Social networking

Liberating communities.
Most corporate networks and services harvest your data for profit, in various sneaky ways. So where can you hang out with friends, family or colleagues in private, while controlling your own data, keeping your rights and not being a target for ads?

 

OPEN NETWORKS

These *genuinely free* alternatives protect your privacy and liberty. You can join anonymously, try them out and delete yourself easily, if you wish. Or stick around and socialise. Whatever works.

Unlike Facebook (Google, Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc.), these services don't spy on you or market your data. You are not a product, you're a human being. Why not use networks and products which respect that? Ask some friends to come with you as an experiment, like a six week diet. Try it and if you don't like it, you can always change to something else!

 

 

Diaspora*

Alternative to Facebook. (*The asterisk is part of the name.)

Website | Android app (Threat: PayPal object for donate button.)

 

GNU Social

Alternative to Twitter.

Wikipedia info | Android app (Threat: Google Fonts.)

A great version of GNU Social is Quitter!

 

Other tools.

Alternatives to Skype, Facetime and WhatsApp.

 

FACE TO FACE

Voice, video and text chat, for most devices!
Wire.

 

SECURE CHAT

Android and iOS.

ChatSecure (Threat: Google Analytics.)

Signal (Threats: Getclicky, Google APIs.)

 

Linux, Mac and Windows.

CryptoCat

 

SECURE VOICE CALLS

For Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows.

Linphone (Threat: Google Analytics.)