A few years back, I was an avid Google fanboy. In contrast, I disliked Facebook, mainly because of Zuckerbergs ‘dumb fucks’ attitude. So my world was quite simple back then. Black (FB) & White (Google).
But after I joined Safing in early 2017, I started to question those beliefs. And boy was I in for a ride.
Over the next two years, I could ditch a lot of Google services, but there are still steps to take. I was reaffirmed in my path, both when Google ditched their slogan “don’t be evil” and the recent revelations of them building a censor machine for China & trying to downplay the story.
Anyway, here’s a list of Google Services I used and those I successfully ditched in the meantime
Google Search Gmail Hangouts Google Chrome
- Google Maps
Google Drive Google Calendar Google Contacts Google Public DNS
- Google Keep
Google Play Music
- Google Play Store
Some of them are really hard, especially to ditch them 100%! Looking at you YouTube & Google Maps!
And yes, I uninstalled WhatsApp after the FB Aquisition! Boo Facebook, boo!
Anyway, what’s your privacy story so far? And any thoughts how I can make further progress? I’d especially like to find an alternative to Google Android. Oh, and a Google Keep alternative would really help me out!