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employees admit in lawsuit that the company made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private: businessinsider.com/unredacted

They even pressured OEMs to "bury" such settings, and kept their own employees in the dark: "Even Google execs and employees in charge of location data were confused about how privacy settings worked."

Is that what they call "improving" of their users?

@IzzyOnDroid Not that Apple is a good company, but I made the right choice switching to iPhone last summer and then using apple maps whenever possible.

@avolkov I'm using LineageOS and OsmAnd – right choice for me 😉

@IzzyOnDroid A surveillance capitalist like Google improving the privacy of their users is like a factory farm improving the welfare of its livestock.

@aral "If you get a product for free, you are not the customer. You are the product. The rancher isn't in business for the cattle." (quoted from Eric Ries as cited in "Google Now: Trading Your Privacy For The Future", 2/2013; see seekingalpha.com/article/11671 for full text).

@Dashtop this was not about files, but how Google processes your location data (even if you tell them not to).

@IzzyOnDroid I assume the file sharing was a small part of it then

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