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Reasons not to use Google
Here are many things Google needs to stop, if it intends not to "be
the TPP because of three mostly-evil provisions that would benefit
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, and some free browsers are starting
to come with free code to work around the 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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