So I have been trying to crack down on my privacy. I run linux on my hardware. I use a few web extensions that are recommended for security and I do my best to avoid google services. I was wondering though, what are the main disadvantages of signing in if I'm surfing "with protection" so to speak. I have to admit, there are still a few google services like google drive and youtube which I kind of covet, but I'd still rather not use google at all in most instances.
Can some one maybe break down some of the pro's and cons of signing in? Do any of you still sign into use google services or do you avoid it like the plague?
So I made a post recently about my new commitment to Privacy. I've made the choice, that I'm going to delete my Amazon. Before I do though I would like some feedback on alternatives, and more privacy friendly places to buy things
I'm in the midst of eliminating anything from my life that is connected to big tech. I'm going to delete my Amazon, and Google Accounts. I already deleted my Facebook. I'm working on getting my purchases downloaded and converted from Amazon as of writing this.
I'm going to get rid of Reddit as well. Sadly reddit has become super contaminated with censorship, and that is one of the hardest platforms for me to leave. It must be done though, i can no longer support their platform. Gmail will probably be the last thing to go. Already switched email services and i'm trying to get everything moved over. Years of connecting services to Gmail leaves me in a tangled mess.
I didn't have a point really. I just wanted to tell people who might appreciate, and solidify my actions in my own mind. I'm trying to create a new self identity in a privacy focused environment.