One thing I am also doing is lowering my electronic profile. I'm not posting on Facebook, except stuff that is docile. I was pretty vocal before the election. However, I do not want my activity to be reported...and I think we are coming to a time in which it will be. This electronic lowering includes my time here on FR. I'll lurk...but posting is going to become a thing of the past. This might be it outside of the gardening thread.
We are now living in fear. Big Brother is so powerful that we are afraid to express an opinion.
This is the definition of a totalitarian state.
We might as well not have a First Amendment if we are so fearful of exercising it that we choose not to.
Dump Google. I’ve been pointing people to this search engine. They do not record your history.
“The World’s most Private Search Engine”
I’ve done the same thing as you. However, I’ve gone one step further — I’m unfriending anyone who might prove to be an INFORMER (including one of my sisters) — yes, I believe that word will be coming back into vogue in the next year or so.