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Alternatives to Google Products


If you're ready to start using Google alternatives, this guide will provide you with all your options. We cover alternatives for every Google product.
Article word count: 1418

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17280558
Posted by wuschel (karma: 755)
Post stats: Points: 143 - Comments: 62 - 2018-06-10T22:37:07Z

\#HackerNews #alternatives #google #products
Article content:




[1]Google Alternatives

It’s been fun Google, but it’s time to say goodbye.

Have you noticed?

Google’s entire business model is based on you surrendering to their corporate surveillance. That’s it. All they do is repackage mass corporate surveillance into convenient, free, trendy applications that suck up all your data. Your private data helps Google dominate the online advertising market.

You are the product.

The other key issue to consider here is that Google is tracking and recording your activity in order to build a user profile, which can be used for various purposes. Google has many ways to track your activity, even if you are not logged into a Google account:
\* Tracking through Google Adsense (all those annoying banner ads you see on most websites also function as tracking)
\* Tracking through YouTube and other Google-owned platforms and products
\* Tracking through websites that use Google Analytics (most websites use Google analytics – but not Restore Privacy)

All the data that Google collects about you is usually monitored through targeted advertising (Google is now the largest advertising company in the world). Your data may also be provided to government authorities (Google has been [2]cooperating with governments for mass surveillance since 2009).

In other words, Google is working to track your every move online, even if you are working hard to avoid it.

The solution to this problem basically entails:

Google search alternatives

When it comes to privacy, using Google search is not a good idea. When you use their search engine, Google is recording your IP address, search terms, user agent, and often a unique identifier, which is stored in cookies.

Here are a few Google search alternatives:
\* [3]Searx – A very privacy-friendly and versatile search engine.
\* [4]Qwant – A private search engine based in France.
\* [5]Metager – A private search engine based in Germany.
\* [6]DuckDuckGo – This is a great privacy-friendly Google alternative that doesn’t utilize tracking or targeted ads. They also have a zero-sharing policy with other features, but they do record search terms.
\* [7]StartPage – StartPage is basically Google, but without the tracking.

Check out the [8]private search engine guide for additional information.

Gmail alternatives

Gmail is one of the worst products you can use if you’re concerned about privacy. Everything you do through Gmail is collected by the parent company – every email, attachment, and image… Using Gmail gives Google an intimate view of your private life and personal contacts.

When you remain logged in to your Gmail account, Google can easily track your activities online as you browse different websites, which may be hosting Google Analytics or Google ads (Adsense).

There are many different privacy email options, but here are a few popular choices:
\* [9]Mailfence – Based in Belgium – 500 MB free; 20 GB Pro
\* [10]Tutanota – Based in Germany – 1 GB free; 10 GB Pro
\* [11]Mailbox.org – Based in Germany – 2 GB storage
\* [12]Protonmail – Based in Switzerland – 500 MB free; 5 GB Pro

You can try any of the options above to find the best Gmail alternative for your situation.

[13]best gmail alternativeMailfence offers 500 MB of free storage and instant setup (no payment details required).

Many providers, such as [14]Mailfence and [15]Tutanota offer completely free accounts up to a certain storage limit.

Chrome alternatives

Google Chrome is a popular browser, but it’s recording and tracking everything you do. So check out these alternatives instead:
\* [16]Firefox browser – This is a free, open-source internet browser that’s quite popular. You can also use a variety of privacy add-ons that can block ads and tracking (but beware of browser fingerprinting).
\* [17]Tor browser – This is simply a hardened, privacy-friendly version of Firefox. You won’t need any add-ons or extensions because it’s already configured for privacy and security. That being said, it may be overkill for most users, because it will break many of the websites you visit (thanks to NoScript).
\* [18]Brave browser – Brave is a good browser with build-in privacy protections and ad blocking. However, it is also based on Chromium and is affected by the [19]WebRTC leak issue.

Check out the [20]Firefox privacy guide, which explains different privacy and security modifications you can make with Firefox.

Google Drive alternatives

If you’re looking for a secure cloud storage option, you can check out these Google drive alternatives. They are more secure and better for protecting your privacy and data.
\* [21]TeamDrive – This is a business-oriented cloud backup and file synchronization option based in Germany.
\* [22]Tresorit – This is a user-friendly cloud storage option based in Switzerland. They offer client-side encryption, but also utilize Microsoft Windows servers, which is one drawback.
\* [23]Nextcloud – Nextcloud is an open source, self-hosted file share and communication platform. They are based in Germany.

YouTube alternatives

Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be many popular YouTube alternatives, but here are a few:
\* Vimeo
\* Dailymotion
\* Bitchute
\* Hooktube

Hooktube – Hooktube is basically a YouTube proxy, which allows you to unblock YouTube videos, download videos, and get around YouTube censorship restrictions (unless YouTube deletes the video completely). This also helps to keep your data from Google.

How to use Hooktube: Just replace the domain in any YT link with hooktube.com and you get a light-weight page that loads YouTube’s media files (mp4, webm, etc) directly into your browser’s native media player. https://youtube.com/watch?v=S6bOkFLrsAc becomes https://hooktube.com/watch?v=S6bOkFLrsAc, etc. Supported parameters: start, end, loop (1 for on), speed (range: 0.01 to 4), autoplay (0 for off, default is 1).

And lastly, you can also check out the [24]unblock YouTube guide for additional solutions.

Google analytics alternative

If you’re running a website, it’s important to see which content people like the most, so you can give your readers what they want. Otherwise publishing articles is like throwing darts blindfolded at a wall. Unfortunately, Google Analytics goes overboard with the tracking. Here are a few alternatives:
\* [25]Matomo (formerly Piwik) is a great open-source analytics program that respects the privacy of visitors by anonymizing and truncating visitor IP addresses. It’s the only analytics service that is [26]certified to respect user privacy (and the only analytics used on this site).
\* [27]Clicky is another alternative, but does not have the built-in privacy protections of Matomo.

Many websites host Google Analytics because they run Google Adsense campaigns. Without Google Analytics, tracking performance of these campaigns would be difficult. Nonetheless, this is still bad for privacy.

