duckduckgo is trash. The whole privacy thing is a lame marketing attempt, they just piggy back off google and collect even more data on you.
ivansirko said:Start using this if you havent already:
Avoid the 14 eyes. Stay the F off Tor. It sends unencrypted data.
A security researcher intercepted thousands of private e-mail messages sent by foreign embassies and human rights groups around the world by turning portions of the Tor internet anonymity service into his own private listening post.
Can exit nodes eavesdrop on communications? Isn't that bad?
Yes, the guy running the exit node can read the bytes that come in and out there. Tor anonymizes the origin of your traffic, and it makes sure to encrypt everything inside the Tor network, but it does not magically encrypt all traffic throughout the Internet.
This is why you should always use end-to-end encryption such as SSL for sensitive Internet connections. (The corollary to this answer is that if you are worried about somebody intercepting your traffic and you're *not* using end-to-end encryption at the application layer, then something has already gone wrong and you shouldn't be thinking that Tor is the problem.)
John Michael Kane said:All good ideas. I think it starts with pushing an alt-tech conversation into existing platforms like faceborg and twatter. Once enough people are aware of alternative methods of connecting, let them ban the rest of our accounts on those platforms. The more people they ban, the harder it is to deny the censorship, but the bannings also can be used to increase alternative platform membership.
John Michael Kane said:2. DNS access
Domain services, especially if pressured by left-wing groups are already under attack. Don't like someone? Call their domain registrar and tell them they are hosting a Nazi. Now their domain is locked and can't get transferred. We need legal action to be taken against domain registrars who block transfer or freeze accounts of domains that are NOT BEING USED FOR ILLEGAL PURPOSES.
Free-speech advocates must start suing registrars who freeze accounts and hold domains hostage for political reasons. Counter.fund might be an excellent place to start such a campaign once launched. Registrars need to defend any domain freeze as based in breaking the law, not offending SJWs.
While I think it certainly doesn't hurt to consider "alternative web" solutions, there's still plenty of internet freedom out there in the United States that needs defending. Easy of access of the current system is what brings a message to a mass audience.
We need to keep that access open and fight for every inch of it, and only use "alternative web" as a fallback in case we lose the first fight. "Alternative web" should be a secondary consideration, because it also makes it easier to brand it as "Dark Web 2.0" where only the mean, scary people hang out. We need the Web As We Know It to stay intact.
According to the rules set forth by the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), only shareholders who own more than $2,000 in stock or 1% of the company are permitted to initiate a shareholder proposal.
Once the proposal is submitted, the SEC rules require the company add the proposal to the agenda for voting the next annual shareholders meeting, unless the SEC provides special permission to exclude it from consideration.
The contact information for where to submit shareholder proposals is available on the company’s proxy statement from its most recent annual gathering. This will include the submission deadline, which is generally six months prior to the actual meeting. The point of contact is more than likely the corporate counsel.
Be timely. In many instances, the recommendation in a proposal is something management would prefer to ignore. Missing the deadline enable that to happen. And use a reliable shipping service that can provide a signed receipt of delivery.
You will need to attend the annual meeting to present your proposal, unless in the unlikely event management agrees to a vote without the proposing shareholder present. Carefully review the proxy statement to understand the rules of attendance and participation. It is also recommended to call ahead to overcome any potential issues or requirements for admission to the meeting.
Costs can vary. Aside from your time and effort, documentation filing and associated legal fees can run several thousand dollars.
Before you start to fire in shareholder proposals, carefully review your position. Ensure it is a practical resolution, one based on affecting a policy change, so you will need to research company by-laws. Consult an attorney, but do your research beforehand to make the best use of that billable time. And emotion and passion are fine for motivation, but base your decisions on sound logic and an objective perspective to ensure a shorter path to success.
We believe this effort was coordinated and planned. We knew this day would come and now we have entered a crossroads with a very binary decision: remove one post or lose our domain and thus the entire website.
Our choice was very clear to me. The post needs to come down. If it does not, we lose our domain.
The free and open internet as we know it is under attack. It is centralized and controlled by no more than a handful of companies who provide these services:
Mobile device hardware and software distribution
Without any of these things an individual website can not possibly compete and operate at scale. If left unchecked, these centralized platforms will continue their dominance and control the means of all information, personal data, and communication on the internet.
beta_plus said:What skills could one learn to assist with Alt-Tech? I work as a data analyst, and know a fair bit of programming, including data structures, databases, and object oriented programming, and though I'm not a world class expert, I have blog posts for very complex parts of programs that you have definitely heard of that are in the top 10 for google searches and at least 80,000 people have read. I tried to learn ruby on rails (which I understand was used to originally create Twitter) with kindle books and online sites and recently gave up in frustration due to too many gaps and assumptions of the reader's knowledge made in the material. I'm going to try Python Django since I already have quite a bit of experience and training with Python.
Can anyone provide any educational ideas/links to resources?
Rush87 said:Stocks in Alt-Tech companies would be an incredible investment once they are up and running. At least a third of the US market would be ready to jump ship if a viable alternative entered the mainstream by the end of Trump's second term.
Yat?Does anyone have any suggestions on alt tech services for purchasing domain names?