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[–] redditfuckingsucksyo 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

Fantastic post, forcing old social media that has betrayed the people to die by embracing new social media will be how we win this war.

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[–] Picard 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

As long as you have family, friends, and can a manage your business without social media of any kind I suggest doing so. At this point I'm calling a social media a failure of technology as it simplifies life in such a way that makes us stupid by default.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It really is, though (a failure). We've tried and tested it so many times, and each and every single time it's ended in the exact same demise. Facebook had the luck of growing to a worldwide entity (read: astronomical profits, compared to every similar business before them) and it STILL succumbed to the same forces that wrecked all of its predecessors. Albeit, delayed b y their massive cash reserves, they're still going to fail. All the signs are there.

We're all numb to this cycle, by now. Hell, it's the reason most of us are on voat— hands up: who started on Slashdot, or even SA (I'm sure there's older sites out there, that I've since-forgotten because it was so long ago), before ending up here?

Let's face it: people were meant to interact in person. Maybe that's why FB's pushing so hard in the VR market; because, they know no one's going to subsist on anonymous text, alone. That way, if they can get "online friends" to at least get interactive, VR avatars talking to each other, they might be able to survive for at least a couple more decades before they inevitably crash-and-burn.

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[–] B3nder 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

social media free since 2012 and happy with it

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[–] fiddleheader 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Also Qubes OS, the OS that Snowden uses: https://www.qubes-os.org/

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[–] Dark_Shroud [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

At the moment I was just listing mobile but I guess its time for desktop OSs now.

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[–] roundhouse1776 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This is a really great post. I've already been using startpage as my default search engine, but now I'm going to use Brave as my main web browser as well. Time to cut Google and the other traitors out completely.

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[–] Raps1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'd add that https://unseen.is/ is another alternative for secure messaging and email. They operate out of Iceland.

I use both Palemoon, and the Light browser. It's a Firefox fork without any of the overhead contained within Firefox. It supports most of the FF addons, but it is truly light and you do have to configure it with ffmpeg to play media.

May as well throw in some addons that are useful. uMatrix because it allows for more control than NoScript, and uBlock because, while there is some overlap with uBlock, they work beautifully together and replace a host of other addons.

Decentralize is another important addon. It redirects requests to all of Google's "free" stuff like jQuery, web fonts, etc., locally to your computer.

Adding lists to your host file is another method of blocking unwanted sites. You can also do this with OpenDNS. If you do own your router, you can block sites for the household. People are surprised when they access your wifi and discover that ads are non-existent in apps ;)

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[–] fiddleheader 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Palemoon rocks on any machine, but especially on older machines. Running on a 7yo netbook and it's as snappy as any browser on any new computer. Everything that's good about firefox w/o the bloat.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've been running Pale Moon for months. Sometimes, I just leave it running for weeks on end; without actually closing out of the browser (just minimizing it, when not in use) and right now it's at ~350MBs with a bunch of tabs open. It's been running non-stop for a few days. I remember having to restart Firefox every few hours, during heavy use, 'cause it would sometimes end up using almost all of my RAM. To the point that even the OS UI would lag.

Basically: it's everything FF should have been.

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[–] Dark_Shroud [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I literally just gave someone a link to µMatrix over on edit.

I was already thinking that I'll probably have to write a guide for the browsers.

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[–] caprep 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Keep in mind, National Security Letters and warrants can be served to any US company. Smaller companies may be less likely to be involved in dragnet surveillance, but it isn't perfect.

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[–] S3m8o 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Any advice for a good mobile browser? Ghostery / Brave /..

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[–] Dark_Shroud [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have no idea because each of the mobile platforms work differently.

I used to recommend Opera but they're owned by the Chinese now. So that leaves Firefox and third party groups.

Edit:

Ok I looked into this just a little bit because I received a few questions like this. For Android & iOS: Firefox or Ghostery.

There are a few others out there that look interesting. But I have no idea about the companies or how the browsers handle privacy.

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[–] queen_laqueefa 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thanks for this, it's really interesting. I have to start updating my knowledge on computer security, it's not up to snuff.

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[–] Rigg5 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hear me out- Our government was ALWAYS tracking us and feeding us lies. So, with that in mind, making it a LAW is similar to the first step in AA. Acceptance. The establishment has Accepted and Admitted that they want full censorship. This essentially legitimizes the conversation. I will choose to look at this as a win, because SO many people have been red-pilled already. This will force people to go offline and spread Truth in the level of personability that in many ways is much more powerful than a messageboard on the internet and can carry real movement. Make fliers, billboards, posters, graffiti... They can't make us forget what we already know. Now is the time for the information to spread at a community level.

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