twitter. Leave Instagram. Leave Microsoft. Leave tech and government. Leave the concept of authority behind. Take back your life and independent thought.

Every single problem we are experiencing comes from the concept of authority and the belief in authority. So why do people continue to believe in a concept that creates a class system where a select few have the power and wealth of kings and the rest are slaves, at the mercy of that false authority?

Willem
Willem
May 8, 2021 9:48 PM
Reply to  Researcher

‘So why do people continue to believe in a concept that creates a class system where a select few have the power’

Because they think that’s natural and because they’re trained to think so.

Researcher
Researcher
May 8, 2021 10:25 PM
Reply to  Willem

It was rhetorical but thanks anyway. What I’m hoping is that more people will stop looking to government to rescue them and start realizing government is enslaving them and murdering them.

Government is their only problem. Not capitalism. Or corrupt corporations or billionaire eugenicists. None of that can exist without force over humanity by governments. Governments themselves are the tools of enslavement. They commit governing by force through unlawful taxation and threat of violence and trick men and women into conferring legitimacy and authority where it does not belong and is unnecessary.

And people are agreeing to their own enslavement and their children’s. At a time when depopulation is obviously occurring through multiple methods including the injectable pathogen. These measures by governments will likely lead to their own death and their children’s if people continue to submit to a false an immoral authority.

So why not call out the criminality and stop appealing to government for their rights by simply declaring governments unfit to rule and dismissing them entirely? This must happen at some point. Otherwise the planned depopulation will continue. And with the depopulation comes the slave system. The system of power and control over people’s lives, livelihoods and bodies creates the conditions for democide and suffering.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 8, 2021 11:06 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Excellent point of view. But they have the game rigged – we can ‘vote’ you see so that makes it all right! sarc off/

Aletheia kurayio
Aletheia kurayio
May 11, 2021 2:01 PM
Reply to  Researcher

We are already debt slaves through “personage” in the common law countries at least. I enjoy your commentary. I will give that video a watch.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 8, 2021 10:15 PM
Reply to  Researcher

And don’t forget FB

Arcabuz
Arcabuz
May 8, 2021 10:40 PM
Reply to  austrian peter

The large neighborhood corral.

Saint Jimmy
Saint Jimmy
May 9, 2021 12:38 AM
Reply to  Arcabuz

It’s a zoo here in Ghetto Thug Nation (US).

I don’t mean that as racist because a couple of our highest crime neighborhoods are Manhattan and Beverly Hills. However, the “white collar” crimes aren’t documented in those areas.

Researcher
Researcher
May 8, 2021 10:49 PM
Reply to  austrian peter

FB = FedsBook. The information goes straight back to the federal government. So I renamed it.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 8, 2021 11:02 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Oh thanks, but I don’t think the Feds will bother me here in deepest rural England!

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 8, 2021 11:04 PM
Reply to  Researcher

If the Feds are that interested they should read my weekly Letter to my American readers!
https://www.theburningplatform.com/author/austrian-peter/

Researcher
Researcher
May 8, 2021 11:47 PM
Reply to  austrian peter

I’m sure they have it. Thanks for the link.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 9, 2021 12:56 AM
Reply to  Researcher

Well they should know then that we are fighting the American Hegemon in the courts now – we will prevail!:
https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/05/07/covid-fraud-lawyers-medical-experts-start-legal-proceedings-against-w-h-o-and-world-leaders-for-crimes-against-humanity/

This is a spiritual war IMHO.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:46 AM
Reply to  austrian peter

just found -the no jab for me-. I have been assembling, even only three times a week much the same from Germany news aggregators. Being bi-lingual helps. Here DownUnder there is S.F.A. about anything other than- the same same same since the beginning- and the doctors are the offenders wearing masks. I am trying to find the size of the gap in them in nanometers because at Quanta science magazine I read the nearest virus to Covid 19 [because this bugger can’t be found] is at 100 nanometers. The UN WHO website, and three hours later, nothing but generic fudging, and a lot of explanations without any credible details. WHO is turning into an inverted t.a.r.d.i.s. that is turning into its own vertex-sphincter regarding any relevent information and data not acceptable to the digital elite.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 12, 2021 2:07 PM
Reply to  Lutz Barz

