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47+ Alternatives To Privacy Violating, Censorship Happy, Power Abusing, Tech Tools and Services

Butch CrassidySep 16, 2017, 2:47:41 AM
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Regardless of whether you believe there is a need to regulate tech giants, or that the call to regulate the internet is a trap, I think most people would agree that it's probably worthwhile to seek out alternatives.

 

Regardless of whether you believe all of the tools and services that have alternatives listed for them are big, bloated, censorship happy behemoths, I think most people will agree that the they have less power over us, when we are able to seek out alternatives.

 

On this page, you will find a list of alternatives to many commonly used tools and services, provided by tech giants. The focus is on tools and services that provide a greater degree of privacy, and a greater degree of resistance to censorship.

 

Let me know what you thinking of the alternative options, to services provided by tech giants.   If you are aware of alternatives that should be listed, but aren't, tell me about them, and let me know why they should be on the list.  Let me know your thoughts, in the comments. (but keep your comments civil, and safe for work..)

 

Help me get the word out, about these alternative tech tools and  services. Re-mind this post, share it on other social media platforms, and show to family and friends.

 

 

Alternatives To  Google Search

 DuckDuckGo

StartPage

IXQuick

Qwant 

Searx

 

 

Alternatives To Youtube

BitChute

Vid.me

Dtube.video

Lbry.io

Full30  (It's like a youtube, for guns.)

Censored List (For videos that have been put in youtube's limited state.)

HookTube  (Appears to be a way to watch youtube videos, without visiting youtube.)

 

 

Alternatives To Facebook

 Minds.com

MeWe.com

 

 

Alternatives To Twitter

Gab.ai

Mastodon

Twister (For Linux)

 

 

Alternatives to Reddit

Voat

Aether

 

 

Alternatives to Wikipedia

 Infogalactic 

Citizendium

Scholarpedia

Encyclopedia Britannica

  

 

Alternatives to Gmail

 Tutanota

Zoho Mail

Posteo

Startmail

Protonmail

Hushmail

Yandex Mail

BitMesssage

VFEmail

Mail.com

 

 

Alternatives to Google and Facebook Desktop Messengers

 Pidgin + OTR On Windows  

Pidgin + OTR On Linux

Signal Desktiop Messenger

OTR.to

 

 

Alternatives to Skype

Signal 

Jitsi

Tox

Egika

Discord

 

 

Alternatives to What'sApp

Signal

Wikr

Telegram

Threema

 

 

Alternatives to Dropbox

Syncthing

Seafile

Nextcloud

Mega

 

 

Alternatives to Firefox, Edge, and Chrome

Brave

Vivaldi

Pale Moon

WaterFox

Yandex Browser

IceCat

Chromium

 

 

Alternatives To Imgur

Imgoat

Kek.gg

 

 

Alternatives to Google Android App Store

APKPure

F-Droid

 

 

Alternatives to Apple's iPhones,  Google's Android Phones, and Microsoft's Windows Phones

Librem 5 (It's early on in it's funding, so it's hard to guess if it will turn out to be a usable alternative. )

Ubuntu Touch (It seems rumors of it's death, were somewhat exaggerated.)

Blackberry Phones with Blackberry 10 OS

Sailfish OS

Lineage OS

Copperhead OS

Replicant

Tizen

 

 

 

Alternative DNS and Domain Registration

Namecoin Dot-Bit

OpenNIC Project

  

 

Decentralized Alternatives to Regular Webhosting

Zeronet

IPFS

 

 

 Note: I used affiliate liks, where it was already possible for me to do so. So far, I haven't gone out of my way to join affiliate programs for any of the other services I've linked tom but I might consider doing so, in the future.