anonymous, 13 Jun 2019Collecting data from a person is a normal process in today's era of information technology eve... moreThere is an order of magnitude of difference (more likely several) between what most businesses collect and what companies like Google do. Google's collection is effectively impossible to avoid, regardless of whether you've ever used any of their services or devices; and it's more invasive than Orwell's Telescreens.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019But they are collection too detailed information on me even if I don't use their services dire... moreCollecting data from a person is a normal process in today's era of information technology even if you apply for a job they ask your personal information, run a credit check etc.
even if you dine in a restaurant nowadays they ask your personal information thru surveys.
I think what people need to is to be educated on how these information being collected and how its being used.
Ignorance can be a problem.
Carol, 12 Jun 2019The problem is not you, the problem is the mass that are quite unaware of their suroundings, s... moreYes they should only pre install their Appstore with their other apps uploaded there so you get bloatware free phone
MrKnowItAll, 12 Jun 2019Google is not 'forcing' anyone to use their services. It's their OS so naturally they'd push t... moreBut they are collection too detailed information on me even if I don't use their services directly. Just by turning the phone on.
All the American search engines up top, to increase chances that the user selects them? And where is Quant? Where is StartPage?
Where is the option to stop Google from collecting information on me like I am a political dissident or a target for espionage? Network usage, precise location, WiFi networks, text, message and voice communications, and more. When can I disable Google's collection of these things?
This is not enough.
Note7 owner, 12 Jun 2019Google really has no concern, those alternatives are all bad at worst. Bad at worst? Word.
MrKnowItAll, 12 Jun 2019'ban android'? And what other alternatives do we have? Symbian? Tizen? KaiOS? Or do you want e... moreSymbian Belle is great OS, definitely better than Froyo/ Cupcake iterations from same time were. And then there is Sailfish OS. ARK/Oak is coming too.
Note7 owner, 12 Jun 2019Google really has no concern, those alternatives are all bad at worst. You probably have no idea what you're talking about.
LG Superfan, 12 Jun 2019And people can't do it themselves? I don't get the point of it you can install other browser a... moreThe problem is not you, the problem is the mass that are quite unaware of their suroundings, smartphones, pc's whatever. They just use them with no protection whatsoever, don't ask questions don't have a clue how much data they give up while buying this devices. This is not for people that actually know a bit of privacy, this is for the avarage joe, or better said for the 80% of the market place. Yes if not everywhere, in europe their should be a choice if one wants google apps installed or nat, but that should also be the case for apple.
Blowntoaster, 12 Jun 2019...or not. what a "pointless" comment. I bet the majority of people don't care about this up... moreYes, ignorance is bliss. But in the same time, i bet their are people whom interests will be riesen. And that is what people call, fairness. Ones opened eyes brings ten more with him. Something google does not quite like,
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019Bing is a search engine ?????Welcome to 21 Century.
MrKnowItAll, 12 Jun 2019'ban android'? And what other alternatives do we have? Symbian? Tizen? KaiOS? Or do you want e... moreActually symbian and meego could rule the smartphone market. Their are some bigger corporations that made sure this won't happen.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019In the holy name of Apple?!
What we will use then?!Android without any ties to google or google services.
Or Apple devices.
Current android is bad due to all the nasty stuff google is doing on its users.
DDG is a better alternative. 'Bangs' makes it easy to search via google quickly at times.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019Bing is a search engine ?????Yep, and it's pretty sweet. I use it all the time and it offers better, non-biased search results compared to google's search.
Some will probably use a different web browser because Chrome for Android isn't all that great but everyone uses Google's search engine.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019Bing is a search engine ?????THIS is "Bing"
(For the younger readers: Crosby)