Heyho, I am into the whole malware / anti-malware and privacy genre for quite some time. Starting as a script kiddie who played around with trojans / pw-stealers and others, I learned how those things work and how people try to use them against you. It helped me narrowing down my system to the lightweight but essential security tools that are needed. HOWEVER: When it comes to homecalling and spying of big companies I feel like I am still an open book. Yes I use Android (Nexus 6 with DirtyUnicorns ROM + Kernel, with a heavily modified security setup: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6/general/guide-little-guide-to-security-privacy-t3042460 ) and yes, google probably has all my data just from my phone (altough I trust the ROM developers to fix that as much as possible) but what about my laptop? I use windows 8.1 with ESET Firewall allowing only connections out/in that I strictly allow. I tried to deny most microsoft request (as long as it doesn't break windows update or other essential functions) but every day more and more creepy connection request come up from microsoft/windows. That makes it a pain in the ass to configure the firewall without breaking core functions. So I thought: Would any Linux distro give me less troubles in terms of privacy and creepy homecalling connection requests? But then I also wonder if it even makes any changes in times where you use facebook, gmail, android,... ? Thanks !