>suddenly realizing I'm logged in to google RIGHT NOW
>suddenly realizing that I'm logged in to facebook RIGHT NOW
>they know everything I'm doing
>they're trying to figure out how to exploit me and people like me with my information
This realization just hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought it was ok just to go partially free, but I'm regretting this now. How hard is it really to host my own mail server, use DDG and not use facebook, which I hardly ever post on anyways? I've made a huge mistake.
You have. The NSA will be at your door soon, anon. Lock and load. Best of luck, fam.
>own mail server
depends on what you mean by "own".
buy a hosting plan with mailserver? no fuss.
set up your own server? well you're gonna need a computer to run and provide it (RasPi will be good enough). setting the server OS and mail demon isn't really that hard, you're gonna have bigger problems with actually making your server reachable via DNS can be hard, not to mention configuring it so other servers won't go all crazy "this mail is signed as email@example.com, but it's actually from firstname.lastname@example.org, it's surely a scam"
been doing so for the last year, sometimes the results are shitty - DDG seems to index large sites more, so when searching e.g. for a small local company, you will get yelp, facebook, company lists, and article from a newspaper first, with the official company site further away down the page - but in general, it's quite ok.
>not use facebook
don't know, never had an account, so can't tell how hard withdrawal is.
So you're literally logged into a Google account on a device that has cameras and microphones and runs Google's OS but you dare to greeentext at OP?