I think I posted something about size etc on my blog sometime ago:
https://www.theburningplatform.com/author/austrian-peter/

Joshua Shalet
Joshua Shalet
May 8, 2021 10:27 PM
Reply to  Researcher

This presentation details beautifully why I despise “constitutional conservatives” and whackjobs like “propertarianists”

Researcher
Researcher
May 8, 2021 10:44 PM
Reply to  Joshua Shalet

There’s nothing in there that has anything to do with conservatism, the constitution or property rights.

May Hem
May Hem
May 8, 2021 10:28 PM
Reply to  Researcher

I also like this:

If we are to make any real change to our circumstances we need a shift in our own perception, the way we think of ourselves. Freedom starts inside. You need a high self regard and the humility to temper it. Stop playing the role of victim. Become the master”

From this inspiring website: https://www.wecanlivebetter.org/own-authority

Researcher
Researcher
May 9, 2021 1:05 AM
Reply to  May Hem

I like that site too. I wish they would do buttons and posters we could download. Some of these sites have good ideas but the follow through is lacking. Surely if people join an org like that there should be a way for us to contribute other than monetarily.

May Hem
May Hem
May 9, 2021 5:05 AM
Reply to  Researcher

Hi Researcher. There are downloads on that site, including a poster, but I’m not sure it would be all that effective.

https://www.wecanlivebetter.org/pdf

mgeo
mgeo
May 10, 2021 9:06 AM
Reply to  Researcher

Even those who want to contibute money may be put off by the intermediary highwaymen (credit cards, e-transfers), exchange rates, etc. For some vendors, one solution may be to tie up with a bank that opens up collection accounts in all the countries the bank operates in.

aspnaz
aspnaz
May 9, 2021 1:10 AM
Reply to  Researcher

Yesterday I was intermittently watching a fellow passenger’s phone on the subway. He was watching TikTok: I have never seen such a stream of garbage, but this passenger was addicted, he was staring at the screen as if mesmerized, no facial response at all, just filling up his brain with a progression of utter inanity. What happened to thinking?

wardropper
wardropper
May 9, 2021 2:23 AM
Reply to  aspnaz

I suppose it all boils down to the fact that thinking requires composure.
Modern media are everywhere, and they kill composure, also killing thinking in turn.

The open battle with the demons began in the 1950s, and basically they won ages ago.
As a large group, mankind has lost the thread altogether.

As individuals, there is always hope – even individuals in small groups can learn and be creative – but once you get beyond about 100 individuals together, the demons start to do all the talking.

Just look at our Parliament… look at Congress and the Senate… look at anything political today. It’s all demonic, nihilistic, violence-encouraging and too dense to support intelligent life.

However, we constantly underestimate what each one of us can do with our individual gifts. Let’s polish those gifts and have them ready for action when a brighter future dawns… It will dawn, but it’s certainly not in a hurry.

aspnaz
aspnaz
May 9, 2021 2:55 AM
Reply to  wardropper

You are absolutely correct, the distraction of media prevents people from exploring their own minds.

I was initially going to reply by saying that we should encourage boredom, but then when I see the rubbish on TikTok I cannot believe that the individual involved is not bored by the videos, but he seemed to have no way of detaching from the hypnotising force of the videos.

I am going to guess that the movement on the videos must be feeding some part of the brain – probably related to survival – that keeps them watching and prevents them from focusing on their own thoughts. Seems to me to be trained behaviour – too much watching videos as kids.

