I understand that it should be and to a large degree is possible to exist in the modern, digital world without giving away this information to such people, but that it requires some effort on my part.
OpenStreetMaps is as effective as Google Maps for autonavigation and in fact better for casual location browsing, and does not spy on me, but it requires installation (GMaps is default) and is not as performant on the Android platform.
@tindall thank you for putting it out there. i understand all 3 and its important to vocalise. i have already purged most non-free surveillance malware from my life. i run a GApps-less phone. i run a home server for cloud storage/services. i run linux.
it's not easy, but i enjoy challenges and it gives my life meaning. software freedom and privacy are both very important to me.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.