Google Maps alternative

A map alternative for PCs is [28]OpenStreetMap.

A few Google Maps alternatives for mobile devices include:
\* [29]Maps (F Droid) uses OpenStreetMap data (offline).
\* [30]Here WeGo provides good mapping solutions for both PCs and mobile devices with their app.
\* [31]Maps.Me is another option that is free on both Android and iOS, but there is a fair amount of data collection with this alternative, as explained in their [32]privacy policy.

Google Play Store alternative

Currently the best Google Play Store alternative is to use F-Droid and then go through the Yalp store.

As explained on the [33]official site, F-Droid is an installable catalog of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.

After you have installed F-Droid, you can then download the Yalp store APK, which allows you to download apps from the Google Play Store directly as APK files.

[34]google play store alternativeThe Yalp Store is a good alternative to the Google Play Store.

You can learn more about Yalp and download it from the [35]F-Droid website here. (See also the official [36]GitHub page here for more info.)

Google Calendar alternative

The best Google Calendar alternative seems to be [37]Etar, which is open source, simple, and respects your privacy.

Another good option is the aCalendar from TAPIRapps. This appears to be another good option that respects your privacy and it also has some good features. Check it out on the [38]official site here.

Two other Google Calendar alternatives are Kin and Fruxx. However, if you read through the privacy policies, it looks like Etar or aCalendar would be the better options. This is because both Kin and Fruux collect user/calendar data.

Do you care about your privacy?

Most people looking for Google alternatives have woken up to the fact that Google is awful for privacy because they collect as much of your private data as possible.

But what about your internet service provider?

In the United States, United Kingdom, and [39]Australia, internet service providers are also recording your online activity. This information can be legally sold to third parties (in the US), or saved in government databases to be potentially used against you (UK, US, and Australia).

Aside from government surveillance agencies, there are many other third parties that are quietly tracking your online activity, such as [40]Facebook.

One of the best tools for keeping your data out of the hands of third parties is to use a virtual private network. This will encrypt and anonymize your online activity, while also hiding your true IP address and location. Check out the [41]best VPN service guide for the latest recommendations and test results.

The [42]privacy tools guide discusses other solutions as well.

Stay safe!

References

Visible links
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM_(surveillance_program)
3. https://searx.me/
4. https://www.qwant.com/
5. https://metager.de/en
6. https://duckduckgo.com/
7. https://www.startpage.com/
8. https://restoreprivacy.com/private-search-engine/
9. https://mailfence.com/
10. https://tutanota.com/
11. https://mailbox.org/en/
12. https://protonmail.com/
14. https://mailfence.com/
15. https://tutanota.com/
16. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
17. https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
18. https://brave.com/
19. https://restoreprivacy.com/webrtc-leaks/
20. https://restoreprivacy.com/firefox-privacy/
21. http://www.teamdrive.com/
22. https://www.startpage.com/
23. https://nextcloud.com/
24. https://restoreprivacy.com/unblock-youtube/
25. https://matomo.org/
26. https://matomo.org/privacy/
27. https://clicky.com/
28. https://www.openstreetmap.org/
29. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.github.axet.maps/
30. https://here.com/en/products-services/consumer-app/here-wego-app
31. http://maps.me/en/home
32. https://legal.my.com/us/maps/privacy/
33. https://f-droid.org/en/
35. https://f-droid.org/packages/com.github.yeriomin.yalpstore/
36. https://github.com/yeriomin/YalpStore
37. https://github.com/Etar-Group/Etar-Calendar
38. http://www.tapirapps.de/en/features.htm
39. https://restoreprivacy.com/australia-vpn/
40. https://restoreprivacy.com/facebook-privacy/
41. https://restoreprivacy.com/best-vpn/
42. https://restoreprivacy.com/privacy-tools/

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Alternatives to Google Products – The Complete List

 

Alternatives to Google Products


If you're ready to start using Google alternatives, this guide will provide you with all your options. We cover alternatives for every Google product.
Article word count: 1418

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17280558
Posted by wuschel (karma: 755)
Post stats: Points: 143 - Comments: 62 - 2018-06-10T22:37:07Z

\#HackerNews #alternatives #google #products
Article content:




[1]Google Alternatives

It’s been fun Google, but it’s time to say goodbye.

Have you noticed?

Google’s entire business model is based on you surrendering to their corporate surveillance. That’s it. All they do is repackage mass corporate surveillance into convenient, free, trendy applications that suck up all your data. Your private data helps Google dominate the online advertising market.

You are the product.

The other key issue to consider here is that Google is tracking and recording your activity in order to build a user profile, which can be used for various purposes. Google has many ways to track your activity, even if you are not logged into a Google account:
\* Tracking through Google Adsense (all those annoying banner ads you see on most websites also function as tracking)
\* Tracking through YouTube and other Google-owned platforms and products
\* Tracking through websites that use Google Analytics (most websites use Google analytics – but not Restore Privacy)

All the data that Google collects about you is usually monitored through targeted advertising (Google is now the largest advertising company in the world). Your data may also be provided to government authorities (Google has been [2]cooperating with governments for mass surveillance since 2009).

In other words, Google is working to track your every move online, even if you are working hard to avoid it.

The solution to this problem basically entails:

Google search alternatives

When it comes to privacy, using Google search is not a good idea. When you use their search engine, Google is recording your IP address, search terms, user agent, and often a unique identifier, which is stored in cookies.

Here are a few Google search alternatives:
\* [3]Searx – A very privacy-friendly and versatile search engine.
\* [4]Qwant – A private search engine based in France.
\* [5]Metager – A private search engine based in Germany.
\* [6]DuckDuckGo – This is a great privacy-friendly Google alternative that doesn’t utilize tracking or targeted ads. They also have a zero-sharing policy with other features, but they do record search terms.
\* [7]StartPage – StartPage is basically Google, but without the tracking.

Check out the [8]private search engine guide for additional information.

