Google has a fantastic set of apps available across platforms,
but you have to leave your privacy at the door to access them.
There’s no way to pay for Search, Gmail, or Google Maps other
than with your data. Google doesn’t actually sell identifiable
data, as everything is anonymized, so advertisers can’t actually
know who you are. And Google has been intensifying its efforts in
the name of privacy in recent years for a variety of reasons.
Apple’s stance on privacy and security is one, Facebook’s
election fumble is another, and then there are Google’s own past
violations that have made many people extremely wary. But Google
doesn’t just collect user data from your interactions with its
mobile apps, and the next data-driven Google product might turn out
to be a life-saving innovation that has nothing to do with your
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Google’s data hoarding habits might help it build a life-saving
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Google’s data hoarding habits might help it build a life-saving product