Researcher
Researcher
May 9, 2021 5:18 AM
Reply to  aspnaz

Yes. The reptilian brain. Like a rat in a lab pressing a buzzer continually to get a tiny hit of dopamine. It’s a form of hypnotic escapism that becomes habitual.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:49 AM
Reply to  Researcher

except it’s the rats training the experts to give them the gear.

mgeo
mgeo
May 10, 2021 9:08 AM
Reply to  aspnaz

A large proportion of people are not quite right.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:47 AM
Reply to  aspnaz

digital dementia. [must get that paper written]

Annette
Annette
May 9, 2021 9:26 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Its amazing you know, the only place in France that those against the measures discuss is Twitter. Why on earth they do that I dont know. Apart from the fact that its fairly futile.

ces21
ces21
May 10, 2021 7:38 AM
Reply to  Researcher

And yet you link directly to a youtube (alphabet/google corporation) hosted video… Oh the irony. While you make some valid points, the reality of the matter is that we would collapse into anarchy without governments, laws, police and intelligence services, hospitals, councils and taxes to fund shared public services,etc.

I would personally rephrase your statement to “Every single problem we are experiencing comes from the concept of authority and the belief in *Corruption*”. Corruption is the problem, and will continue to be so within democracies, the UN/WHO, and the now mega-corporates dominating the world because of a lack of proper regulation. ‘Revolving doors’ of employment and insider trading, continue the decay amongst many other contributing facets, to the process.

Researcher
Researcher
Jun 3, 2021 8:49 PM
Reply to  ces21

Anarchy. You don’t even know what it means. We would not devolve into anything that’s any worse than we are currently experiencing. If you think we need police, courts, public hospitals, you are simply delusional. Governments cannot supply what any society needs if all the institutions it supplies (including every single one you named) are degenerate and corrupt.These institutions kill more people than they save.

It has nothing to do with REGULATION. No person has the authority to control another’s life.

We are already stuck within the criminality of governments that racketeer and collude with corporations and criminal cartels such as central banks and alphabet agencies to annihilate people and you are scared of a word you don’t understand? Anarchy is not chaos or violence or disorder. It is the absence of statism. That is ALL.

The video is the only link I can find that states the problem accurately and talks about natural law. If there’s no other choice I will link to YouTube, not because I support it but because the words and message are more powerful than the platform where the message is hosted. It’s not as if ANY of the video platforms that currently operate hosting videos are free of censorship, data collection or backdoor defense department control and surveillance. But you are obfuscating with your ludicrous and false criticisms.

There is always corruption where power exists. It’s the nature of the power itself. Power corrupts.

swami
swami
May 8, 2021 7:30 PM

remind me who owns WordPress again ;0)

John Goss
John Goss
May 8, 2021 8:10 PM
Reply to  swami
Barovsky
Barovsky
May 8, 2021 7:21 PM

If folks here decide to use a different search engine, be aware that some of them piggyback on Google eg, anonymising results for the user, but it’s still using google’s ranking/search engine. I might add, that only a tiny fraction of what’s on the Web is actually indexed by google, it’s impossible to keep up.

John Goss
John Goss
May 8, 2021 7:56 PM
Reply to  Barovsky

Yes, one of them is the Linux recommended Startpage. It comes ad-free. But finding what you are looking for is impossible if you are into research and don’t have a “string” to search with.

StartHere
StartHere
May 8, 2021 10:01 PM
Reply to  John Goss

I’m not aware of any recommendation from “Linux”, but anyway I stopped using Startpage after they announced they had sold it to a major US online advertising corporation!

These days I use Qwant, a French competitor to Google – my CookieAutodelete tells me Qwant never plant any cookies. Qwant have a nice map service, based on OpenStreetMap, with a good route planner.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:51 AM
Reply to  StartHere

thanks for the OpenStreetMap as I use Qwant – recently.

Arby
Arby
May 9, 2021 5:30 AM
Reply to  John Goss

Startpage? No thanks.

THX-1160
THX-1160
May 8, 2021 8:00 PM
Reply to  Barovsky

only a tiny fraction of what’s on the Web is actually indexed by google

they don’t even try; it’s completely rigged to only return results from the MSM and other establishment-approved sources.

possible alternatives:

https://bing.com/ (microsoft)

https://yandex.com/ (Putin-land)

John Goss
John Goss
May 8, 2021 8:13 PM
Reply to  THX-1160

I use Yandex or even Яндекс sometimes. It translates better than Google.

