Alternatives to Mainstream Proprietary Software and Services

I will list some online services and different kind of software in this post, with a focus on security and privacy, as alternatives to the mainstream shady software out there (as in NSA backdoors and other annoying stuff). I try to keep freedom and open source in mind, but also decentralization. This list consists of web services and regular software for GNU/Linux mainly.

I’m not saying every listed service/software fulfils these values or is top notch. This is primarily a temporary list made for myself, but I hope you can find it useful. More testing is needed to find out if every service suites me or not. I haven’t tried all the listed services, but most of them. Feel free to post some responses to this list in the comments section.

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CryptoParty and PRISM Break

For those of you that still doesn’t know about these two websites concerning privacy, security, anonymity, cryptography, free open source software etc., check them out: – “Party like it’s December 31st, 1983”.


PRISM Break – – “Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore and Tempora.”

They have some good information and useful links in my opinion. If you know of any other websites like this, feel free to post their links in the comments.

Hello World!

Welcome to RadicalPenguin, my new blog!

Tux World

I just started this blog. It will be mostly about computer related topics, but also politics and art from time to time (hopefully).

As for now, the only real content here is the About page and the Links page. More to come, don’t worry. You can start by having a look at those two at least.

This blog is running on WordPress on top of a Debian Wheezy 7 (GNU/Linux) web server, if you were curious. Read more about the name of this blog and some other stuff about it here.

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope to see you around 🙂