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Don’t Feed the Giant Octopus!

24 Oct

This Giant Octopus that I’m talking about is GOOGLE.  Google has it’s giant arms everywhere in the tech world and it’s mind is only on one thing: PRIVACY INVASION.

Today, I read a post by Oli Warner about Paypal’s app on the android and the permissions that it requires the user to accept when installing or updating (see image on right, credit Oil).  Google is the only one that tells the developers that you must allow these permissions when the app is installed.  This allows developers to easily take your data, or even a hacker, and use that data and do whatever they want with it.  That is a huge risk that people are taking when they don’t read the permissions when they install/update.

I ask to protect from Google’s evil and use CyanogenMod with it’s Privacy Guard or some other app that protects you.  Or even better, install F-droid and go Google free. Also, please use Firefox, not Chrome.

There are other evils that Google has but that will be another post for another day.

P.S Read THIS also.

P.S.S.: I want to thank Oli for posting his post.  It’s one thing that I was ranted on but never really wrote a post about the issue.

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Posted by on October 24, 2014 in Other

 

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6 responses to “Don’t Feed the Giant Octopus!

  1. Jeremiah Peschka

    October 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    But… isn’t PayPal an eBay property?

     
  2. Jeremiah Peschka

    October 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I take that back – I re-read your post and Oli’s post and I understand the point of contention you’re voicing. Google definitely needs to provide a better mechanism for enabling application permissions.

     
    • Svetlana Belkin

      October 24, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      To me, I really think that Google doesn’t care. It’s in their blood from the start.

       
  3. Aaron Wolf

    October 30, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    OmniROM is the way to go, more community-focused and better than Cyanogenmod. My only cell phone EVER (first got a cell phone in March 2014) runs OmniROM with no Google Apps.

     
  4. Hitesh Shah

    December 6, 2014 at 1:54 am

    You’ve expressed the view that one should go “Google free” but you use Google yourself quite a lot. This site has a lot of trackers, some of them Google-related. Care to explain?

     
    • Svetlana Belkin

      December 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Sorry for the delayed response, but there is some stuff that no one really can’t escape from using certain things of Google. I can’t escape from have to use Google’s tracking services because I don’t own my own sever to host my blog or watching videos from YouTube. Does that make sense?

       

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