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Why I quit using Google

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Kyle Piira explains, why he stopped using Google. He used Google products for nearly everything: Emails, calendars, contacts, entertainment, news, web browser, online storage, domains, analytics, ads, … But one day he got an email that changed everything:

“Your account has been suspended”

It was only a second account but it made him rethink everything. He then switched to mainly FOSS alternatives.

It’s definitely a great read! It also reminds me a little of my own rethinking. I didn’t experience any account termination, but at some point I became more critical of Google’s massive data collection. Step by step I replaced Google products with alternatives (which are often even much better). Today I am almost Google free.

https://www.kylepiira.com/2020/01/09/why-i-quit-google/

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