Just don't keep records of transactions. Serves the same purpose. Now the problem is that a transaction requires 2 players so the banking entity of whatever form of payment will also have records. Want to anonymize Protonmail, have the services go to a pseudonym. Has been done for eons. People eventually find out what the pseudonym stands for but there should be some way of changing it on a rotating basis.
Dunbar number. look it up, I believe it's somewhere between 125 and 250. I believe this may also be a concept that Google started with way back in 2004 while in beta testing. But you look at most social networks and it seems the people who need their dopamine drip prefer to rack up as many "acquaintances' as possible. Makes sense to revisit contacts every now and then as changing circumstances may require different contacts.
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Electronic media as a means of communication is not a stand alone entity. There are plenty of third party collecting all sorts of data as means of advertising revenues. Does protonmail or other proton services plan to include ad blockers? It's not just limited to software but also the hardware one chooses to use.
This is an interesting study funded by the NSF and Amazon. The EFF also does its part educating the consumer. However as things become more and more complex, the average user just throws up their arms in disgust.
However it seems most would rather bury their head in the sand as their civil liberties continue to erode. The priorities seem to be tilted towards buying the next new gimmicky gadget from China (since it seems a mojority of the worlds manufacturing happens there). People create the world they live in--if they don't so care it heads in a certain direction. Those who are of European descent certainly know the stain of that history.