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It might be a pathetic, first-world panic attack - but I'm increasingly narky about Google.

Gmail is bombarding me with ads.
The search engine is skewed by commercial interest.
The mapping (brilliant as it is) keeps a detailed log of everywhere I've been.

I'm concerned at the frequency of their requests for me to sign up to their long-winded policies on privacy and security. I yearn for simple effectiveness. I tend to mingebag it. I like the concept of privacy.

Have others gone as far as they can to lose Google?

I'm using DuckDuckGo, for a while, as my default browser (on Firefox).
I've just set up a protonmail email account.

I'm just getting used to both interfaces, learning the limitations. They are both pretty simple in their interpretation of what it takes to be a free web utility.

I'll consider gradual migration of accounts and stuff as I go along.

Is this a fools errand, or are others in the same frame of mind? :type:
 

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I've got Proton mail for sending anything like
bank details etc.


You can reset your google ads identity from time-to-time, I think.


I now have multiple google accounts
for different countries too.

I used DuckDuckGo at one point but it just
didn't return enough during deep technical
searches.
 

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I've got Proton mail for sending anything like
bank details etc.


You can reset your google ads identity from time-to-time, I think.


I now have multiple google accounts
for different countries too.

I used DuckDuckGo at one point but it just
didn't return enough during deep technical
searches.
"Deep technical searches" : Filth ?? ;)
 

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I de-googled and now search using Bing.

I'm a revolutionary I know. ;)

Couldn't get on with the Duck.
 

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I still use Google.
I rarely read emails.
Job done :)
 
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