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Reasons not to use Google
Here are many things Google needs to stop, if it intends not to "be
Nonfree software required
A nonfree program submits the users to the power of the program's
developer. This is an injustice
to the user
. Alas, most Google services require running nonfree
Even making a Google account requires running nonfree software
Google Groups and Google+ Communities require the use of nonfree
Google Docs requires nonfree
the usual URL. It may be possible to merely look at some kinds of
different URL, but I don't know.
something broke: the page worked fine except that the map did not
Youtube requires nonfree
not a good way to distribute video. (Most sites specifically for
video distribution have the same problem.)
- In general, most Google services require running nonfree
LibreJS), you'll see that you should not use those services.
- Google censored installation of Samsung's ad-blocker, saying that blocking ads is "interference" with the sites that advertise (and surveil users through ads).
The ad-blocker is proprietary software, just like the program (Google Play) that Google used to deny access to install it. Using a nonfree program gives the owner power over you, and Google has exercised that power.
To identify yourself to a Google service is a grave error.
was planned from the start as a massive surveillance system, to make
psychological profiles not only of Gmail users but of everyone who
sends mail to Gmail users.
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