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(08-27-2019 08:51 PM)Athanasius Wrote:  
(08-27-2019 12:40 PM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  Google is for globalists and progressives. Aside from using YouTube and Google Maps, it's easy to unplug from their Big Brother-esque ecosystem:

- ProtonMail for email
- DuckDuckGo for searches
- Native applications for everything else

Happy I got out sooner than later; who knows what they're using your data for.

I'd add:
-Brave for browser (Chrome is just another data miner just like google.com)
-qwant.com for search (I like it better than DDG. I've barely used google since I switched to qwant, whereas DDG's searches were lacking.)

Youtube is the hard one to replace right now because that's where the content is. But you can at least use Brave and not have to watch the ads.

BitChute for YouTube.

If you insist on using YouTube, then I'd recommend doing so via Invidio.us.

Since we're discussing it, this site has tracking scripts from Google Analytics, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, on it. There's a point where the cord has to be cut.
08-28-2019 05:55 AM
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(08-27-2019 08:51 PM)Athanasius Wrote:  -qwant.com for search (I like it better than DDG. I've barely used google since I switched to qwant, whereas DDG's searches were lacking.)

Qwant is also part of the Christchurch Conspiracy. I will definitely avoid using that.

I like Duck Duck Go. You can still use Lycos and Excite, which were both out there several years before Google.

It's interesting to think about how or why Google got as big as it did. I naturally wonder what caused all this growth. It suddenly appeared and became the search engine.
08-28-2019 06:09 AM
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RE: The Google thread
(08-27-2019 12:40 PM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  Google is for globalists and progressives. Aside from using YouTube and Google Maps, it's easy to unplug from their Big Brother-esque ecosystem:

- ProtonMail for email
- DuckDuckGo for searches
- Native applications for everything else

Happy I got out sooner than later; who knows what they're using your data for.

I'd imagine something like the plot of Winter Soldier.
08-28-2019 08:01 AM
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(08-28-2019 06:09 AM)puckerman Wrote:  
(08-27-2019 08:51 PM)Athanasius Wrote:  -qwant.com for search (I like it better than DDG. I've barely used google since I switched to qwant, whereas DDG's searches were lacking.)

Qwant is also part of the Christchurch Conspiracy. I will definitely avoid using that.

I like Duck Duck Go. You can still use Lycos and Excite, which were both out there several years before Google.

It's interesting to think about how or why Google got as big as it did. I naturally wonder what caused all this growth. It suddenly appeared and became the search engine.


As an old guy I will tell you as it appears to be lost in the Mists of Time.

Google is in its dominant position because back in the day it was a fantastically competent company. They nailed search long ago and in a lot of ways are just making it worse now by making it woke.

As someone who was around when it all came up, I can tell you that all the alternatives sucked hard. Google was (and is, really) - an Amazingly good search engine. Some of its competitors might finally be competitive (Bing, maybe) - but that was far from always the case.

Just kidding, it was da joos.
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Well...it wasn't either-or.

A big part of the reason why Google's search functionality was superior is that they had NSA backing the other firms lacked. That's a distinct technological advantage.
08-28-2019 08:19 AM
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This is an Amazon thing not a Google thing but since this thread is hot I'll drop it here.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-2...epartments

Quote:Is Amazon's Surveillance Machine Secretly Infiltrating Police Departments?

Big Tech has come under fire quite consistently for privacy concerns and has even faced big fines for violations (which they can afford). It seems that public attention on this matter has forced them to start going underground, with secret back-end deals with the government at local levels to expand their surveillance capabilities.
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Long story short.
Amazon makes video capture doorbell and puts in a backdoor for police to use the cloud or realtime footage.
Amazon makes a deal with police to get them to push these devices in their community for what amounts to semi-legal surveillance options and possibly kickbacks.

So if you've ever wondered why your government keeps rolling out faster networks despite the fact you can already stream on 3 separate devices in your home then think about where all that extra bandwidth is actually going to go.

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08-28-2019 08:23 AM
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(08-28-2019 06:09 AM)puckerman Wrote:  
(08-27-2019 08:51 PM)Athanasius Wrote:  -qwant.com for search (I like it better than DDG. I've barely used google since I switched to qwant, whereas DDG's searches were lacking.)

Qwant is also part of the Christchurch Conspiracy. I will definitely avoid using that.

I like Duck Duck Go. You can still use Lycos and Excite, which were both out there several years before Google.

It's interesting to think about how or why Google got as big as it did. I naturally wonder what caused all this growth. It suddenly appeared and became the search engine.

Google just was way better than the other search engines back in the time period around 2000. Way way better. Faster, higher quality searches. They didn't start politicizing their searches much until the last few years. It was like a huge bait and switch operation, and that's not even discussing them collecting enough data to be a demonic tool for a leftist dictatorship.

Gab's browser uses Qwant. I've just found the quality of its searches higher than DDG, but both are a massive improvement on subsidizing Google's awfulness.
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09-09-2019 07:06 PM
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Google has really hamstrung themselves with the anti-politics input. These days, to get anything useful I need to search by the precise title, and author, to find what I'm looking for. Otherwise, it's nothing but "Officially Approved" sources that have little to do with what I'm searching for - either on Google or YouTube.

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(09-10-2019 01:16 AM)Aurini Wrote:  Google has really hamstrung themselves with the anti-politics input. These days, to get anything useful I need to search by the precise title, and author, to find what I'm looking for. Otherwise, it's nothing but "Officially Approved" sources that have little to do with what I'm searching for - either on Google or YouTube.

Google's engine went from showing us what they think we're looking for to showing us what they think we should be looking for.
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The same for their youtube searches. Nothing but checkmark users when I am trying to get something authentic. I use to find obscure people's stuff that was nice and homely. Now it's just over produced mainstream garbage.
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Switch to BitSchute and let youtube die.
09-11-2019 08:40 AM
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(09-11-2019 08:40 AM)AntoniusofEfa Wrote:  Switch to BitSchute and let youtube die.

I will, once BitChute stops crashing out randomly. :/

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Anyone has any experience with Open Tube?

I tried to switch to Bitchute permanently, but 9 out of 10 times I can't get any videos to play or upload.

Don't call it a grave, it's the future you chose.
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(09-12-2019 09:09 AM)ilostabet Wrote:  Anyone has any experience with Open Tube?

I tried to switch to Bitchute permanently, but 9 out of 10 times I can't get any videos to play or upload.

Odd, I use BitChute whenever possible and have never had a problem (playback only; I have never tried to upload).
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(09-11-2019 09:39 AM)Aurini Wrote:  
(09-11-2019 08:40 AM)AntoniusofEfa Wrote:  Switch to BitSchute and let youtube die.

I will, once BitChute stops crashing out randomly. :/

It never crashed on me. I used on chrome browser on an HP X2 1012G1, and on the app running on a Samsung S8 mobile.
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Quote:BREAKING: 50 state attorneys genera led by ⁦@KenPaxtonTX⁩ announce antitrust investigation of Google

That's good and all but unless Google is broken up than it is just meaningless posturing.

Google controls 95%+ of search (#1 in search), a majority of online free video watching (#1 in free non-adult online video), the #1 online advertising platform, #1 phone operating system, and significant shares in other online services.

One company controlling one of those isn't too bad, maybe two, but having all those is simply too much power and control for one company.
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