The privacy part... I use a rooted older smartphone; my husband uses a flip phone. Email? No: we went back to paper (letters, hand-delivered notes, etc). No online banking, photos, etc.
I found a rooted Samsung Note 4 for a few hundred dollars on (crosses self) eBay. It's old enough that many new apps won't work on it (which honestly? GOOD SIGN!) With a rooted phone, I can freeze/delete Google, Facebook, and other "invasive" apps. In fact, I have few apps except my own, or friend-developers that I send a few bucks to (Calendar, navigation but that's far more costly). THE exception is Facebook Messenger: too many people use it for me to avoid it, but I have the root application X-Privacy to block the worst of FB Messenger's "privileges". (And I never update the app.)
On my computer, I use yandex for email when email is required. I still use YouTube as well, but that's my only "Google" site (and I block most of their beacons with uBlock Origin, which keeps the porn ads off my computer). And I try to find content on other video sites as well. Sure feels like the 3 days of darkness (or at least that the time is approaching).
I intend to keep buying OLD phones (in good condition, and rooted, or able to be rooted.)