Gmail alternatives

Gmail is one of the worst products you can use if you’re concerned about privacy. Everything you do through Gmail is collected by the parent company – every email, attachment, and image… Using Gmail gives Google an intimate view of your private life and personal contacts.

When you remain logged in to your Gmail account, Google can easily track your activities online as you browse different websites, which may be hosting Google Analytics or Google ads (Adsense).

There are many different privacy email options, but here are a few popular choices:
\* [9]Mailfence – Based in Belgium – 500 MB free; 20 GB Pro
\* [10]Tutanota – Based in Germany – 1 GB free; 10 GB Pro
\* [11]Mailbox.org – Based in Germany – 2 GB storage
\* [12]Protonmail – Based in Switzerland – 500 MB free; 5 GB Pro

You can try any of the options above to find the best Gmail alternative for your situation.

[13]best gmail alternativeMailfence offers 500 MB of free storage and instant setup (no payment details required).

Many providers, such as [14]Mailfence and [15]Tutanota offer completely free accounts up to a certain storage limit.

Chrome alternatives

Google Chrome is a popular browser, but it’s recording and tracking everything you do. So check out these alternatives instead:
\* [16]Firefox browser – This is a free, open-source internet browser that’s quite popular. You can also use a variety of privacy add-ons that can block ads and tracking (but beware of browser fingerprinting).
\* [17]Tor browser – This is simply a hardened, privacy-friendly version of Firefox. You won’t need any add-ons or extensions because it’s already configured for privacy and security. That being said, it may be overkill for most users, because it will break many of the websites you visit (thanks to NoScript).
\* [18]Brave browser – Brave is a good browser with build-in privacy protections and ad blocking. However, it is also based on Chromium and is affected by the [19]WebRTC leak issue.

Check out the [20]Firefox privacy guide, which explains different privacy and security modifications you can make with Firefox.

Google Drive alternatives

If you’re looking for a secure cloud storage option, you can check out these Google drive alternatives. They are more secure and better for protecting your privacy and data.
\* [21]TeamDrive – This is a business-oriented cloud backup and file synchronization option based in Germany.
\* [22]Tresorit – This is a user-friendly cloud storage option based in Switzerland. They offer client-side encryption, but also utilize Microsoft Windows servers, which is one drawback.
\* [23]Nextcloud – Nextcloud is an open source, self-hosted file share and communication platform. They are based in Germany.

YouTube alternatives

Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be many popular YouTube alternatives, but here are a few:
\* Vimeo
\* Dailymotion
\* Bitchute
\* Hooktube

Hooktube – Hooktube is basically a YouTube proxy, which allows you to unblock YouTube videos, download videos, and get around YouTube censorship restrictions (unless YouTube deletes the video completely). This also helps to keep your data from Google.

How to use Hooktube: Just replace the domain in any YT link with hooktube.com and you get a light-weight page that loads YouTube’s media files (mp4, webm, etc) directly into your browser’s native media player. https://youtube.com/watch?v=S6bOkFLrsAc becomes https://hooktube.com/watch?v=S6bOkFLrsAc, etc. Supported parameters: start, end, loop (1 for on), speed (range: 0.01 to 4), autoplay (0 for off, default is 1).

And lastly, you can also check out the [24]unblock YouTube guide for additional solutions.

Google analytics alternative

If you’re running a website, it’s important to see which content people like the most, so you can give your readers what they want. Otherwise publishing articles is like throwing darts blindfolded at a wall. Unfortunately, Google Analytics goes overboard with the tracking. Here are a few alternatives:
\* [25]Matomo (formerly Piwik) is a great open-source analytics program that respects the privacy of visitors by anonymizing and truncating visitor IP addresses. It’s the only analytics service that is [26]certified to respect user privacy (and the only analytics used on this site).
\* [27]Clicky is another alternative, but does not have the built-in privacy protections of Matomo.

Many websites host Google Analytics because they run Google Adsense campaigns. Without Google Analytics, tracking performance of these campaigns would be difficult. Nonetheless, this is still bad for privacy.

Google Maps alternative

A map alternative for PCs is [28]OpenStreetMap.

A few Google Maps alternatives for mobile devices include:
\* [29]Maps (F Droid) uses OpenStreetMap data (offline).
\* [30]Here WeGo provides good mapping solutions for both PCs and mobile devices with their app.
\* [31]Maps.Me is another option that is free on both Android and iOS, but there is a fair amount of data collection with this alternative, as explained in their [32]privacy policy.

Google Play Store alternative

Currently the best Google Play Store alternative is to use F-Droid and then go through the Yalp store.

As explained on the [33]official site, F-Droid is an installable catalog of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.

After you have installed F-Droid, you can then download the Yalp store APK, which allows you to download apps from the Google Play Store directly as APK files.

[34]google play store alternativeThe Yalp Store is a good alternative to the Google Play Store.

You can learn more about Yalp and download it from the [35]F-Droid website here. (See also the official [36]GitHub page here for more info.)

Google Calendar alternative

The best Google Calendar alternative seems to be [37]Etar, which is open source, simple, and respects your privacy.

Another good option is the aCalendar from TAPIRapps. This appears to be another good option that respects your privacy and it also has some good features. Check it out on the [38]official site here.

Two other Google Calendar alternatives are Kin and Fruxx. However, if you read through the privacy policies, it looks like Etar or aCalendar would be the better options. This is because both Kin and Fruux collect user/calendar data.

Do you care about your privacy?

Most people looking for Google alternatives have woken up to the fact that Google is awful for privacy because they collect as much of your private data as possible.

But what about your internet service provider?

In the United States, United Kingdom, and [39]Australia, internet service providers are also recording your online activity. This information can be legally sold to third parties (in the US), or saved in government databases to be potentially used against you (UK, US, and Australia).

Aside from government surveillance agencies, there are many other third parties that are quietly tracking your online activity, such as [40]Facebook.

One of the best tools for keeping your data out of the hands of third parties is to use a virtual private network. This will encrypt and anonymize your online activity, while also hiding your true IP address and location. Check out the [41]best VPN service guide for the latest recommendations and test results.

