Memories are precious.
Google Photos does a good job of storing and organizing them, and in exchange we give them ownership of our unencrypted data.
Our memories are now owned by a publicly traded company whose revenue depends on how many ads we click on.
If that is not a privacy nightmare, I don't know what is.
ente (/ɛn'tɛ/ meaning: mine)
To start with, ente is a privacy focussed alternative to Google Photos that supports end-to-end encryption.
I set out to build ente because I was convinced that a lot of us passively sacrifice privacy for convenience. That if there were good alternatives with strict privacy policies, some of us would switch.
It’s a work in progress, but here’s a demo of what has been built:
Note: Face-search will not work if you enable end-to-end encryption.
If you’d like to be notified of the beta program and launch, please drop your email address below. I'll get in touch only when I'm ready to ship.