[nSLUG] Facebook, Google - Why avoid and what else to use?

Tony Rowe ay986 at chebucto.ns.ca
Fri Apr 19 20:14:10 ADT 2019

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 08:32:48PM -0300, Oliver Doepner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use Google for web search, gmail, maps, calendar, photos, contacts
> and news aggregation.

I use Google for gmail, maps, youtube; duckduckgo for searches.

> Some people on this group seem to have strong reasons to avoid or even
> denounce these companies and their services.
> Can you explain why and what the alternatives are, for the above uses?

I tend to agree with Stallman on these topics.  He did an interview 
last week on RT where he talked exactly about these companies, the 
whats and the why-nots, and some alternatives.


A podcast of the same interview is here


Somewhat peripherally, it will be interesting to keep an eye on the 
librem-5 cell phone project.  The cost needs to come down a little for 
my budget.



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