Navigating as usual through the quasi-infinite cyberspace, I have found today an interesting and practical website, with a worthy objective and quite useful information, for many. Also, this site called NoGAFAM, is in tune with a recurring theme that already in the Blog FromLinux we have touched on other posts.
NoGAFAM It is a site that not only promotes Free Software, but also motivates others to become aware of the value of data generated on the Internet, and the risk they run when using platforms, applications and services from many Tech Giants world, many of which are known as GAFAM.
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GAFAM and the misuse of our data
Recalling a bit, the first time we thoroughly touched on the subject of GAFAM and to make it clear again what the term means GAFAM in its entirety, for those who need it, we will quote the following paragraph of our old related post and we will leave it at hand so that you can visit it, delve into the subject.
«GAFAM»is an acronym formed by the initials of the
«Gigantes Tecnológicos»of the Internet (Web), that is,
«Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon y Microsoft», which in turn, are the five main US companies, which dominate the global digital market, and which are sometimes also called the Big Five (The Five)".
We also recommend you review or read for the first time, our most recent related post with this theme, which is currently very fashionable due to the interesting and controversial documentary called "The Social Dilemma" or in Spanish "The Dilemma of Social Networks". Since, in said documentary it is touched in depth:
"The current addiction that they create in people to capture their time, their attention, their data, and consequently, analyze, exploit and make profitable these same elements, that is, turn each user into a profitable product for their customers, thus subtly violating our privacy and computer security, and in some cases even our way of thinking or perceiving reality or certain concrete facts".
Also, that post has excellent links to others where we've explored topics related to Information Security, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Computer Security.
NoGAFAM: Regain control over data
El NoGAFAM website according to its own creator is:
"It was done to raise the fist in the air!, Put an end to this technological sovereignty of a few, and support local individuals and companies to regain control over the data they generate, to propose many solutions and alternatives of Services / Software to make our simpler and more sustainable life, socially and economically".
In it, we can find the following useful and practical information:
- The new oil: Where refers to people's digital and online data. Above all, to the bad practices of GAFAM and other Technological Giants on our data, while they excuse themselves under the premise of phrases such as: "We offer you personalized content"Or"We make your life easier".
- What data do they steal from us?: Where it details the types of data that are collected from us, such as usage data, service data, search and filtering data, mobility data, among others.
- And… what do we do about it?: Where it invites you to join and become aware and take action against said evident situation.
- The recipe. What will we need?: Where it tells us how we can take action to achieve the objective. And among the mentioned recommendations we will cite the following 3:
- More Free software and less abusive privacy software.
- Less Microsoft Windows by default plus GNU Linux default.
- Less Google Chrome by default plus Mozilla Firefox default.
Anyway, we invite you to know this site called NoGAFAM and finish seeing takes their recommendations for actions to take or alternatives available to replace Proprietary and commercial software by Free and open software.
And you can also expand this information on the Free Software alternatives available by accessing the following link and about the measures or actions for the protection of your data by reading the following document called «Data protection list»Created and updated frequently by Valentin delacour from the Telegram group called Privacy and OpenSource.
We hope this "useful little post" about the interesting and practical website called
«NoGAFAM», whose main objective is to promote end or mitigate the huge domain Of a few Global Tech Giants and support local individuals and businesses to regain control over data that generate, among many others, is of great interest and utility, for the entire
«Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of
And for more information, always do not hesitate to visit any Online library as OpenLibra y JedIT to read books (PDFs) on this topic or others knowledge areas. For now, if you liked this
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