How To DE-GOOGLE Your Phone!

Google is all over our phones. The amount of data that they’re collecting about us is astronomical, regardless of whether we’re using an iPhone or an Android.

But why does it matter if Google knows so much about us?

First, that data is being siphoned up by governments: Not just the US government, but governments all over the world. While we’re probably not doing anything wrong, what is considered “normal” or “acceptable” today may not be tomorrow. Regimes come and go, culture changes, but that data is forever.

Second, carving out some privacy in our digital lives is important. Surveillance has dramatic effects on a society: We self-censor and conform when we know we’re being watched.

Luckily there are lots of ways that we can protect our data so that it’s not all collected and stored in a permanent record attached to our identity.

Time stamps:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:29 What is GrapheneOS?
  • 03:51 Install Tutorial
  • 07:44 Alternative to Google apps
  • 11:02 My takeaways
  • 11:25 Purchasing a pre-installed Graphene phone


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