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 Googled?” 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 says 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.
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 says 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 says 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.
Got something to say about the Above Phone or anything else? Write to us or join the discussion in our Telegram channel. You can also catch us on Tik Tok, Facebook, or Twitter.
All the information contained on our website is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. Any action the reader takes upon the information found on our website is strictly at their own risk.