THX-1160
THX-1160
May 8, 2021 8:22 PM
Reply to  John Goss

what is “Яндекс”?

for translation, try here:

https://www.deepl.com/translator

Saint Jimmy
Saint Jimmy
May 8, 2021 9:17 PM
Reply to  THX-1160

Yandex

StartHere
StartHere
May 8, 2021 10:03 PM
Reply to  THX-1160

Yes, deepL is great, with a free web version with no login required.

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
May 8, 2021 10:27 PM
Reply to  THX-1160

ya-n-d-e-ks

Koba
Koba
May 9, 2021 8:28 AM
Reply to  THX-1160

Learn Russian. Or even just Russian letters and how to pronounce them it would have really helped you here.
Я = ya
Р= R
П=P
Н=N
И=i
Б=B
Ц = CH
У= U/you (sound)
Ф= F
Ж=ZH
There’s a quick starter for you

THX-1160
THX-1160
May 9, 2021 4:29 PM
Reply to  Koba

actually, I didn’t really care that much, so maybe I’ll skip it.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:52 AM
Reply to  THX-1160

bing is digitally a pollutant. once in my pc it took me hours to dig it out. it left its digital crap in places in the pc I didn’t know existed. Amazing discovery.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 8, 2021 10:26 PM
Reply to  Barovsky

I am informed that DuckDuckGo is compromised but Brave is good.

Arby
Arby
May 9, 2021 5:32 AM
Reply to  austrian peter

If Brave promotes Tor, then it isn’t good.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 9, 2021 6:03 AM
Reply to  Arby

I’m no techy – just repeating what I have been told by my IT guys. I understand there is much confusion over these things, much like which operating system to use. I guess its about personal choice.

THX-1160
THX-1160
May 9, 2021 4:33 PM
Reply to  Arby

we’re still waiting for anybody to produce an actual security hole from the completely open source code for TOR.

and yes, we know that the spooks fund it, and use it themselves. that’s why they want it to work well.

https://www.torproject.org/

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:55 AM
Reply to  Arby

Tor is entrapment. It is so obvious that the NSA et.al are laughing.

Arby
Arby
May 12, 2021 6:20 PM
Reply to  Lutz Barz

Indeed. But even smart people like Patrick Henningsen and folks who visit OG seem to go with the flow rather than show independence. I would have no clue about Tor if it hadn’t been for Yasha Levine’s book titled “Surveillance Valley.” I’ve got very little in the way of tech smarts. But what’s the use of learning if you don’t let that learning influence your thinking and behavior in profitable ways?

In the case of Patrick Henningsen, I reached out and somewhere there, not Patrick, thought my concerns were worth addressing. (21st Century Wire profits from promoting Brave.) He or she may or may not have tried to make that so. I have no idea. I was informed by that person that Brave comes with the Tor off by default. I don’t know anything about it. But I trust Tor as far as I can throw a tank. As for Yasha Levine, I thought his book was excellent. But he has turned out to be a covid crazy. He certainly wasn’t respectful to me.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 11:54 AM
Reply to  austrian peter

google filtered without keeping your digital droppings.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 12, 2021 2:08 PM
Reply to  Lutz Barz

I use Brave – it might work.

Koba
Koba
May 9, 2021 8:24 AM
Reply to  Barovsky

DuckDuckGo used to be excellent but it’s compromised these days and has been for a while

Arby
Arby
May 9, 2021 4:22 PM
Reply to  Koba

It seems that way. I use DDG just because I don’t know of a search engine that isn’t compromised or in some way bad. James Corbett soured on it some time ago and I think it was he who noted that Google thinks DuckDuckGo is just peachy. Browsers, search engines, operating systems. It’s hopeless. You still have to try to dodge the evil, but to truly that in this evil world is impossible.

I’ve had to switch to Vivaldi from Pale Moon, which (Pale Moon) I like and which is fine. But it looks like it’s being hobbled by Google, which dominates and wants to keep everyone trapped in it’s realm and so it rejects browser advancements that might allow people to try other browsers. At least that’s what I got from a discussion thread that I started in the Pale Moon forums but which quickly became way too technical for me to follow. My thread was called “Gotta Go.”

