How to Escape Foreign Spying Programs

NSA-Google-SpyYes, Americans are Spying on You. Yes Chinese are Spying on You. Yes French are Spying on You. In many African countries these countries’ companies own the telecommunication companies, the hosting companies and all the basic infrastructure that run our countries.

After the recent revelation about the massive American spying program called PRISM, (which collects their data on almost everybody from mobile phone companies, Google (Gmail, search, G+) , Yahoo (yahoo Mail), Microsoft (Hotmail, Skydrive), etc.) more people became aware of the “War on people” our own elected governments are waging on us.

There is not place to hide anymore. But activists have been fighting back, and have created tools that could help you protect your privacy, your family photos and your online conversations. Folks at http://prism-break.org/ have made a list of free alternatives to the governments giant spywares (Aka Corporate America and Multinational companies products and services).

I reproduced the list here with few comment of mine, but the table is updated from time to time, so you can visit http://prism-break.org/ to get the most recent updates.

Only the Paranoid Survive. The transition to alternatives won’t be easy either because of entrenched habits and limitations of the alternatives, But there is no Free Freedom!

Operating system

  • Apple OS X

  • Google Chrome OS

  • Microsoft Windows
Web browser

  • Apple Safari

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
Web browser plugins
Web search

  • Google Search

  • Microsoft Bing

  • Yahoo! Search
Online transactions

  • PayPal

  • Google Wallet
Email services

  • Gmail

  • Outlook

  • Yahoo! Mail
Email desktop clients

  • Apple Mail

  • Microsoft Outlook
Email encryption
Maps

  • Apple Maps

  • Google Maps
Cloud storage

  • Apple iCloud

  • Dropbox

  • Google Drive

  • Microsoft SkyDrive

Personally, I use Non-cloud fiel sharing app from Bittorrent:

bittorent-sync

Private and Secure. File transfers are encrypted. Your information is never stored on a server in the cloud and your data is protected by private keys.

Social networking

  • Google+

  • Facebook

  • LinkedIn

  • Twitter
Instant messaging

  • AOL Instant Messenger

  • Google Talk

  • OS X Messages

  • Yahoo! Messenger
Video conferencing/VOIP

  • FaceTime

  • Google+ Hangouts

  • Google Talk

  • Skype
Media publishing

  • Flickr

  • Instagram

  • Picasa

  • Tumblr

  • YouTube
Document collaboration

  • Google Docs
Web analytics

  • Google Analytics
Android
iOS

  • Apple iOS Messages

  • Apple Mobile Safari

  • WhatsApp Messenger
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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

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