Monday, November 2, 2020

Good Reports

Mark Hurst, who wrote the excellent book Bit Literacy, has a new website, Good Reports, with recommendations for online products and services that are “viable alternatives to exploitative Big Tech services.” The recommendations start with the DuckDuckGo search engine. Worth a careful look.

comments: 4

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thank you so much. I've been using DuckDuckGo for some time. But do use Firefox which he recommends against. I have Firefox set to the strictest level and delete cookies, cache and history when it closes.

Have you seen this:


Michael Leddy said...

No, I hadn’t seen that — thanks for the link.

As long as I have a Blogger blog, I’m still tied to Google. But I’ll never have Google ads or Google Analytics.

I long used Firefox, but it feels clunky on my Mac. I think Brave is a good alternative if used without the Basic Attention Token and cryptocurrency stuff. It’s more or less Chrome without the Google connection.

Some of the recommendations — especially the one for best phone — seem pretty outré to me. But I think it’s all worth a look.

Anonymous said...

And another reason not to put all of your digital stuff with one company:

Michael Leddy said...

And to save things outside of those accounts.