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Google has your personal info - this box can get it back

Google has your personal info - this box can get it back

Searching and surfing the Web is a part of everyday life, but it's not without its dangers. It's very easy for companies - such as Google - to get a hold of your personal data.

Many smartphones users, for example, use Google Calendar to plan their lives. Because your events sync across your gadgets - and you can share them with others - it's very convenient. It also means Google can see when your kids have a soccer game, when you go to the doctor, when you need to pick up prescriptions - your entire life, basically.

Some argue that the only solution is to quit the Internet entirely, but that's not really practical for most people.

Others say that a dedicated personal server and non-Google programs can restore your privacy. Unfortunately, setting that up is a bit tough for those who aren't that tech savvy. Or is it?

Meet the Indie Box One.

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The Indie Box One is a personal server that you can put in your house, and it comes pre-loaded with Web apps to replace Google Calendar, Dropbox, Facebook's photo albums and more.

That means you control your information. You can choose to make your calendar, photos and more available to you and your family when you're on the go, or keep everything restricted on your own network.

IndieGoGo is currently hosting the start-up, and for $499 you can pre-order your own Indie Box One. It's simple to install, only has one button - the power button - and boots in a matter of seconds.

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Want to read more about the Indie Box One? Click here to see the campaign on IndieGoGo.

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