Hello, I got the Google Pixel 2 for its security but then I quickly realized that it a phone made by Google might not have been the best idea. So considering I’m stuck with this phone for 2+ years I’m wondering how to protect my privacy.
I went to sleep thinking about playing Rimworld for the first time in a year and wouldn’t you know it when I woke up one of the first recommended YouTube videos was a Rimworld video. I haven’t watched Rimworld videos or gotten recommendations for them in over 6 months. The only explanation is that Google is reading our minds. Here are some reasonable alternative explanations that I will not believe no matter how much sense they make:Frequency Illusion – I’ve been getting occasionally recommended them and just don’t remember because I haven’t been playing the game so they’ve been unimportant to meLittlewood’s Law – This just happened to be the vastly improbable thing that happened to me this monthMy OCD often presents itself as paranoia, so I’m more likely to latch onto explanations that involve a conspiracy of some sortI’m tech-savvy and privacy-conscientious enough to be subscribed to and posting in r/privacy, so I see this sort of discussion happening all the time and my brain is primed to use it as an explanationI have a YouTube problem and get recommended hundreds of videos a day. “One of the first videos I got recommended” actually means “One of the first 200 videos I scrolled past today”. Related to point 1. I definitely don’t remember most of these videosI hate the idea of Google because they’re a symbol of all my anxieties surrounding privacy, data collection, and government surveillance…It’s definitely psychic mega corporations, though /s
Hi,I just installed uMatrix instead of uBlock Origin + NoScript but now I get ads.I checked every list in uBO to block ads and never had any problem. However, I imported all of these list to uMatrix but I see every ads. Though, it blocked sites like [The Verge](www.theverge.com), [Qwant](www.qwant.com) and more whereas it was blocked while using uBOCan someone tell me why? How is this supposed to work?
While I know the most private and secure way of storing your files is on a computer that never connects to the internet, I am doing some research on the various cloud services.I am assuming they are all somewhat secure for the general Joe, but how private are they? Do Dropbox, iCloud or Google drive sell your data?I would expect the free providers to sell your shit immediately but the stuff you pay for?I know Apple have been quite outspoken regarding privacy and that Google have been failing according to the headlines lately but are they at all different in how they handle data? Anyone would know?