OptOut News 12+

Independent news you can trust

OptOut Media Foundation, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 48 Ratings
    • Free



OptOut is a free news aggregation app that brings you the best of independent media. Read, listen to, and watch news content from financially independent sources—news you won’t find anywhere else.

All content comes from news outlets that are financially independent. No corporate owners. No institutional bias. No conflicts of interest.

We feature investigative reporting and stories about climate, democracy, justice, labor, and other important topics. We have a special focus on voices traditionally underrepresented in the media industry.

A diverse team of experienced journalists hand-curates the news of the day, not corporate algorithms designed to boost profitable content.

Follow outlets and individual journalists to create your own personalized feed.

OptOut respects your privacy by design and does not sell your preferences or browsing history to advertising firms.

This app is a project of the OptOut Media Foundation, a nonprofit charity founded and led by journalists, not Big Tech. We’re funded by grants and by you, our audience, not corporations or Wall Street.

Opt Out of the corporate media. Opt in to independent news you can trust.

What’s New

Version 1.0.19

We've fixed several bugs that were causing some notifications to be routed to the corresponding news item more than once.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

ArjK5 ,

Great alternative for news

The app and stories are great. One complaint I have is with the app. I get notifications on different stories, but when I click on the notification I’m sent to the Home Screen of the app instead of the specific story. This kind of kills interest because a lot of times, a specific story piques my interest, but then I don’t want to scroll through to search for that story. Instead. Just have the notification linked to the story it notified me of.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thanks for this comment. Since you made it, we've updated the app so push notifications go directly to the content referenced in the notification. We hope this improves your app experience! If you're inclined to change your rating and review, please do.

nrk99 ,

Pixel tags?

I was about to sign up as interested in the journalistic concept as in checking out the news aggregator functionality. I read a few opening paragraphs of the T&C before I scrolled quickly to the privacy policy. And this is what I saw:
Pixel tags and other similar technologies.
Pixel tags. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
I’m fine with the app owners tracking detailed app activity. But Yikes! using pixel tags to track activity outside the app? Yeah… no. Delete.

Lindzy Von photography ,

Best News App

This is my favorite news app! I love that I can follow local news, national news and the local paper from my home town. I also love that I can watch videos or podcasts while scrolling other articles.

App Privacy

The developer, OptOut Media Foundation, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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