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Above Phone: New Device is “DeGoogled” and Keeps Your Crypto Safe


beincrypto.com 02 September 2022 03:57, UTC
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Above Phone: A new phone is being marketed as “de-Googled” and comes with a decentralized search engine, powered by blockchain technology.

The Above Phone is being sold with a web browser and search engine that is ultra-private and helps users completely ditch big tech tracking. Michael Saylor definitely needs this to avoid paying his taxes.

Big tech is Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, and Meta (Facebook) and Microsoft, among others. Chinese apps like TikTok have also been accused of harvesting data from our phones.

Big tech has been in the news multiple times for making billions by selling consumer data to third parties, sometimes illegally. With the Above Phone, theft of consumer data is blocked by default.

“Are you Degoogled?” is a current trend whereby consumers take back their data from the big tech giants.

Above Phone and Surveillance

There’s no getting around it. We live in an age of increased worry about surveillance. We also worry about security for crypto assets.

Above Phone say they help their customers get around this. They provide users with a private, secure phone that uses open-source, privacy-focused software. They say their range of apps can replace big tech’s apps.

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Above Phone’s collab with Presearch means the phone can be taken out of the box, fired up and will have a decentralized search engine ready to go.

Presearch say their search engine has more than 4 million registered users. This makes it one of the largest blockchain projects in the world. Its users do over 100 million searches a month.

Above Phone say the phone “is not just an alternative to big tech phones but a platform for ensuring your privacy on the go, featuring the latest cutting-edge alternative operating systems. Above Phone and the Above Privacy Suite provide encrypted voice calls, video calls, text messaging, email, video conferencing, VPN, and now the leading decentralized search engine.”

Of course, you can use other browsers. But by setting Presearch as the default web browser and search engine, Big Tech can’t see what you are searching for on the Above Phone. Search queries are not stored. This means that users are totally anonymous.

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