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Post by Tumoshimo on Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:37 pm



Minds.com takes aim at the confusing privacy features of Facebook calls itself the first open-source and encrypted social network.
And Anonymous is supporting it! O.O

Fossbytes.com wrote:Just like a usual social network, it has features like status updates, sharing the links and thoughts and yesterday Minds officially launched its mobile and desktop apps. The program behind Minds is fully open-source and all the private messages exchanged between the users are encrypted.

The Minds’ founder Bill Ottman tells Business Insider: “Our stance is the users deserve the control of social media in every sense.” Cool.

Apart from the encryption, Minds claims to use an algorithm to serve and content to the users is known to all unlike the mysterious algorithm of Facebook. It should be noted that Facebook is fond of changing the way it fills people’s Newsfeed that has resulted in decline of the organic reach.

In Minds, people are able to choose the content they post and how prominently it is displayed throughout the website. This is what Ottman refers to as “virality” and says that Minds doesn’t charge you to reach your friends and followers. It could be of great use to the users and publishers who are tired of promoting their posts on Facebook by paying money.

The website Minds.com was launched two years ago and without any “formal” launch, the website has been able to gain 60 million visitors. Ottman says that this platform is of great use to the people indulged in whistleblowing, freedom and citizen journalism.



In the recent past, Minds has attracted lots of attention from online activists like Anonymous. The Anonymous Art of Revolution Facebook page has even called for a hackathon to work on Mind’s code.

The page posted: “Anonymous is initiating a call to hackers, designers, creators and programmers to unite worldwide. Let us collaborate on the code of Minds.com and build a top site that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people.”

Such privacy focused social networks will help in creating a web that in open and secure but the question remains the same: Any one of these budding social networks has the caliber to make itself as large as Facebook or somewhat even comparable?



I must say, even this raw alpha version is more interesting then FB.
There's no need to put private information's and NSA/FBI/CIA is not spying on you 24/7.
I like concept, I will stay there and play with it. Smile
What do think guys?


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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:32 am

This certainly sounds interesting. Still need to see where exactly its going

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Post by Raven on Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:21 am

Sounds kewlllll
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Post by Tumoshimo on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:34 pm

Oh yea, who ever wanna join there, your free to add me or subscription.
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Post by Hyera on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:14 pm

:O wow~
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Post by gwidhw on Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:57 am

I came across something like before, through crowdfunding, called "Unseen".

LINK TO WEBSITE

Unseen brings both consumers and businesses strong, secure and private communications. Our skilled and experienced team have been building popular web sites and services since 1995. Before starting Unseen, we developed Before It’s News, a leading source of alternative news and information. Because of this, we’ve had numerous people share with us their concerns about internet communications security. We’ve been aware of most of the recent revelations for years.

Our premise is that everyone needs to be able to hear the truth so they can make a good choice for their future. If your communications isn’t secure, it could be monitored, blocked or changed without you knowing it. That’s not good for anyone.

With all the recent spying disclosures, we became concerned about the safety of our customer’s data, so we moved the company and servers to Iceland. Iceland has a good track record of doing the right thing for protecting privacy and their past behavior with the bankers and human rights. It’s a neutral country where during the height of the cold war, this is where Reagan and Gorbachev had their famous meetings. It’s a very developed country with state of the art data centers where your data is safe and under the protection of Icelandic laws. Our Icelandic director is firmly in control of any requests for data and will do everything legally possible to protect our customer’s communications.

In the future, expect many upgrades to our systems, as we stay abreast of the latest encryption and security technology and do everything we can to continue to earn your trust.

They're based in Iceland, apparently.
They even integrate Email and such into it as well.
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Post by Tumoshimo on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:38 pm

That would be logical choice, now US government can't shut down site. Smile
Internet is not for control, it's not physical... it's just another medium for communication & sharing information's, which nobody can't served you what you must see/hear like on TV or radio.
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