The [42]privacy tools guide discusses other solutions as well.

Stay safe!

References

Visible links
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM_(surveillance_program)
3. https://searx.me/
4. https://www.qwant.com/
5. https://metager.de/en
6. https://duckduckgo.com/
7. https://www.startpage.com/
8. https://restoreprivacy.com/private-search-engine/
9. https://mailfence.com/
10. https://tutanota.com/
11. https://mailbox.org/en/
12. https://protonmail.com/
14. https://mailfence.com/
15. https://tutanota.com/
16. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
17. https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
18. https://brave.com/
19. https://restoreprivacy.com/webrtc-leaks/
20. https://restoreprivacy.com/firefox-privacy/
21. http://www.teamdrive.com/
22. https://www.startpage.com/
23. https://nextcloud.com/
24. https://restoreprivacy.com/unblock-youtube/
25. https://matomo.org/
26. https://matomo.org/privacy/
27. https://clicky.com/
28. https://www.openstreetmap.org/
29. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.github.axet.maps/
30. https://here.com/en/products-services/consumer-app/here-wego-app
31. http://maps.me/en/home
32. https://legal.my.com/us/maps/privacy/
33. https://f-droid.org/en/
35. https://f-droid.org/packages/com.github.yeriomin.yalpstore/
36. https://github.com/yeriomin/YalpStore
37. https://github.com/Etar-Group/Etar-Calendar
38. http://www.tapirapps.de/en/features.htm
39. https://restoreprivacy.com/australia-vpn/
40. https://restoreprivacy.com/facebook-privacy/
41. https://restoreprivacy.com/best-vpn/
42. https://restoreprivacy.com/privacy-tools/

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Alternatives to Google Products – The Complete List

 

Finally, I have deleted my #Google account today!


It was a long an challenging breakup. It started roughly 2 years ago, when I was not able to ignore anymore that Google started switching to the #darkside.

You can easily guess which social network I use instead of #googleplus. [Yes, I use and <3 #diaspora* ;-).]
Instead of #gmail, I use the email account provided by my workplace and #disroot for personal emails.
I chat by using #xmpp (via clients #conversations and #gajim using #omemo for #encryption).
I use #davdroid to synchronize my contact list, calendar and tasklist to my #moblie.
Instead of #chrome, I use #firefox, #torbrowser, #iceweasel, and #icecat.
Instead of #webmail, use #thundebird, #icedove and #k9 email clients.
I use #nextcloud and #syncthing, instead of #googledrive.
For #searching, I sue #duckduckgo and #searx.
Instead of #android, I use #replicant.

Instead of paying with my #privacy, I pay with #donation using #liberapay.


I'm also grateful to @Tiberiu C. Turbureanu (from #technoethical) for helping me fixing my broken replicant install.

 
#Google #Don't be evil #USA #Pentagon #Pentagono

http://punto-informatico.it/4432991/PI/News/google-don-be-evil-ma-meno-prima.aspx

Google is not Don't be evil any more.

Google rimuove silentemente il famoso "don't be evil" dal proprio codice di condotta, spostandolo da inizio a fine documento.

 
#AI #USA #IA #Pentagon #Pentagono #Google
Usare l'Intelligenza Artificiale per uccidere.

12 ingegneri Google lasciano: contrari alla AI per scopi bellici, commissionata dal Pentagono

La protesta di molti dipendenti Google non si limita a parole e mail interne: il malcontento causato dalla collaborazione col Pentagono per usare la AI sui droni ha portato alle dimissioni di 12 ingegneri, a cui seguiranno probabilmente altre persone

 

"How to Live Without Google" - and getting it all wrong



In a failed attempt to improve users personal privacy, DuckDuckGo jumps from the frying pan straight into the fire. With the motto
Remove Google from your life? Yes, it can be done!
they give ten advices, most of them very bad. Also, they are using inexact wording by calling things free, when they are "free as in beer", but not necessarily "free as in freedom". I comment on their three worst recommendations:
Google Search -> DuckDuckGo (free)
Let's start off with the easiest one! Switching to DuckDuckGo not only keeps your searches private but also gives you extra advantages such as our bang shortcuts, handy Instant Answers, and knowing you're not trapped in a filter bubble.
I understand, that they advertise their own service here. And while I do believe, that DuckDuckGo does not cheat and keeps your searches private, as a user, one cannot prove it. In any case, one just replaces one centralised search machine with another one. Better use a decentralised service, such as meta search engine Searx.
Android -> iOS (paid)
The most popular alternative to Android is of course iOS, which offers easy device encryption and encrypted messaging via iMessage by default. We also have tips to increase privacy protection on your iPhone or iPad.
This is certainly the worst recommendation in their list. I had to check the date of the article, when I read this. Aprils Fool's Day? I'm certainly not a fan of Android and I'm not an Android user anymore, but going for a much more restrictive jail is just stupid. Android has at least relatively free versions, e.g. Replicant. iOS, in contrast, is a carcel with beautifully painted walls. Very high walls with perfectly styled barbed wire on top. Even the most proprietary variants of Android let you at least install free software from F-Droid.org.

If you don't want to use Android anymore, like myself, better go for a free alternative, e.g. support the Librem 5 crowdfunding, or the Pyra handheld or the ZeroPhone, all three running the free Debian operating system.
Google Allo -> Signal (free)
There are several services offering private messaging but, as we've mentioned before, Signal gets our recommendation. It offers free, end-to-end encryption for both messages and private calls. It's also recommended by Edward Snowden and renowned security expert Bruce Schneier, among others.
Again, they recommend to leave one centralised service for another one. And one, that even wants your phone number, otherwise you can't use it. And one, that does not yet have a decent client for Linux. There are messengers around that are federated or completely decentralised, that do not force you give them your phone number, and that have native clients for all major operating systems. My recommendation is XMPP. If you are on Linux, use e.g. Gajim, on Android the best app is probably Conversations, for iOS there is ChatSecure and so on. Alternatives to XMPP are Ring, Matrix and more recently Wire.

Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1755:
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
One should also not give up libre software, which is essential in many ways, to purchase a little perceived safety or privacy through non-free or centralised services.

#duckduckgo #google #searx #replicant #fdroid #librem5 #pyra #zerophone #debian #xmpp #gajim #conversations #chatsecure #ring #matrix #wire

How to Live Without Google

Google tracking is more pervasive than most people realize. We show you some alternatives to Google services to limit your exposure.

 
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Google a évité 4 milliards d'euros d'impôts grâce à ses acrobaties en 2015



Google combine deux techniques : le "Double Irish" et le "sandwich hollandais".

1/ "Double Irish" renvoie à l'idée d'un jeu entre deux sociétés irlandaises, dont l'une est à moitié bermudienne :
- l'une, Google Ireland Ltd, engrange le chiffre d'affaires réalisé hors des Etats-Unis ;
- elle verse ensuite des royalties à l'autre, Google Ireland Holdings, qui détient les droits de propriété intellectuelle du groupe, hors #Etats-Unis, basée en #Irlande mais régie par le droit des Bermudes

Le fisc irlandais devrait prélever des impôts, à la source car cette seconde société n'est pas européenne, et juridiquement basée dans un paradis fiscal, sauf que :

2/ grâce au "sandwich hollandais"
- Google Ireland Ltd verse sa redevance à une coquille néerlandaise, Google Netherland BV (sans prélèvement à la source parce qu'on reste entre Européens)
- Google Netherland BV la reverse à son tour à Google Ireland Holdings (sans prélèvement à la source car les #Pays-Bas ne l'imposent pas la propriété intellectuelle).

#GAFAM #google #Alphabet #optimisation #DoubleIrish #sandwich-hollandais #paradis-fiscaux #Bermudes #fisc

 
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Why we don't publish at the Play Store



We got some requests recently, asking, why we do not publish #dandelion at the #GooglePlay.So here are our main reasons, why we don't plan to uploadthe app there currently.

First of all, we do not comply with Googles terms of service. Having to pay ~25€ to Google who did not write the app and does not respect your freedom nor your privacy on its platforms (Youtube, GMail...) just doesn't feel right. We believe, that our userbase is well aware of the privacy concerns that come with using Google's Services, so many diaspora* users actually get their apps through F-Droid (which is great). Second, if a user that does not know about F-Droid yet wants to use dandelion* and searches for it, they'll hopefully find out about the F-Droid project and may get in touch with free software that way. So by not publishing to Google Play, we hope to get more people to understand, use and appreciate free and open source software.

If you find dandelion* on the Play Store, please be aware, that you likely just found a version built by someone else. We can not guarantee that such a version has not been tampered with in terms of #malware, so we highly discourage you to use it. It should be clear, that we'll never charge you any money for using, downloading, sharing or modifying the app. Note also, that we won't support those versions.

If you want to dontate to the project to support the developers, and keep them motivated, please feel free to contact us :D As always, you can help us by submitting bug reports, code and/or translations on github and crowdin.
PS: We maintainers (@gsantner and @vanitasvitae) will soon have more time again to actively work on the app. The last weeks we were distracted with educational work, so here is some background information:

@gsantner was working on another FLOSS app called Froody, which lets you share (naturally growing) food and other things with others. He hopes to enable people to live a more sustainable life. The main idea is to share to and help other people by e.g. sharing pears, which would rot anyway if unused.Everything is built with international use in mind. The app is available at https://github.com/froodyapp/froody-android, and is currently available in #English, #German and #Japanese. Also translatable on Crowdin. He also writes his bachlor thesis about Open Source and Android, which will be completed in summer and likely to be released in an appropiate free license.

@vanitasvitae is writing his bachelor thesis about an #OMEMO module for #Smack, a #XMPP library used by many free messengers like #Jitsi or #Kontalk.
He hopes to enable those messengers to #encrypt your communication end-to-end using the OMEMO protocol introduced by #conversations.
He'll also attend #FOSDEM in #brussels by the way, so if you are there you might meet him and chat a little ;)

Sharing welcome!



Immagine/foto

Tags: #dandelion #dandeliondev #diaspora #diasporaforandroid #diasporaandroid #diasporaapp #app #fdroid #freesoftware #opensource #google #play #store #app #android-dev #foss #freie-software #freesoftware #opensource #translation #translator #release #mobile #froody #froodyapp #omemo #security #sustainability #sustainable #thesis

Diaspora-for-Android/dandelion

dandelion* - unofficial diaspora* android client

 

Leaving #Facebook & #Google world (and co.)



#Feedback and seeking your advises



I did it !

Joining D* was the first step of many to win back my #privacy online and stop supporting bad application. Long time this was waiting inside me.
Since it could be useful to others and because I still need some #help to solve some remaining issues, here is a brief "before/after" list :

- #Gmail ~~ #Posteo.de
Most difficult service to replace. This one is for me the best equation including social responsibility, privacy, email extension convenience, user interface not too far behind Gmail
- #Drive #storage ~~ #Owncloud at ocloud.de, free bundle for now
- #Drive #collaboration ~~ #Framapad for text and have to try framacalc to see if powerful enough for sheet
- #Drive #share ~~ #Framadrop for temporary sharing and my owncloud otherwise
- #Agenda ~~ ... my notebook, no IT, just some paper and the #bulletjournal approach
- #Google ~~ #DuckDuckGo
- #Hangout / #Skype ~~ #Framatalk based on #JitsiMeet
- #Chat ~~ no solution :'( someone has one ? #HELP
- #GoogleMap ~~ #Openstreetmap
- #Pocket ~~ #Framabag based on #Wallabag
- #Facebook / #Twitter ~~ #Diaspora*
- #Smartphone ~~ my #Fairphone let you choose and #android with our without #googleapps, I'll just reset it !
- was already using #Firefox (ouf ! at least, one was right ^^)

If you have any suggestion or solution for the chat / instant messaging, feel free :) I really don't know how to get rid of messenger or whatsapp... Using them a lot and removing those will make a severe cut with my friends and family...

