Long story short, I believe everyone should know who has your personal data, how it is being collected/stored, and what it is being used for.
However, it is ultimately up to each person to determine how much data they are willing to give to any business/entity.
For the sake of transparency I am using Umami Analytics to anonymously track visits to my site. You can completely block this if you want by either using an AdBlocker like uBlock Origin and/or set your browser to send "Do Not Track" requests as I honor them.
Here are a few sites/lists of privacy oriented software for you to check out:
Privacy Centric Paid Services I use:
NAS Servers for Self Hosting:
- Synology: An easy, not cheap, local solution for Google Services like Drive, Drive, Photos, Calendar, other services using Docker, etc. (Yes I should use NextCloud...maybe eventually)
- Mac Mini: Used as a Plex Server for my Movies/TV/Music until I build a dedicated NAS and maybe switch to JellyFin once it is more mature.