No kidding. Google collects more data than most think: https://www.fastcompany.com/90222071/study-says-google-is-collecting-more-data-about-you-than-you-realize
Here are great alternatives if you want to leave Google: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-leave-google-gmail
@Tutanota What about handling spam? I unfortunately have multiple accounts in their thirties and get 20 to 50 a day. When I last tried to move away from Gmail, it was overwhelming.
@dmoonfire Spam handling works fine in Tutanota. Give it a try. 😉 Plus, with a fresh email address, you'll get zero spam.
@Tutanota How naive people can be for this kind of news still be news
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