Thursday September 14, 2017

How to Live without Google

Remove Google from your life? Yes, it can be done, according to DuckDuckGo: the search company has a new post regarding alternatives to many Google services, such as Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Maps. Unsurprisingly, they recommend their own site/engine for web searches, while FastMail, Vimeo, and Resilio Sync are mentioned as potential replacements for email, video, and file backup/sharing/storage.

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Google trackers have been found on 75% of the top million websites. This means they are not only tracking what you search for, they're also tracking which websites you visit, and using all your data for ads that follow you around the internet. Your personal data can also be subpoenaed by lawyers, including for civil cases like divorce. Google answered over 100,000 such data requests in 2016 alone!