Alternative Tech

As the years go by, and just like most of us have moved on from mainstream news, the more I find myself using alternative tech to escape from the mass manipulation and censorship from companies like google, facebook, microsoft, etc. It’s often not as convenient as what it replaces, but that’s not the entire point.

Replacing google as a search engine is probably the easiest thing you can start with, and there’s a lot of alternatives (Mojeek, Qwant, Ecosia, Brave etc.) Replacing your browser from a microsoft or google one is equally easy (Brave, Librewolf, Epic, Comodo Dragon, etc.) Things get a bit more tricky at the operating system level of PCs or phones.
Google Android and Apple can be replaced with Pinephones or Linux phones, but they’re currently lacking a large amount of apps. I decided to go the route of a google-free Android called Lineage, it’s a good mix of functionality, familiarity and lack of google. Took me a few hours to figure out how to install it properly, but I’m glad I did it.

To find more choices, is a good place to look.

What do you guys use? Any suggestions?