Stop using mainstream operating systems like Windows 11/10/8.1, modern Linux, like Ubuntu or modern MacOS versions. On mobile Android 12/11/10/9/8.1 are prohibited because they use neural networks to profile your device and dial back to “home” to dump your personal data and preferences. iOS from very beginning was very phony platform. My personal choices are Windows 7 for desktop and Android 8.0 for mobile. These two cover my digital needs fully, no restrictions whatsoever.
I recommend you to use alternative search engines like Searx.me or Duckduckgo not because g is mining your data and then resells it to marketing agencies for targeted ads, but because if you say something restricted or will be “lucky” to be banned by their anti-spam bot you can lose access to your data forever. Three years ago i had YT channel with tracker music where i posted stuff almost daily, also i had trackers database hosted on their blogger platform.
Super quick breakdown of the most essential security applications for Android OS. ADAWAY ► Effective hosts adblocker AFWALL+ ► Root-based firewall based on Linux ip-tables EXODUS ► Check your applications for telemetry trackers and secure your privacy YET ANOTHER CALL BLOCKER ► quality open-source call blocker Forked mod for Russia region . Fork is manadatory thing for people living in a Russia because access to application online database was blocked by Czech owner, due to war initiated by bunker rat.
For the last 10 years Russian government [and not only Russian] had taken vector to oppress any free speech, which was so generic for internet communities of 90s. Many sites were blocked. Information portals, torrent trackers and even some news microstock sites, like Alamy were banned. In current situation i can only suggest to use Tor Browser or free VPN services. In case of TOR you trust your traffic to American special services, but doing so you can avoid contact with your local regulators.
Some important links for those of you who care about online security and privacy.