The messenger #Wire and the web search service #Startpage have been taken over US companies. They are/were popular services in the privacy and #cryptoparty scene. Both companies appear to be interested in the data business. Takeovers like these will happen again. If these events teach us anything it is that we should seek decentral and self-hosted alternatives to take back control. Don't put your trust into centralized services!
#searx #yacy #xmpp #jabber #matrix #fediverse #mastodon #email

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Wire is still working on decentralized (self-hosted) option. Though their target aren't private users, but business customers. So it will be possible to keep all your data outside US

@engineering That's fine but not really all that interesting to private individuals who look for privacy focused alternatives to #WhatsApp, #Telegram etc.

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