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I really do not understand the thought process behind this page:

Why is chromium not listed as a free alternative to Chrome/IE/Safari?

What components of DDG are partly proprietary and which are not? (not a criticism of DDG just this page) What is a "free search engine" anyway?

Why are Firefox and Thunderbird listed alongside Iceweasel and Icedove?

How do you list OpenNIC if they have not adopted an official privacy/anonymization policy?

Speaking of official privacy policies; I see that you tried to load /analytics/piwik.js. Where is the privacy policy for prism-break?




> What components of DDG are partly proprietary and which are not? (not a criticism of DDG just this page) What is a "free search engine" anyway?

These parts are open source: https://github.com/duckduckgo. I've added this note to PRISM Break. A free search engine would be a search engine where users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. YaCy fits this description, but there are currently not a lot of people using YaCy at the moment.

> Why is chromium not listed as a free alternative to Chrome/IE/Safari?

Chromium will be added once I get a list of good Chromium extensions that rival the Firefox addons.

> Why are Firefox and Thunderbird listed alongside Iceweasel and Icedove?

Iceweasel and Icedove are difficult to install on Windows and OS X. If users are unable to switch to Linux, Firefox and Thunderbird are still really good options.

> How do you list OpenNIC if they have not adopted an official privacy/anonymization policy?

Good point. OpenNIC will be removed for the time being.

>Speaking of official privacy policies; I see that you tried to load /analytics/piwik.js. Where is the privacy policy for prism-break?

PRISM Break does not track the last 2 bytes of your IP - e.g. 192.168.xxx.xxx. A Privacy Policy is on the todo list.

EDIT: https://prism-break.org/privacy.html


Would you please add rsync.net to the "cloud storage" section ?

If you're not familiar:

http://www.rsync.net/resources/notices/canary.txt

We explicitly support duplicity and git-annex which makes us very versatile for secure cloud storage.


There isn't much of a thought process. I opened an issue arguing for a more focused and defined modus operandi, but as it stands, the site is a community generated list.




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