Goodbye big five
He then used the VPN to block my devices from being able to use the IP addresses owned by Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and/or Apple, depending on the week.
On a normal day, as measured by the VPN, I tend to send two million data packets out onto the internet and more than half of them (60 percent) go to the tech giants.Kashmir Hill on gizmodo.com (February 7th 2019)
Reporter Kashmir Hill tried to remove Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple from her life for a week one after another. Therefor Hill did not only avoid the rather obvious services and branded devices built by the tech giants – which wouldn’t be too easy by itself, but additionally ran a custom-built VPN to block her devices from being able to reach any IP address owned by Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and/or Apple, depending on the week. I was not aware how much of the internet is actually controlled by the ‘big five’ nowadays. This is bad: