"Most worryingly, Google appears to be scooping up information about people who use incognito mode in their browsers – which most people think makes their activities invisible from Google." #privacy #security #surveillance
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@privacylab hmm, to begin with, what happens when you type something in the URL bar? As far as I know, characters are sent to the google search engine as you type. You could even change your mind in the middle of an URL, they'd already knew your first thought.
@privacylab what a surprise
@privacylab 👏 water 👏 is 👏 wet 👏
@privacylab 1) Use Tor browser + metasearch engines 2) Delete Google account (best : don't create one ^_^)
@Khrys smartphone choices are extremely limited for many users worldwide, and Android phones often require or compel the user to sign up for a Google account to use services on the phone and install apps via Google Play.
@privacylab You can use a smartphone LineageOS or replicant - compatible, with F-droid for the apps (+Yalp if needed).
At least, F-droid is super-easy to install on any Android phone !
+ see how to uninstall "native" unneeded/bad for privacy apps (in french) https://simonlefort.be/wiki/doku.php?id=adb + https://etienne.depar.is/a-ecrit/post/2018/08/13/D%C3%A9sinstaller-des-applications-syst%C3%A8mes-d-android
There will continue to be billions of users stuck with stock Android+Google apps, for the foreseeable future. For this reason, it is not enough to suggest alternatives. Exposing dodgy location tracking in Google apps, on Google-powered phones, is also worthwhile.
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