Tech That Cares
Tech That Cares
OUR DIGITAL LIVES NEED NOT START AND END WITH GOOGLE’S FAST-SPREADING TENTACLES. MEET GOOGLE ALTERNATIVES WHICH PROTECT USER PRIVACY.
Nidhi Singal

DO WE STILL TRUST tech giants after the massive privacy violation on Facebook? Virtual assistants are already under fire as the likes of Alexa have been eavesdropping on us all the while. And the latest threat seems to come from Google. Its parent company Alphabet is reportedly planning to develop a Toronto neighborhood as an epitome of a data-driven smart city and experts are voicing their concerns about how personal data can be used to create mayhem. This is especially worrisome as Google has masterminded the project. From search, e-mail, maps, and entertainment to hardware and software and connected technology, this ubiquitous tech behemoth has rapidly become the backbone of our digital existence. Now that Google is planning to track your every move (via smart city technology), it can become a bigger threat than the average data brokers. Of course, the Mountain View company says it is actively mending its ways by allowing users to delete their location history and change privacy settings. But in case you are still worried about privacy breaches, here is a list of alternative services where user privacy is said to be sacrosanct.

WHERE PRIVACY MATTERS

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August 2019