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you might not have known this, but google - the company you use for searching, email, maps, translation, data storage, watching videos, voice assistant tech, backing up your phone, storing photos, finding images, making purchases, making your phone's operating system, advertising, providing webfonts, running website analytics, providing captcha authentication, and browsing the internet - might be tracking you

this might come as a shock, but google, a company whose primary revenue source is advertising, might be collecting your data

@lynnesbian wtf??? but at least they aren't selling my information to advertisers.

@lynnesbian That's exacly why GDPR fines are a complete joke…

@avndp @lynnesbian Go with another company's product whose revenue primarily comes from advertising to show Google whose boss. 😎😎😎

@lynnesbian wow they only made 38 dollars this year? RIP google is really going down the drain huh

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Are you telling me it's possible my google toilet, toothbrush, car and replacement soul could be collecting data on me???

@lynnesbian yes and so are all big companies. and all services that are free. stuff run by the government too. be aware.
Well, I am grown up person and I will not get lost.

So Google track me

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I will not get lost. so tracking service is not neccessary.

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I used many of #Google services, but I'm in the way to replace them one by one... #GAFAM #Privacy
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searching❌
email❌
maps❌
translation⭕
data storage❌
watching videos⭕
voice assistant tech❌
backing up your phone❌
storing photos❌
finding images❌
making purchases❌
making your phone's operating system⭕
advertising❌
providing webfonts❌
running website analytics❌
providing captcha authentication❌ browsing the internet❌

@nizarus @lynnesbian DeepL is a good German-based Google Translate alternative for European languages

@lynnesbian Might? Optimist. They're definitely tracking me.

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Yes. Contrary to popular fears about various governments, the bigger risks arise from corporate entities trading and collating data to advance their profit motives. Ultimately the endgame of corporate oligarchs is to ensure social and economic control.

@lynnesbian my stepdad is super paranoid about computers but he /had/ to have the newest Samsung phone when it came out. Yet he won't give us his SSN for the FAFSA?

i'm pretty sure the us already stores everyone's everything in government computers

@andreas @lynnesbian God. I'm staying in a home where the techbro roommate insists on using Google WiFi. :///

@andreas @lynnesbian He might be more just the Gamer™ roommate the more I think about it.

@awmwrites @andreas @lynnesbian Sorry. A "socialist". He hates communism and seems to just want better welfare solutions in capitalism, though. He also seems to seriously underestimate the effects of systemic oppression.

@slightlyflightyone @lynnesbian that sucks..in that case, i'd treat your home WiFi like a hostile network since you don't have shared control, and use a VPN

@lynnesbian in regards to Google Home (store.google.com/us/product/go), my wife's nephew-in-law knows only a few words so far, and of course one of them is "Google" since he's growing up with the "Home" 😵

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