Big accomplishment this evening: finally removed all documents and personal info from #google drive.
Gmail - ✅️ (fastmail)
Gmaps - ✅️ (openstreet map)
Google Search - ✅️ (searx)
Google Analytics - ✅️ (none)
Chrome - ✅️ (brave or firefox)
Drive - ✅️ (NAS in the basement + Dropbox backup)
Next step is review https://nomoregoogle.com/ to see what other Google products I'm forgetting.
@Horizon_Innovations I'm not thrilled with Dropbox either, but I've been using them for over a decade and getting all of the family's content off of there is going to take a while.
I'm fighting the Surveillance Capitalism war one battle at a time :)
I'm going with an Asustor NAS with Nextcloud app installed....so far since it comes with a document server, it has it's own version of google docs/sheet/etc.
My question is: What did you do about android? Ubuntu Touch? Libre phone?
@evander Nice! I'm a HUGE fan of #FreeNAS or #TrueNAS (I think they're changing the naming) - it's the most solid software I've ever used and the plugin/module ecosystem is very inclusive (they have a Nextcloud instance I'm evaluating).
So the war against Surveillance Capitalism is fought one battle at a time. I still use an iPhone. I rely heavily on my phone for MFA. Next phone will not be for a long time, so I want to see how the PinePhone and Librem mature over the next couple of years.
@unl0ckd For phones I kept my Asus Zenfone 5. But I'm using as much Fdroid and Aurora store stuff as I can. It works out really well with Nextcloud groupware, like calendar, tasks, contacts, sharing files, document server/Onlyoffice client. The only downside to Aurora store from Fdroid is that you can't download non-free apps like teamspeak. Asustor Nas started going heavy with docker container backends for their Asustor Apps. It should expand their app availability really well with that.
@unl0ckd I am a bit unsure about some of the selections of products on the webpage...zoom...slack...medium...?
However, good start. 🙂
@unl0ckd as much as nomoregoogle is a good resource, PrivacyTools.io is substantially better.
@unl0ckd protip: download your data from takeout.google.com and check what they still have on file. Make sure to clear the trashes!
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