Walk Away from Big Tech
BECAUSE THE ALTERNATIVES ARE BETTER
Are you concerned about the increasing amount of spying and censorship by Big Tech?
IT’S TIME TO WALK AWAY FROM BIG TECH
This is not about wanting to punish Big Tech, and certainly not about trying to reform them.
It’s about discovering alternatives that are actually better and participating in a new decentralized internet.
RECLAIM YOUR PERSONAL PRIVACY
BREAK FREE OF CENSORSHIP
The Big Tech Myth
Why we don’t actually need them
Do you have an Android or Apple device?
It may surprise you to learn that Google and Apple did not even write the underlying operating systems their products use.
They are built on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
They just modified the code, added a few bells and whistles and of course their spyware.
Apple originally developed their own OS but eventually dumped it and built a new one based on BSD Unix,
Google did not even try to build an OS – they created Android using Linux.
These are only two examples of many FOSS projects that Big Tech has re-branded as their own. Despite the resources available to Big Tech, most of the innovation it delivers to the market place continues to come from smaller start-up that are quickly acquired.
Big Tech vs. FOSS
A team of employees secretly write the code hiding any sloppy logic, vulnerabilities and their own spyware in the hope that they will not be discovered.
A community contribute to writing the code and then publish it, so anyone can review it and point out any sloppy logic and vulnerabilities.
Security & Reliability
Big Tech generally do a decent job at securing their network and keeping it online but not for your benefit, they are protecting “their” data (your information).
Because of the transparency and strong support communities, FOSS software tends to be more secure and robust than Big Tech
Big Tech do not respect your personal privacy.
FOSS respects your personal privacy.
Big Tech actively censor content on their platforms that they do not agree with.
FOSS generally only require that content be lawful in the jurisdiction they operate.
Big Tech provides support for their paid services but very limited support for their Free products and services.
The level of support will depend on the individual project. Many FOSS projects have very active and helpful support communities.
The so-called free software provided by Big Tech comes at a very high cost. Your privacy.
FOSS is Free. You can freely copy and modify it.
Some FOSS products have a paid version with additional features and support.
FOSS IS NOT A NEW IDEA
The FOSS model has been around from the beginning of computing and was used to create the Internet.
FOSS project continue to run most of the web servers and infrastructure that enable the internet to function today.
Even this website is built using a FOSS CMS (Content Management System) called WordPress which is used by over 50% of websites.
BIG TECH ALTERNATIVES
There are FOSS alternatives for almost all software and online services you use today, and FOSS is not the only option.
There is also lots of excellent commercial software and services from small independent companies that respect personal privacy and Freedom of Speech. Some of these use a Shareware model that allows you to use a free version of their software and upgrade to a premium version if want more features or better support.
A surprising number of these alternatives are actually better than their Big Tech counterpart. Others may lack the polish, convenience and some of the features of those provided by Big Tech. The one thing they are all much better at is respecting and protecting your privacy and security.
WARNING : Stay away from anything that describes itself as “Ethical Software” which is the Orwellian term from a new WOKE software foundation that wants to replace FOSS and control who can use free software and for what purposes it can be used, based on the United Nations Guidelines.
Our relationship with Big Tech is increasingly parasitical, and until now we have been very willing hosts.
Big Tech are not content with their colossal profits,
they are now trying to take control of the internet!
IT’S TIME TO TAKE BACK THE INTERNET
The power to stop them is in our hands.
No one is going to do this for us.
Our governments certainly won’t, and the last thing we need are more laws and regulations governing our online activities and internet access. Many governments have been complicit in Big Tech spying and censorship, and have their own plans to control the internet.
All we need to do in order to take back the internet is turn our backs and Walk Away from Big Tech. It’s that easy!
TAKE BABY STEPS AT FIRST
The transition to alternatives is a gradual process that can be done in small incremental steps.
Your biggest obstacles will be breaking habits and overcoming the fear of the unknown.
You do not need to stop using Big Tech altogether.
Sometimes you may need to use Big Tech and other times you might by choice.
BUT DO IT ON YOUR OWN TERMS!
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIGITAL LIFE
Learn how to keep Big Tech quarantined from the rest of your online life.
TOTALLY FREE – You don’t need to pay to join, or for any of the FOSS alternatives.
100% LEGAL – You are simply exercising your right to choose.
COMPLETELY SAFE – It’s something you actually can do from the comfort of your own home.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
We have created Walk Away from Big Tech online communities on a number of popular alternative platforms where you will find moral and technical support.
Join one or more of our FREE online communities and start helping each other now!