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