So recently I've been trying to cut down on how much access to my data Google and Facebook have. It's going quite well, I've moved my "cloudy" needs to my home-server, including email, and switched to an iPhone SE (2016). I'm looking forward to eventually switching to a PinePhone.
However, for quite a long time I've been using a Xiaomi Mi Band 3. Last night I randomly woke up because of a notification (I forgot to switch on "Do not disturb" on my phone), and when trying to fall asleep again, I thought about how the band was strapped too tightly onto my wrist.
Then another thought came to my head: If I am so against being tracked by Google and FB, why the hell am I sending Xiaomi my heart rate, approximate location, the entire SLEEP SCHEDULE (they know when I'm awake!) and weight!?
And so, I took the band off. I haven't been using it since. Maybe I'll get a PineTime some day.
(This post was first available in a hand-written version on my Scribblelog)
Written by: Wojciech ~irth Kwolek Written at: 2020-11-27