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I don’t usually post my own stuff on here, but I’ve been developing lists of relatively reliable media for several years - though it’s definitely difficult to define.
I wrote this critique of the media, where I also argue that the more appropriate term is “establishment media” rather than “mainstream media”: https://www.mediaactivist.com/media-activism/
You can also find the aforementioned list on my website (albeit embedded via the bird site!)
I actually agree with the different comments here - I found PrivacyGuides to be an improvement on PrivacyTools, but after learning about what had happened, I couldn’t bring myself to continue endorsing the former. I also get sick of seeing recommendation for things like Brave when we know their CEO Brendan Eich is a bigot previously ousted from Mozilla after his views became evident. Maybe some of us should start our own version altogether! One with an intersectional anticapitalist approach.
I’ve been using Proton Calendar since it became available, and have loved it. It keeps getting better and better. Whenever anyone asks me for a non-Google Calendar, I recommend this. I use /e/OS so haven’t used it via Google Play store either; I must have used either the /e/OS app store or Aurora - I can’t recall.
Great! I should have probably said that eOS are selling the refurbed phones as Murena. The list of devices that eOS can go on is incredible, and there’s an “easy installer” that helps with the process for many. I’ve also found the system itself just so smooth and easy to use, with its own cloud service, on top of being deGoogled 🙂 Also privacy-focused and open source software - from a non-profit! 👍
I feel your pain! I switched to Murena from e.foundation so you can get a deGoogled refurb phone - or just install the eOS operating system on an older phone. Hope this helps or at least provides food for thought. https://e.foundation/
I don’t remember saying anything about that? I was talking about boycotts and divestments as strategies. I’m certainly not going to defend the Ukrainian state any more than I am the Russian state as somehow the poor little “oppressed” entity; that’s ludicrous (and kind of grotesque to compare Russia to Palestine…jfc). It’s the people I care about, not nation-states.
The Putin Regime is diabolical, of course. And divestments and boycotts helped bring down South Africa apartheid, so such actions they have their place. But I think what bothers a lot of people is the double standards of corporations doing business with, say, the likes of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who trample over human rights and whose brutality has created the worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen. It’s definitely worth debating the targeting and effectiveness (and consistency, or lack thereof) in such pulling of services.
It’s interesting. It’s not as apolitical as Gabriel Weinberg makes it sound (because everything is of course political, including opposing disinformation). I’m not sure how DuckDuckGo codify this approach - for example, as terrible as the disinformation from Russia is, what do DuckDuckGo plan to do about the disinformation in the West? Or does that not bother them? Honest questions, by the way; I’m not claiming to know all the answers 🙂
I find tosdr.org is a useful website to pick apart terms of service to find out what sites and services are actually doing with our data. (I just checked and Tidal is included on the site, not sure how helpful that is!)
This. Not to mention all the times each week I witness ambulances struggling to get across town because of all the traffic…tragic.