[Freedombox-discuss] on small programs; Android and things Google

Eric Mill kprojection at gmail.com
Thu May 5 14:30:23 UTC 2011

You're conflating Android and Chrome with their open source projects. All
phone-home code is added in a separate layer from the open source codebase.
 The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and the Chromium open source project
are both free of tracking.

-- Eric

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 2:47 AM, Drachen Birch <drachen.birch at gmail.com>wrote:

> Considering how much data scraping and invasive profiling Google does
> already, are you sure you want to use their base system for this?  I
> thought the point was to get away from centralized power like MS and
> Google.  The cell phone is the pen-ultimate invasive client, exceeded
> only by RF chips and implants :)  Look in their Chrome browser.  There
> is a place for you to change the DEFAULT of "allow websites to track my
> physical location"  Hello?  Seems like a not very freedom-enabling
> technology to me...
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