Opt Out Of PRISM website launched; recommends alternative software & services

PRISM is a $20 million data collection program, where many US-based Internet companies like Google Facebook, Yahoo, PalTalk and other bigwigs like Apple and Microsoft have leaked their users information to the National Security Agency & FBI organization of the US government. Although most of these companies have denied their involvement, suspicion remains that they could still be passing on user data.

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Raising concerns about this have prompted some to suggest alternate ways of working on and with your computers. A newly launched website Prism Break recommends alternate operating systems, software and services, which you could instead of your present one’s to avoid sending out information via PRISM.

Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program. Stop reporting your online activities to the American government with these free alternatives to proprietary software.

For instance, instead of Apple OS X, Google Chrome OS or Microsoft Windows, the website offers options like using GNU/Linux Free, Debian,  Fedora, Tails, Trisquel or BSD. It suggests that you dump Google, Bing or Yahoo Search and go with DuckDuckGo, Seeks Project, StartpagePrivate or  YaCy – all anonymous, unlogged web searches.

Have a look at Prism-Break.org and see if you find something of interest there.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.


  1. Arun Kumar

    Wonder if VPNs can be trusted! They claim privacy but then, even Google does!

  2. RaginNDN

    I was wondering the same thing about VPN using tomato(SSH) on a router and putty on your remote computer. Any comments on this approach?

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