A big thanks to #Framasoft and their project "Dégooglisons l'internet"
#howto #ungoogle #needhelp #onlinerebirth #toomuchtags

Dégooglisons Internet - Liste des alternatives - Framasoft

Dégooglisons Internet - Liste des alternatives - Framasoft

 

Leaving #Facebook & #Google world (and co.)



#Feedback and seeking your advises



I did it !

Joining D* was the first step of many to win back my #privacy online and stop supporting bad application. Long time this was waiting inside me.
Since it could be useful to others and because I still need some #help to solve some remaining issues, here is a brief "before/after" list :

- #Gmail ~~ #Posteo.de
Most difficult service to replace. This one is for me the best equation including social responsibility, privacy, email extension convenience, user interface not too far behind Gmail
- #Drive #storage ~~ #Owncloud at ocloud.de, free bundle for now
- #Drive #collaboration ~~ #Framapad for text and have to try framacalc to see if powerful enough for sheet
- #Drive #share ~~ #Framadrop for temporary sharing and my owncloud otherwise
- #Agenda ~~ ... my notebook, no IT, just some paper and the #bulletjournal approach
- #Google ~~ #DuckDuckGo
- #Hangout / #Skype ~~ #Framatalk based on #JitsiMeet
- #Chat ~~ no solution :'( someone has one ? #HELP
- #GoogleMap ~~ #Openstreetmap
- #Pocket ~~ #Framabag based on #Wallabag
- #Facebook / #Twitter ~~ #Diaspora*
- #Smartphone ~~ my #Fairphone let you choose and #android with our without #googleapps, I'll just reset it !
- was already using #Firefox (ouf ! at least, one was right ^^)

If you have any suggestion or solution for the chat / instant messaging, feel free :) I really don't know how to get rid of messenger or whatsapp... Using them a lot and removing those will make a severe cut with my friends and family...

A big thanks to #Framasoft and their project "Dégooglisons l'internet"
#howto #ungoogle #needhelp #onlinerebirth #toomuchtags

Dégooglisons Internet - Liste des alternatives - Framasoft

Dégooglisons Internet - Liste des alternatives - Framasoft

 
Immagine/foto
huh... Gmail gets a perfect score on security on this web site (toptenreviews.com)...guess i can trust them.

seems legit...

#humor #gmail #google #fake-news

 
The Fight Over Email Privacy Moves to the Senate
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/02/fight-over-email-privacy-moves-senate
_____
#security #privacy #surveillance #US #HouseofRepresentatives #HR387 #EmailPrivacyAct #Senate #USvWarshak #internet #users #digitalrights #humanrights #rights #Google #Facebook #Dropbox #ECPA #ElectronicCommunicationsPrivacyAct #CFAA #ComputerFraudandAbuseAct

The Fight Over Email Privacy Moves to the Senate

The House passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) yesterday, bringing us one step closer to requiring a warrant before law enforcement can access private communications and documents stored online with companies such as Google, Facebook, and Dropbox. But the fight is just beginning. We’ve long called for pro-privacy reforms to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the outdated law that provides little protection for “cloud” content stored by third-party service providers. H.R. 387 would codify the Sixth Circuit’s ruling in U.S. v.

 
The Fight Over Email Privacy Moves to the Senate
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/02/fight-over-email-privacy-moves-senate
_____
#security #privacy #surveillance #US #HouseofRepresentatives #HR387 #EmailPrivacyAct #Senate #USvWarshak #internet #users #digitalrights #humanrights #rights #Google #Facebook #Dropbox #ECPA #ElectronicCommunicationsPrivacyAct #CFAA #ComputerFraudandAbuseAct

The Fight Over Email Privacy Moves to the Senate

The House passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) yesterday, bringing us one step closer to requiring a warrant before law enforcement can access private communications and documents stored online with companies such as Google, Facebook, and Dropbox. But the fight is just beginning. We’ve long called for pro-privacy reforms to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the outdated law that provides little protection for “cloud” content stored by third-party service providers. H.R. 387 would codify the Sixth Circuit’s ruling in U.S. v.

 
Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt calls Trump “evil” which gives Google a possibility to take back it’s old maxim in a slightly altered form: “just be the lesser evil”

http://boingboing.net/2017/01/31/alphabets-eric-schmidt-calls.html

#ericSchmidt #google #alphabet #evil #trump #lesserhttp://boingboing.net/2017/01/31/alphabets-eric-schmidt-calls.html

 
Google permanently shuts off ad revenues to 200 ‘fake news’ sites, but keeps CNN’s fake news headlines in Google News
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-26-google-permanently-shuts-off-ad-revenues-to-200-fake-news-sites-but-keeps-cnns-fake-news-headlines-in-google-news.html
#NaturalNews #health #adrevenue #Alternativemedia #fakenews #Google

Google permanently shuts off ad revenues to 200 ‘fake news’ sites, but keeps CNN's fake news headlines in Google News

Social media giant Google, buying into the nonsensical Democratic Party claim that “fake news” fed to hundreds of alternative media sites by Russian propagandists helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, has made good on a promise to financially punish those sites.

As reported by Zero Hedge, S

 
Google permanently shuts off ad revenues to 200 ‘fake news’ sites, but keeps CNN’s fake news headlines in Google News
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-26-google-permanently-shuts-off-ad-revenues-to-200-fake-news-sites-but-keeps-cnns-fake-news-headlines-in-google-news.html
#NaturalNews #health #adrevenue #Alternativemedia #fakenews #Google

Google permanently shuts off ad revenues to 200 ‘fake news’ sites, but keeps CNN's fake news headlines in Google News

Social media giant Google, buying into the nonsensical Democratic Party claim that “fake news” fed to hundreds of alternative media sites by Russian propagandists helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, has made good on a promise to financially punish those sites.

As reported by Zero Hedge, S

 
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Why we don't publish at the Play Store



We got some requests recently, asking, why we do not publish #dandelion at the #GooglePlay.So here are our main reasons, why we don't plan to uploadthe app there currently.