As for Vivaldi, We’ll see. So far so good but are they anti-Google (a vaccine company among other things) when they remove my comments from their forums because a flood of people quickly complained that they were dangerous? I only said enough that people could see that I wasn’t buying the hoax, but that was enough. The covid crazies aren’t dangerous. I’m dangerous. That’s this world for you. Now that could have just been the crazies using Vivaldi. The moderator didn’t diss me. She or he just said she or he was responding to the crowd. Still…

Spaceman-Speaketh
Spaceman-Speaketh
May 8, 2021 7:18 PM

I’ve done the same. Since December I have a Linux Ubuntu Touch phone & Manjaro Linux PC. I never sign into ANY google stuff on either. I recommend everyone to do the same. Ubuntu touch doesn’t have the apps, but you can still use browser versions. I’m slowly migrating from my yahoo & gmail emails to ProtonMail. Not easy, but I have an old iphone to check my mail, and then I migrate stuff to ProtonMail. The iphone never leaves my house, so no track n trace.

Do it!! De-Google De-Apple !!

LKing
LKing
May 8, 2021 7:57 PM

I’m looking to do this as well. What do you use in place of google maps?

I have a protonmail account but have had a hard time switching to it completely. Thanks for sharing your ideas and process.

Kate
Kate
May 8, 2021 9:42 PM
Reply to  LKing

You can see some map alternatives listed here – scroll down the page a bit.

https://restoreprivacy.com/google-alternatives/

Kath s
Kath s
May 9, 2021 10:04 AM
Reply to  LKing

I have a proton mail account too, but to upgrade you can only pay in euros or dollars. My bank charges for every payment that’s not in GBP. This needs to be sorted.

LKing
LKing
May 9, 2021 5:52 PM
Reply to  Kath s

Thanks for the heads up. Let me know if you find another alternative. I’m currently using Gmail with one foot in Protonmail, but would like to find something else.

THX-1160
THX-1160
May 8, 2021 8:10 PM

try here for email:

https://account.mail.ru/signup

the Russian FSB will probably spy on you, but at this late date, that should be the least of your worries.

Saint Jimmy
Saint Jimmy
May 8, 2021 9:19 PM
Reply to  THX-1160

When the time comes, you can always beg them for asylum as a political refugee.

Grace Johns
Grace Johns
May 8, 2021 9:50 PM

I read a long report on how Proton isnt actually secure. Don’t know where it was now though

StartHere
StartHere
May 8, 2021 10:09 PM
Reply to  Grace Johns

I read they have “investors”! Also they want an existing email address to sign up.
Tutanota do not, you can be anonymous using the free account. The paid a/c is just 12 euros per anum, they say they don’t associate payments with an account.

May Hem
May Hem
May 8, 2021 11:03 PM
Reply to  Grace Johns

I’ve been using RiseUp secure email for years. Interested in comments from any other users here. Thanks.

Riseup.net

aspnaz
aspnaz
May 9, 2021 1:25 AM

Protonmail is not a good choice if you want to use local mail via imap or pop: you have to install their “protonmail bridge” software on your machine in order to access their servers. I believe it is because they use their own security code rather than recognised standards. I currently run it in firejail but this is not an ideal solution so I plan to move away from them when my subscription expires.

mik
mik
May 9, 2021 7:31 AM

Yes I run Ubuntu on a Nexus 5 I picked up for $150. I put a pay as you go sim in it on a $15 annual plan. $15 it’s fine since I don’t make calls it’s just in case the family wants to contact me when i’m out riding, etc. It only has stock Ubuntu Apps so none of the current tracking.

I’ve have no illusions of invisibility, if it’s got a signal you can be tracked. However this is about as bare as it gets. It’s like rolling back the clocks 8/9 years.

But better still leave it at home. “But what if there is an emergency?” This is the paranoia and fear that has been programed into you since the mobile phone was launched. I remember the first phones were marketed from the angle of emergency and safety.

Simon Dutton
Simon Dutton
May 8, 2021 7:15 PM

If you have an Android phone Google knows too much about you. There are other operating systems you can install on such phones, like this:

Best not to have a smartphone at all, of course.

