How I divorced Google

Even more pervasive than Facebook, Google’s services are everywhere and we use them constantly. I’m not dedicated enough to stop using these services, but here’s one person’s attempt to. Short version: It’s very, very inconvenient.

“Where ever you go with a mobile phone that’s turned on, that phone broadcasts its location, and that location is tracked. If you use the GPS functionality of a mobile phone, then you’re now in a very precise location-based tracking system. The GPS chip will rat out your location. This was originally a function to help telcos serve your phone with the best tower location. Now it can be used for whatever purposes the telco wants.”

How I divorced Google


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