First of all, we do not comply with Googles terms of service. Having to pay ~25€ to Google who did not write the app and does not respect your freedom nor your privacy on its platforms (Youtube, GMail...) just doesn't feel right. We believe, that our userbase is well aware of the privacy concerns that come with using Google's Services, so many diaspora* users actually get their apps through F-Droid (which is great). Second, if a user that does not know about F-Droid yet wants to use dandelion* and searches for it, they'll hopefully find out about the F-Droid project and may get in touch with free software that way. So by not publishing to Google Play, we hope to get more people to understand, use and appreciate free and open source software.

If you find dandelion* on the Play Store, please be aware, that you likely just found a version built by someone else. We can not guarantee that such a version has not been tampered with in terms of #malware, so we highly discourage you to use it. It should be clear, that we'll never charge you any money for using, downloading, sharing or modifying the app. Note also, that we won't support those versions.

If you want to dontate to the project to support the developers, and keep them motivated, please feel free to contact us :D As always, you can help us by submitting bug reports, code and/or translations on github and crowdin.
PS: We maintainers (@gsantner and @vanitasvitae) will soon have more time again to actively work on the app. The last weeks we were distracted with educational work, so here is some background information:

@gsantner was working on another FLOSS app called Froody, which lets you share (naturally growing) food and other things with others. He hopes to enable people to live a more sustainable life. The main idea is to share to and help other people by e.g. sharing pears, which would rot anyway if unused.Everything is built with international use in mind. The app is available at https://github.com/froodyapp/froody-android, and is currently available in #English, #German and #Japanese. Also translatable on Crowdin. He also writes his bachlor thesis about Open Source and Android, which will be completed in summer and likely to be released in an appropiate free license.

@vanitasvitae is writing his bachelor thesis about an #OMEMO module for #Smack, a #XMPP library used by many free messengers like #Jitsi or #Kontalk.
He hopes to enable those messengers to #encrypt your communication end-to-end using the OMEMO protocol introduced by #conversations.
He'll also attend #FOSDEM in #brussels by the way, so if you are there you might meet him and chat a little ;)

Sharing welcome!



Immagine/foto

Tags: #dandelion #dandeliondev #diaspora #diasporaforandroid #diasporaandroid #diasporaapp #app #fdroid #freesoftware #opensource #google #play #store #app #android-dev #foss #freie-software #freesoftware #opensource #translation #translator #release #mobile #froody #froodyapp #omemo #security #sustainability #sustainable #thesis

Diaspora-for-Android/dandelion

dandelion* - unofficial diaspora* android client

 
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Why we don't publish at the Play Store



We got some requests recently, asking, why we do not publish #dandelion at the #GooglePlay.So here are our main reasons, why we don't plan to uploadthe app there currently.

First of all, we do not comply with Googles terms of service. Having to pay ~25€ to Google who did not write the app and does not respect your freedom nor your privacy on its platforms (Youtube, GMail...) just doesn't feel right. We believe, that our userbase is well aware of the privacy concerns that come with using Google's Services, so many diaspora* users actually get their apps through F-Droid (which is great). Second, if a user that does not know about F-Droid yet wants to use dandelion* and searches for it, they'll hopefully find out about the F-Droid project and may get in touch with free software that way. So by not publishing to Google Play, we hope to get more people to understand, use and appreciate free and open source software.

If you find dandelion* on the Play Store, please be aware, that you likely just found a version built by someone else. We can not guarantee that such a version has not been tampered with in terms of #malware, so we highly discourage you to use it. It should be clear, that we'll never charge you any money for using, downloading, sharing or modifying the app. Note also, that we won't support those versions.

If you want to dontate to the project to support the developers, and keep them motivated, please feel free to contact us :D As always, you can help us by submitting bug reports, code and/or translations on github and crowdin.
PS: We maintainers (@gsantner and @vanitasvitae) will soon have more time again to actively work on the app. The last weeks we were distracted with educational work, so here is some background information:

@gsantner was working on another FLOSS app called Froody, which lets you share (naturally growing) food and other things with others. He hopes to enable people to live a more sustainable life. The main idea is to share to and help other people by e.g. sharing pears, which would rot anyway if unused.Everything is built with international use in mind. The app is available at https://github.com/froodyapp/froody-android, and is currently available in #English, #German and #Japanese. Also translatable on Crowdin. He also writes his bachlor thesis about Open Source and Android, which will be completed in summer and likely to be released in an appropiate free license.

@vanitasvitae is writing his bachelor thesis about an #OMEMO module for #Smack, a #XMPP library used by many free messengers like #Jitsi or #Kontalk.
He hopes to enable those messengers to #encrypt your communication end-to-end using the OMEMO protocol introduced by #conversations.
He'll also attend #FOSDEM in #brussels by the way, so if you are there you might meet him and chat a little ;)

Sharing welcome!



Immagine/foto

Tags: #dandelion #dandeliondev #diaspora #diasporaforandroid #diasporaandroid #diasporaapp #app #fdroid #freesoftware #opensource #google #play #store #app #android-dev #foss #freie-software #freesoftware #opensource #translation #translator #release #mobile #froody #froodyapp #omemo #security #sustainability #sustainable #thesis

Diaspora-for-Android/dandelion

dandelion* - unofficial diaspora* android client

 

Google-Facebook, i monopoli del web soffocano il mondo della cultura



http://www.pagina99.it/2017/01/05/google-facebook-monopoli-web-pubblicita-online-giornali-l/

"dal Duemila a oggi tutti noi consumiamo sempre più musica, video e articoli giornalistici, ma chi li produce incassa sempre meno."

"Negli anni Novanta gli utopisti sciocchi che allora andavano per la maggiore prevedevano che con Internet sarebbero morti gli intermediari e i produttori sarebbero entrati direttamente in contatto con gli utenti finali. Qualcuno parlò addirittura di “mercato perfetto”. Errore clamoroso. È avvenuto il contrario. Sono rimasti pochissimi intermediari a dividersi quasi tutta la torta, riducendo alla fame i veri produttori."

