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Is Google turning into a Goolag?

Discussion in 'Internet & WWW' started by Desmond David, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Samarth 619

    Samarth 619 Modrator @ Xbhp Biking

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    I own a Redmi 2 Prime... and I've tried to disconnect everything except the very basic. Yes, Google is still logged in. I still have Play store.
    Since its an old firmware I've uninstalled all Google Apps except Play st0re. (In Redmi 2 Prime we can)

    And its actually working for me, I no longer get ads based on my talks, and even when the recent auto contact addition was done by Google, somehow no contact was added to my phone.
    Location is turned off, and I don't use Google maps, yet, I don't get specific location alerts when I travel.

    Although, at the same time, Mi's own account seems to be working in BG and that does steal data and I can't uninstall it.


    Now, I can't change my phone... Google will start its lookout in full power if I get a Galaxy S9+ or so.
     
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    Bold approach I was thinking of using duckduckgo too but I know what a mammoth force we are up against (Google). They are big.
    We really need to tweet Gabriel Weinberg to change the name man, I can't take duckduckgo seriously :D
     
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    About your last line, this way you will never be able to change your phone. If you want then you can install some privacy based custom roms in your new phone.
     
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    Desmond David

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    Also non-removable apps can be removed after rooting.
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