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym
May 8, 2021 8:58 PM
Reply to  Simon Dutton

Best indeed! I’ve never ever owned a damned portable phone. And you know what? Life goes on as well as ever. Absolutely no loss to be completely and permanently without the stupid fondle-pads. Get used to it. I suppose it’s like finally escaping for good from a heroin addiction. Luckily for me, I’ve never had either H or mobile addictions. But I guess it could be hard for those who are addicted to their fondler.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 8, 2021 10:30 PM

Likewise – never use the crappy smart phones – life goes on.

mgeo
mgeo
May 10, 2021 9:48 AM

Most current forms of work make it a necessity. It is like an invisible chain that enslaves employees, especially the good ones, around the clock. Even low-paid manual workers report their progress in the form of photos or videos. Running out of power/storage, damaging the phone or losing it are more things for the modern man to worry about.
Addiction is partly innate and partly due to the development of marketing/propaganda. I know one guy who can easily quit smoking, and has done it a few times – meaning that he keeps going back after many months.

Arby
Arby
May 9, 2021 5:34 AM
Reply to  Simon Dutton
jane randall
jane randall
May 8, 2021 7:10 PM

Good!

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 8, 2021 6:55 PM

Well done. I helped my ex wife get a job in Google, wrote the job application and coached her through the process. She became a complete Google Drone, was convinced my independence of mind was threatening her career… then stole all the family assets despite earning close to 200k. Don’t comment. This is the company that trades in your DNA, your liberty and wants to monetize your every movement. Of course they steal anything that’s not locked down.

This is an insanity. It is a cult. I wouldn’t trust anyone who works for them. Google is a cancerous facist golem.

David G Horsman
David G Horsman
May 8, 2021 7:17 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Were I a golem, I would be offended. Unless of course I were a fascist golem. That would be different.

Ernest Judd
Ernest Judd
May 8, 2021 7:43 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Is she still alive?

Researcher
Researcher
May 8, 2021 7:46 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Google is evil. That story about garage startups. Total PR. CIA recruits candidates to front their stolen tech from the US Patent Office through certain academic institutions with Greek Letter Organizations and secret societies.

The only employee I know at Google is a sociopath so perhaps they screen their employees for sociopathic tendencies beforehand or subject them to direct mind control after recruitment.

wardropper
wardropper
May 9, 2021 2:29 AM
Reply to  Researcher

Everybody in power today has been screened for sociopathic tendencies.
There would be pandemonium if a critical thinker were actually to get a job at Google.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 12:10 PM
Reply to  wardropper

critical thinker. that is so woke. I am a refugee from academentia in sociology and that is about valuable as warm lite beer.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 12:09 PM
Reply to  Researcher

My ex-wife was a psychologist and did a test and pronounced me one as well. I felt great. I have no empathy. Humans are annoying. They get ideas and then they get emotional and then they show schizophrenic tendencies. I think psychopaths are the only normals ones off the bell curve and doing well. We don’t need humans. Just as servitors occassionally.

LKing
LKing
May 8, 2021 8:00 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

This is true of many tech companies, even small local ones in my town. I used to work for one and my husband currently does. It’s really creepy the way many of the employees get on board and start to evangelize.

Oblio
Oblio
May 8, 2021 9:40 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

I truly feel your pain, mine did the same after 25 years ‘cept she worked in my co.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 8, 2021 10:33 PM
Reply to  Oblio

Mine too, exactly the same after 25 years – much better without her though – the new one is great.

austrian peter
austrian peter
May 8, 2021 10:32 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus
Arby
Arby
May 9, 2021 5:36 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

And… Google is a vaccine company, essentially.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 12:12 PM
Reply to  Arby

viral. a la William Burroughs.

