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

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Updated by Nicole Buckler
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In Brief

  • A new phone promises to be "deGoogled"
  • It blocks big tech tracking using blockchain tech
  • The phone makers also claim that it is much safer for your crypto
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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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Nicole Buckler
Nicole Buckler has been working as an editor and journalist for over 25 years, writing from Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei, London, and Dublin. She now writes from the Gold Coast in Australia. Nicole first bought Bitcoin in 2013 not really understanding what she was doing. She is an accidental HoDLer. Got a story on the culture side of crypto? Email [email protected]