Tom Jackson of the BBC reported last month on some alternatives for those who do not want to use Google or Facebook.
Some people have been concerned for a while now that Google and Facebook have too much information and too much power. When using the products of these companies, people give up some of their privacy.
So, what are the alternatives covered in the article?
ProtonMail is a secure email service. "Emails between ProtonMail accounts are automatically protected with end-to-end encryption, meaning the messages are only viewable by the sender and the recipient." Even the company itself can't view users' emails, meaning they can't sell your data for targeted advertising.