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.