August 14, 2019

Alternatives To Google And Big Tech

In response to my post about the high cost of smart technology, a comment left here highlighted alternatives to Big Tech. Since one way we can take action is by not supporting things we are unhappy with, such a list provides a valuable way to fight back.

That comment reminded me of another extensive list that I came across while doing research on smart speakers and other similar automation technologies. 

While the list is compiled as alternatives to Google, it might be better described as alternatives to many of the big technology companies currently mishandling our personal data, watching/listening/recording everything we do, and aiding in the Big Brotherisation of the planet.

However, Google does represent one of the greatest threats to personal freedoms in the Big Tech domain. A recent Google whistle blower highlights the severity of the problem.

“I gave the documents to Project Veritas, I had been collecting the documents for over a year. And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that there were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.”

You can find "The complete list of alternatives to all Google products" here. 

Note: The blogging platform of this blog is owned by Google. It is too bad that our system is so adept at turning good things into bad things. Do I change platforms, or stay with the evil I know and live with the cognitive dissonance?

Modern life is complicated. But it doesn't have to be. It is a choice we make.

1 comment:

  1. It's not easy to untangle one's self from big brother. I loathe using Chrome, but find that other browsers are quirky and don't work with some websites. Do I give up using those sites? Or do I give in to being followed, tracked and spied on?


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