Starting to degoogle myself. Just found out that Google is Venom

A week ago it appeared in the news that Google will be able to access and delete data you have stored on Google Drive or Google Photos, even though those accounts have not been used in more than 2 years. What an invasion of privacy, Google! Do you want my bank account too?

I feel that Google is increasingly intruding into my life. Google began as a tool, then it became more necessary “friend”, now, it’s an attempt of a symbiosis that chooses for me whether to delete my files or not.
Since that news came out I have been researching through DDG and I have seen that Google is perfectly expendable in our lives. For example, I didn’t know about Protonmail until last week, but it seems that it will stay in my life for a long time. As for Google Drive, I’ve been using Internxt Drive for months, a decentralised cloud storage. Can you advise me on more options to get rid of Youtube, Google Play (or secure apk sites), Google Duo and the whole world of Google?

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You can use newpipe(only for android and get the apk from github or use f-droid repo to get fast updates) or invidious or peertube for youtube and for google play you can use f-droid with aurora store this way you don’t even need a google account, riding of google off the internet is just impossible for now but we still can resist them by making your friends and family use privacy products or at least making them move away from google and other privacy-invading companies

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First of all let’s agree it’s someone else’s computer so they already got access to your data. Youtube: Freetube/Invidious/newpipe
Google play: Aurora store. Google duo: Signal or any secure messaging app on PTIO. and specify what you mean about whole world of google

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I suggest you to read https://switching.software. This website is pretty good for privacy beginners.

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It’s like https://alternativeto.net/ (or privacytoolsio so to speak!) but thanks (yet it does not talk about my topic :joy:)

Youtube: Invidious for browser, Freetube for desktop and Newpipe for Android.
Google Play: F-Droid
Google Duo: Jitst Meet

Signal just released group calls, just saying if you are not yet aware (I always forget myself it can do that now)

Looking for alternative to youtube
Not just a frontend like newpipe or freetube
Does anybody know about d tube??

I know about Peertube joinpeertube.org and Lbry lbry.tv / odysee (LBRY )
But what makes youtube great (irreplaceable) is content. And only authors can publish their videos on other networks. Which is rarely the case

Peertube, DTube, Bitchute, Rumble, TED Talks, Vimeo, Brighteon, Bit.tube, Dailymotion, Hooktube.

F-Droid (the safest), APK Pure, Aptoide, APKMirror, Aurora Store. How to make sure the APK file is safe.

Signal.

I use both Protonmail and Tutanota for years. PM is fine, but I prefer Tutanota more because I can stay logged in my browser.

I also use simplelogin.io as a way to hide my real email. Create aliases with simplelogin, and then have the message forwarded to my Tutanota inbox. I also use simplelogin alias to create a Youtube account, instead of creating a new Gmail account.

Thanks love the suggestions
How about oeck vpn anyone heard of ?

What do you want to use a VPN for?
If you want to unblock certain websites, you can use DNSCrypt: How to Unblock Websites with DNSCrypt - YouTube

If you want more privacy from your ISP, you can use DNS over https (DoH): What is DNS Over HTTPS And Why Should You Care - YouTube

i want to hid my web traffic, and conceal my ip adress so i can torrent

@Jay
As an example, take a look at this guide:

They can still use dpi to view your traffic

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Thanks for the suggestion @akc3n
I don’t do all these things with qbit and I need to

You are welcome @Jay

and they did! my isp is already using dpi to view and block my traffic at least they arn`t blocking tor and VPN …yet

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