How to Live Without Google and Other Evil Tech Giants, Part 3

Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 2.

Productivity

Clouds & Sync

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Office

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Finance

Payment

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Online Stores

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Development

I'm not a developer. Not even slightly. So I'll keep this short.

Collaboration Platforms

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Captcha

I passionately hate Google reCaptcha. There is so much tracking going on on the web that I can just block away – many sites will still work. But once a website developer chooses to use reCaptcha for a site where you need to register to use that's game over.

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Other

Hardware

Generally: You'll want to go with hardware that runs the software we discussed before. If you already have a device where you can flash one of the privacy friendly operating systems I'd recommend you do that instead of buying a new device: Consider e-waste and resources! Also consider buying a used device and/or resell your old device.

Smartphones

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Computers

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Other Devices

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Some General Considerations

This concludes the main body of my guide on surveillance capitalism (though updates will follow). Since I got lots of feedback on other aspects of privacy and related topics I'm adding this general section.

The following is a categorized list of articles by people, organizations and communities who have more knowledge on these things than me. I added my thoughts every now and then as well as related tools that are mentioned in the articles and/or I can recommend. Links in the bold categories are to Wikipedia articles. Please let me know if important authors are missing.

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