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DeGoogleifying Myself

Google has long been a proponent of surveillance and many of their practices are anti-privacy. As a part of analyzing my Threat Models, I've decided that I want to introduce a few interrupts in Google's ability to monitor me. I've dug pretty heftily into the Google Home eco-system and to dig myself out would be quite difficult (outside of scrapping all the homes and getting something else). Below are a few major projects I've considered to remove Google from my life as much as possible, as part of a large goal of creating a Privacy Debt Budget.

I have a project running to track this on FutureLand.tv.

Search Engine

Replacing a search engine is pretty straightforward. The best choice I have found is using DuckDuckGo.

Links to external Resources

Random notes/replacement tracking

  • [x] Calendar
    • [x] Replacement
  • [x] Radicale
    • [ ] Delete Google Calendar
  • [ ] Mail
    • [x] Replacement
  • [x] Protonmail
    • [ ] Transition off Google
    • [ ] Delete Gmail
  • [x] Browser
    • [x] Replacement
  • [x] Firefox
  • [ ] Login
    • [ ] Replacement
  • [ ] Email/Password
  • [ ] OpenID
  • [ ] Phone apps
  • [ ] Phone?
    • [x] Moved to Samsung
  • [ ] Phone OS
  • [x] Search
    • [x] Replacement
  • [x] Duck Duck Go
  • [ ] Docs
    • [ ] Replacements
  • [x] Draft
  • [x] Notion

Threat Model

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