Arby
Arby
May 12, 2021 6:24 PM
Reply to  Lutz Barz

everywhere and unavoidable a la dog crap

YouTube_censors_unfortuna
YouTube_censors_unfortuna
May 10, 2021 11:54 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Google and YouTube were alright 15 years ago but have become completely contemptible.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
May 12, 2021 12:07 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

who controls the golem. who programmes it’s fascist codes. Italian, Hungarian, Rumanian or Clerical-Fascism a la Iberia. Or has this migrated in to servitors beaming brains globally via mobile phones.

tony_0pmoc
tony_0pmoc
May 8, 2021 6:39 PM

I have largely de-googled too, though I do still find it useful to search for some stuff

I suspect John Ward’s Slog is about to disappear. He has done the equivalent of Peter Finch in the 1976 Film Network. I disagree with some of his political views too, but today I can’t get my words to get through, even when I slightly changed the name of Dr. Mike [email protected], who I almost completely agree with. They are deleted, before they get anywhere near him.

I do like the old bugger, but I have always been on the side of The Palestinians. He has a blind spot about that, cos of the kids he played football with on a Sunday morning. He also would never allow posts about 9/11, and has banned me several times, but has mellowed over the last few years. Sometimes I find what he writes, and all his Research, the Best in The World. He can be very funny too.

https://therealslog.com/2021/05/08/analysis-zuckerberg-americas-nazi-soviet-pact/

“Network clip (1976)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z3PGhwfrbs

Tony

Pablo
Pablo
May 8, 2021 8:04 PM
Reply to  tony_0pmoc

I like JW too, but like you don’t agree with his stance on Israel/Palestinians. I think I once posted a link to a Brendan O’Connell video; the post never appeared. So I haven’t been going to his blog much since then and never post comments now; it’s pointless if they don’t appear.

i suppose his hands and legs are tied as no doubt the advertising industry are heavily controlled by the men with small hats.

Penelope
Penelope
May 8, 2021 8:44 PM
Reply to  tony_0pmoc

Ah, but Tony, your realslog has substituted passion for research. He is content to ignore the fount of evil from which Hitler sprang. The Great War was of course to stop the economic system championed by Friedrich Liszt, and already being embodied by Germany. It was to keep the world safe for the British banking system/Empire. WWII was then fomented by keeping Germany a debtor state, yes. But more directly, by Anglo-American support of Hitler & eugenics.

Hitler was not the source.

tony_0pmoc
tony_0pmoc
May 8, 2021 9:38 PM
Reply to  Penelope

It is not my realslog. I have never met John Ward, and you seem to have quoted quite a large percentage of the words he has recently written.

George Mc
George Mc
May 8, 2021 6:18 PM

Quite right. As COVID Hydra Inc. spreads everywhere, it’s time everyone with any shred of integrity does an “OffG” and goes OFF the grid.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
May 8, 2021 6:04 PM

I use Google Analytics to track the performance of my one-man business’s website. Should I stop doing so and is there an alternative?

Thom1111
Thom1111
May 8, 2021 7:10 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Use Google to search that, hehehee

Orthus
Orthus
May 9, 2021 10:56 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Could start here (this is not a recommendation).

https://helpdeskgeek.com/reviews/5-free-alternatives-to-google-analytics/

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
May 10, 2021 4:15 PM
Reply to  Orthus

Thanks and I’ll take a look.

Alpine Observer
Alpine Observer
May 14, 2021 3:48 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Yes, I use Statcounter, it’s very good and much clearer for me to use than GA. There are free and paid versions, I use the free one.
Alternatively, if you have a WordPress website which has Jetpack, there are similar statistics available, but I prefer Statcounter.

Mr Y
Mr Y
May 8, 2021 6:02 PM

Super!

ZigZagwanderer
ZigZagwanderer
May 8, 2021 5:44 PM

Corbett on de Googling your life. https://youtu.be/J1NrL8ICZXE

John Goss
John Goss
May 8, 2021 7:41 PM
Reply to  ZigZagwanderer

Doesn’t Google own YouTube? If I try to watch a YouTube video I get bombarded with ads usually starting with Grammarly. I never agree to any data-gathering and that might be the reason. Somebody sent a video of the way vaccines were affecting women in Israel.

https://youtu.be/1igs-ssfHAA

In ten minutes of viewing I got three minutes of adverts. That and the fact that the graphs were in Hebrew made me give up – possibly what Google (YouTube) intended. We really must move away to other video hosting sites like BitChute.

