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just saw spying on google apps platform

c/pa massive global surveillance campaign exploiting the nature of Internet domain registration and browser capabilities to spy on and steal data from users across multiple geographies and industry segments. 

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Do you mean Immunet detected a Google update as a threat? If it's a genuine update triggered by Google's auto-updater for Chrome (or whatever) I think it likely to be a false-positive; however due to their monopoly, and the tight integration of their services contributing to "vendor lock-in", not to mention Google's Surveillance-Capitalism business model, it would be healthy to consider alternatives to Google's services. Competition is a healthy thing. Any competition that can exist outside the surveillance business-model is an essential thing.

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For browsers, I recommend Mozilla Firefox and Vivaldi (both check HTTPS certificate revocation correctly, whereas Chrome trades security for speed and doesn't - or at least didn't last time I checked).
For maps, check out OpenStreetMap (for the UK it seems to be a bit more up to date/accurate, but you don't get street view or realtime traffic info).
For e-mail, try ProtonMail, Tutanota, or others.
For search, maybe Duckduckgo or Qwant, both of which provide results of at least equal quality to Google, for my purposes.
For an app-store, try F-Droid.
For cloud storage, find a provider of a Nextcloud instance, and perhaps even encrypt your files end-to-end using Cryptomator. Cryptomator also works with other cloud storage (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive).

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That data is ok zombunny2. What is against forum rules is posting direct URL's to any product you have to pay for. Any URL for freeware or an app that has a fully functional free trial period is acceptable though.

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