"costruire una rete in cui le persone non siano solo utenti a cui rubare attenzione e dati personali"

#monopolio, #google, #facebook,http://www.pagina99.it/2017/01/05/google-facebook-monopoli-web-pubblicita-online-giornali-l/

 

Google-Facebook, i monopoli del web soffocano il mondo della cultura



http://www.pagina99.it/2017/01/05/google-facebook-monopoli-web-pubblicita-online-giornali-l/

"dal Duemila a oggi tutti noi consumiamo sempre più musica, video e articoli giornalistici, ma chi li produce incassa sempre meno."

"Negli anni Novanta gli utopisti sciocchi che allora andavano per la maggiore prevedevano che con Internet sarebbero morti gli intermediari e i produttori sarebbero entrati direttamente in contatto con gli utenti finali. Qualcuno parlò addirittura di “mercato perfetto”. Errore clamoroso. È avvenuto il contrario. Sono rimasti pochissimi intermediari a dividersi quasi tutta la torta, riducendo alla fame i veri produttori."

"costruire una rete in cui le persone non siano solo utenti a cui rubare attenzione e dati personali"

#monopolio, #google, #facebook,http://www.pagina99.it/2017/01/05/google-facebook-monopoli-web-pubblicita-online-giornali-l/

 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gGakz236Tno

Why would someone invite a #google microphone into their home to snoop on them? Even though it hasn't been revealed yet, google probably has a link directly to the #NSA just like yahoo. Free isn't really free. #Privacy. #Speaker

YouTube: Google Home - Official Ad (Patrick Meneguzzo)

Introduced by Google in May 18

 

How to bump Holocaust deniers off Google’s top spot? Pay Google



https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/17/holocaust-deniers-google-search-top-spot?CMP=share_btn_tw

Note: don't use google, instead use: #digitalrights #google #holocaust

How to bump Holocaust deniers off Google’s top spot? Pay Google

Google ‘is unhappy’ with Holocaust denial beating the truth in its search results – but it probably makes more money that way

 

How to bump Holocaust deniers off Google’s top spot? Pay Google



https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/17/holocaust-deniers-google-search-top-spot?CMP=share_btn_tw

Note: don't use google, instead use: #digitalrights #google #holocaust

How to bump Holocaust deniers off Google’s top spot? Pay Google

Google ‘is unhappy’ with Holocaust denial beating the truth in its search results – but it probably makes more money that way

 
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Browser Add-On sammelt Daten



Browser-Add-On Stylish lässt Nutzerdaten sammeln

Etwa 2 Millionen Menschen nutzen z.Zt. das Browser-Add-On Stylish. Es erlaubt das Erscheinungsbild der Browseroberfläche an die eigenen Geschmacksvorstellungen anzupassen. Es ist für Firefox, Chrome und Safari verfügbar.

Der Anbieter des Plug-Ins ist nun eine Kooperation mit SimilarWeb, einer Firma für digitale Marketinginformationen, eingegangen. Damit werden nun "anonyme Nutzerdaten" beim Einsatz der Erweiterung an diese Firma weitergegeben. Zusätzlich können persönliche Informationen, wie Namen und E-Mail-Adressen, gesammelt werden, wenn der Nutzer sie freiwillig bereitstellt.

Die bereitgestellte erneuerte Datenschutzerklärung erklärt diesen Unterschied allerdings nur wage und demjenigen, der die Webseite zur Auswahl neuer Styles aktuell wieder besucht.

Mehr dazu bei https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Browser-Add-On-Stylish-laesst-Nutzerdaten-sammeln-3585601.html

Über ein ähnliches aber wesentlich stärkeres Absaugen von persönlichen Daten haben wir kürzlich berichtet: Browser Add-On WoT sammelt Surfprofile

https://www.aktion-freiheitstattangst.org/de/articles/5870-20170107-browser-add-on-sammelt-daten.htm

#Verbraucherdatenschutz, #Datenschutz, #Datensicherheit, #Ergonomie, #Datenpannen, #Datenskandale, #Stylish, #dd-On, #Plug-In, #Browser, #anonym, #Persoenlichkeitsrecht, #Privatsphaere, #Scoring, #Microsoft, #Apple, #Google, #Cookies

 
Immagine/foto

Browser Add-On sammelt Daten



Browser-Add-On Stylish lässt Nutzerdaten sammeln

Etwa 2 Millionen Menschen nutzen z.Zt. das Browser-Add-On Stylish. Es erlaubt das Erscheinungsbild der Browseroberfläche an die eigenen Geschmacksvorstellungen anzupassen. Es ist für Firefox, Chrome und Safari verfügbar.

Der Anbieter des Plug-Ins ist nun eine Kooperation mit SimilarWeb, einer Firma für digitale Marketinginformationen, eingegangen. Damit werden nun "anonyme Nutzerdaten" beim Einsatz der Erweiterung an diese Firma weitergegeben. Zusätzlich können persönliche Informationen, wie Namen und E-Mail-Adressen, gesammelt werden, wenn der Nutzer sie freiwillig bereitstellt.

Die bereitgestellte erneuerte Datenschutzerklärung erklärt diesen Unterschied allerdings nur wage und demjenigen, der die Webseite zur Auswahl neuer Styles aktuell wieder besucht.

Mehr dazu bei https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Browser-Add-On-Stylish-laesst-Nutzerdaten-sammeln-3585601.html

Über ein ähnliches aber wesentlich stärkeres Absaugen von persönlichen Daten haben wir kürzlich berichtet: Browser Add-On WoT sammelt Surfprofile

https://www.aktion-freiheitstattangst.org/de/articles/5870-20170107-browser-add-on-sammelt-daten.htm

#Verbraucherdatenschutz, #Datenschutz, #Datensicherheit, #Ergonomie, #Datenpannen, #Datenskandale, #Stylish, #dd-On, #Plug-In, #Browser, #anonym, #Persoenlichkeitsrecht, #Privatsphaere, #Scoring, #Microsoft, #Apple, #Google, #Cookies