sidlittle
sidlittle
May 8, 2021 7:49 PM
Reply to  John Goss

yep, Alphabet own both Google and YouTube

THX-1160
THX-1160
May 8, 2021 8:18 PM
Reply to  John Goss
Grace Johns
Grace Johns
May 8, 2021 9:54 PM
Reply to  John Goss

Ghostery is your solution – never see an ad again

Kate
Kate
May 8, 2021 10:10 PM
Reply to  John Goss

UBlock Origin stops all kinds of ads and tracking. It’s a browser add-on/extension.

Another option is to watch via Invidious – it’s a youtube front-end with no ads or tracking. You can search on the site as you would on youtube, or paste in a youtube link for a specific video. The instance I use is invidious.tube

MountainGoat
MountainGoat
May 8, 2021 10:16 PM
Reply to  John Goss

Can always watch using an app like Freetube to watch add free / tracking free YouTube content. But everyone should support alternatives so content creators will post on them.

skiz
skiz
May 8, 2021 5:43 PM

EXCELLENTE ! BRAVO!

ethereal
ethereal
May 9, 2021 1:06 PM
Reply to  skiz

I have to congratulate you on your dismissal of Google, not before time. However this still leaves the problem of Cloudflare outstanding, Cloudflare for the uninitiated is a man in the middle so that each time you go to OffGuardian you first pass through Cloudflare servers, this renders that little green padblock re HTTPS little more than a lie, personally I get round it by using the Morty on SearX search, incidentally a very good search engine; https://searx.space/
I have a number of suggestions without wanting to seem clever, clever – Nitter is a Twitter proxy, though they have been hit by Twitter imposed rate limits, still, worth a look – https://github.com/zedeus/nitter/wiki/Instances. YouTube video’s can be accessed through Invidious – https://github.com/iv-org/documentation/blob/master/Invidious-Instances.md – and you can even download though it’s a bit of a flap!
Incidentally on the subject of Cloudflare, Firefox use them for DNS over HTTPS, be warned, in fact Firefox despite there loud claims to be the friend of the user have very close links with Google recieving in excess of $300m a year from them in support, also Firefox is BLOATED, i mean lots and lots of features with doubtful value to the user which are included in order to make it easier to access your data, if you have to use Firefox (and I do because there are so few alternatives) try it without javascript, if there is one single thing you can do to improve your privacy it’s to type about:config in the address bar and turn off javascript, that one single action will free you of 90% of survelliance, also if you want to know how incicidious Cloudflare is install – https://github.com/nym-zone/block_cloudflare_mitm_fx/issues – it’ll alert you each time you find a site thats MITM’d and there are a hell of a lot.
uBlock Origin and uMatrix are Firefox extensions that you simply can’t do without they’ll tell every single site that tries to connect to your browser and gives you the option of blocking them.
On the subject of other things you might try to improve your survelliance defences WebGL ought to be disabled – webgl.disabled true, media.getusermedia.screensharing.enabled false, no DRM (digital rights management) – media.gmp-gmpopenh264.enabled false and media.peerconnection.enabled;false.
This is not tin foil hat stuff these are sensible precautions, Yahoo, Facebook, Linkedin, Google, Instagram, Bing, Microsoft – just run away screaming.
Linux though it’s moving in a worrying direction is still infinitly preferable to MacOS or Windows and there are easy Linux distro’s though do avoid Ubuntu and Mint, Debian is dead easy and no trouble in installing and on old under powered computers, personally I favour Devuan which is a system-d free Linux, don’t ask me to explain, it’d drive you insane.
I see someone is using Opera, hum, Opera is no longer Norwegian but now Chinese and undoubtedly heavily surveilled. A good expose of the internets origins and of Tor is found in Yasha Levine’s book Survelliance Valley. OffGuardian Please free yourself of the shackles of Cloudflare!!….otherwise great news site.

mgeo
mgeo
May 10, 2021 12:03 PM
Reply to  ethereal

Thanks for the tips.