It's just about time to use older laptops or netbooks only running Linux or Qubes OS and VPN software like Lantern just to post freely & safely online.

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by Dark_Shroud
Here is part of my big alternative list.
Email:

  • Privacy-Conscious Email Services List
  • Scryptmail – Free, based in US, end-to-end encryption.
  • Protonmail – A fully encrypted email service, hosted in Switzerland.
  • msgsafe.io – Private, encrypted, online communication. For everyone
  • Tutanota – A fully encrypted email service, hosted in Germany.
  • Mailfence – Based in Belgium, end-to-end encryption with Digital Signatures.
  • VFEmail – Since 2001, providing businesses and end-users a quick and convenient way to ensure their own security when it comes to email.
  • Unseen.is – Private and Secure. Messaging, Calling, Email and Hosting from Iceland.
  • Outlook – The only full-service Gmail competitor.
  • virtru – Free for personal use, outlook encryption plug-in.
  • TorBirdy – an extension for Mozilla Thunderbird that configures it to make connections over the Tor network.

Encrypted Messenger Software:

  • Telegram (My pick) – Similar to What’s App only independent, secure, & on all major platforms including the desktop.
  • Signal – Encrypted FOSS messenger, only on iOS & Android.
  • Threema – Designed to generate as little data on servers as possible, end to end encryption.
  • BBM – Old school with a big user base, fully encrypted, & has a feed/channel system.
  • wire – Simple, secure, private—always end-to-end.
  • Ricochet – Anonymous instant messaging for privacy through the TOR network.
  • Tox.chat – Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in.
  • Unseen.is – Private and Secure. Messaging, Calling, Email and Hosting from Iceland.
  • Matrix – Matrix is an open standard for decentralized communication.

Password Managers:

Mobile OS Alternatives:

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OS Alternatives:

  • Qubes OS – A reasonably secure operating system, what Snowden uses.
  • Haiku – Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

Social Media alternatives:

  • Gab.ai – Twitter alternative, waiting list to join.
  • MINDS – “Your social network,” Open Channel based social media network.
  • Diaspora.com – Decentralized online social world where you are in control. Intergrates into other social networks.
  • Steemit – a blockchain-based social media platform where anyone can earn rewards.
  • BBM – Old school with a big user base, fully encrypted, & a feed/channel system.
  • seenlife – Privacy concious Facebook competitor.
  • Movim
  • GNU social
  • Grassfire – a fully featured social environment that includes user profiles, chat, instant messaging, user groups, user news feeds, media uploading/sharing, discussion forums and much more!
  • Mastodon – a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication.
  • Voat.co – Reddit alternative.

Alernate DNS:

VPN/Tunneling Software:

  • I2P – The invisible internet project, similar to TOR.
  • Freenet – Browse websites, post on forums, and publish files within Freenet with strong privacy protections.
  • Greycoder – best vpn service reviews.
  • Psiphon – “For 10 years, Psiphon has provided open access to the Internet to citizens of countries with information controls and limitations.”
  • Lantern – “Better than a VPN”
  • Whonix – “offers you the most secure way to surf the web.”
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Alternate/Developing web technology:

  • I2P – The invisible internet project, similar to TOR.
  • Dark Mail Technical Alliance – developing a unique end-to-end encrypted protocol and architecture that is the ‘next-generation’ of private and secure email.
  • LEAP – a non-profit dedicated to giving all internet users access to secure encrypted communication.
  • ZeroNet – Peer to Peer, Open, free and uncensorable websites.
  • IPFS – A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol.
  • Matrix – Matrix is an open standard for decentralized communication.

1 thought on “It's just about time to use older laptops or netbooks only running Linux or Qubes OS and VPN software like Lantern just to post freely & safely online.

  1. Let’s add OpenMandriva to the list of alternative OSes: http://openmandriva.org/
    It’s meant for end users and at least one of its main developers is known to be anti-neolib anti-neocon. Probably one of the safer places to go at least if the concern is CIA spyware.

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