Goodbye Chrome and other things
Google, once the tech enthusiast darling is looking more and more like Microsoft did in the mid 90's.
Google to restrict modern ad blocking Chrome extensions to enterprise users
Google is first and foremost an ad company so it should come as no surprise that now they are leading the browser market share
Now Microsoft is switching to chromium as a browser backend it's no surprise we see Google moving to limit Ad-blockers.
Google is eating our mail
Google really got entrenched with the tech enthusiast crowd because gmail was free, quick and had good spam filtering. Now we are all feeling the consequences of encouraging non-technical people to centralize their emails with them. A once open and vibrant standard is increasingly looking like a mono-culture with both Google and Microsoft's opaque filtering and non-standard blocking making running your own email server almost impossible. Along with the launch of google's AMP for email we see yet another example of Google pushing through their own interests over the interests of the email ecosystem.
What you can do
- Switch to Firefox
- Switch to alternative search engines like Duckduckgo
- Use more privacy respecting tools