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[–] scandalous-goat 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

Yet, this site uses:

  1. ajax.googleapis.com
  2. fonts.googleapis.com
  3. google-analytics.com

none of which are required in any way.

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

Does it? Why can't I see any of those domains in my ublock/privacy badger addons? They show up on other sites, so I know they're working.

Edit: Ignore me, I just realized you were talking about the site in the link.

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

Ublock is an ad blocker (I prefer Ublock Origin), Privacy Badger mimics the most common browser fingerprint (some info in browser fingerprinting here. Neither of these will pick up what Javascript sites use are loaded/trying to load. If you want to see these install NoScript. NoScript allows you to block or allow Javascript on a page-by-page basis. WARNING, it can make browsing some sites and web browsing in general very clumsy, BUT on the upside you get to see exactly what sites are trying to load, and it's quite an eye opener.

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[–] lemon11 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Beside ad blockers, Decentraleyes (it's for Firefox) can mitigate some of the privacy risk by intercepting certain requests and serving local files instead. Unfortunately, it only uses hard-coded paths, so you can't yet use it to, sort of, pin a file permanently to the cache or use a third-party cache.

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[–] scandalous-goat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks, I didn't know that extension. I'll definitely look into it.

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[–] mr2dave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yup. I thought it odd (or just plain lazy) that they recommend changing the default search engine in Chrome and Android... Why not suggest and alternative to Google's browser and mobile OS? If this isn't a duckduckgo marketing thinger, it's really half-assed.

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[–] ElDulce 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I just came to say this.

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[–] network_guy 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Ok, so seriously I need this laid out. For someone bought into the Google ecosystem, what is a legitimate way to stop using them all together. Here is a list of popular Google services that new alternatives:

  1. Search
  2. Android
  3. Maps
  4. Calendar
  5. Browser
  6. Drive
  7. Google Docs
  8. Gmail
  9. Youtube
  10. Hangouts

I already know some alternatives, but chose to leave it blank for open input.

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[–] Lopsid 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

  • Search: https://searx.me/ You can find more info here (must read). I use searx because it's the beautiful one out of that list (developers, hint hint). GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3

  • Android: CopperheadOS I've read about it but haven't used it yet. Probably Apache2, watch out for the MIT license (software with different licenses can be combined in some cases).

  • Calendar: DAVdroid calendar/contacts sync. Haven't tried it yet but it looks good sorry. GPLv3.

  • Youtube: https://www.bittube.co/ It's one probably of a list of many. I love its terms. | WebTube (for mobile) is a YouTube client (GPLv3).

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

To fill in the gaps:

  • Maps: OpenStreetMap
  • Browser: Firefox and its forks (Pale Moon, Tor Browser). You can configure them to give you much more privacy than any other browser.
  • Drive: Syncthing (open and not reliant on any provider, but not as convenient) or Drobpox (closed and centralized, but you can run it as a separate user on Linux and locally encrypt all files you put in there)
  • Docs: edit your documents in an office suite like LibreOffice and use cloud services like Dropbox only to store or share them
  • Gmail: many alternatives, but ultimately you'll have to blindly trust some provider with your emails. PGP can only get you so far. If you want privacy, run your own server or limit your use of email and switch to secure messengers (see below).
  • Hangouts: Signal, Telegram, XMPP with OTR.

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[–] 0x4F 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You can find a whole list of alternatives to try, at this anti-NSA site that sprung up after the Snowden leaks and awareness of PRISM came about:

https://www.prism-break.org/

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

These are what I use:

  1. Search = DuckDuckGo
  2. Android = Cyanogenmod (no Gapps)
  3. Maps = HERE maps
  4. Calendar = ownCloud
  5. Browser = Vivaldi, Opera, Firefox
  6. Drive = ownCloud
  7. Google Docs = Libre Office
  8. Gmail = Tutanota
  9. Youtube = Vimeo
  10. Hangouts = ooVoo, Voip, Jabber

[–] [deleted] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] network_guy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Fantastic list. My thought about gmail replacement was proton mail though. As for Android, is Cyanogenmod really a good alternative for privacy considering some of the shady stuff and backroom deals they have been accused of?

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

Significantly more comprehensive: https://www.leavegooglebehind.com/

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

The irony is the first link on OP's site goes to duckduckgo's install chrome page.

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[–] retractableclaws 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Anyone here actually use HERE Maps? And what do you all use for email?

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

Protonmail is fantastic. It doesn't do anything goofy and it lets you do all the normal stuff.

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[–] TheAwesomeDude9001 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can confirm; protonmail is amazing.

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[–] FriedFood100 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For email, Tutanota seems pretty good.

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

I use Tutanota for all my standard email and Proton for all my banking, etc. related email.

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[–] In_Cog_Nito 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Yes, I use HERE maps, and ownCloud on my Android phone/tablet instead of Google for Contacts, Calendar, Files backup. I have a Tutanota account for email. I still have a Gmail account, but it's for specific purposes and is rarely used, and never logged in on my desktop unless I use Incognito/Private window. I also use Vivaldi, Opera, Firefox, or TOR browser, never Chrome.

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

Most notable bit of that: http://dropgoogle.com/10-examples

Even I was a bit shocked by how blatant that was.

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[–] Right_Knight 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Duckduckgo

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[–] OfficialBenGarrison 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago  (edited ago)

duckduckgo is owned by a guy who made his prior fortune by selling peoples personal information against their will. And he's a jew.

DuckDuckGo was founded by Gabriel Weinberg,[14][15] an entrepreneur whose last venture, The Names Database, was acquired by United Online in 2006 for $10 million
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuckDuckGo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_Database
'You grant Opobox (Names Database) a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free right to (a) use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, translate and reformat Your Information in any media now known or not currently known, and (b) sublicense these rights, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law

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[–] OfficialBenGarrison 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

keep downvoting but it's true.

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[–] Sciency 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Startpage

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[–] Sanji 5 points -1 points (+4|-5) ago 

Use Bing, get Windows 10 and get a Windows Phone. We love you.

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[–] Fibbideh 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like it how you can share the page using Google+.

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[–] CheekyMonkey 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And here was me thinking you spell government with an n in it, as in to govern.

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