So I made a post recently about my new commitment to Privacy. I’ve made the choice, that I’m going to delete my Amazon. Before I do though I would like some feedback on alternatives, and more privacy friendly places to buy things
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
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Have you done any research on the matter? There are hundreds of alternatives online, offline and some even more philosophical like going minimalist. What types of things do you plan on buying?
I’m beginning to. I figured asking a community dedicated to privacy might be a good start.
It’s a tough question because if you are talking strictly about privacy (and not values like supporting small businesses, etc) you might want to consider how you pay. Financial institutions often collect data in non-privacy friendly ways, so could go down a whole path of anonymous debit cards, but that is a fair amount of effort and not failsafe. There was an interesting idea raised recently about creating a federated bartering system to acquire goods online but local.
if such a system existed i would definitely be interesting. Lately I am invested in all things fedivers. There is always crypto currency and blockchain tho
here’s the post if you are interested https://lemmy.ml/post/46268
hmm ya that was interesting. A federated Shopping system really would be an ideal use of federated technology.
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