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What you type is not yours anymore

The other day I was typing some food and beverage names into the calendar on my Android phone. After that I pressed the middle circle button but accidentally for too long which brought up the Google voice command thing. It suggested that I give it a voice command … and this command included a beverage name I had just typed into the calendar.

It’s gross and frightening how far tracking has gone. Not even what you type is yours any more.
And I wasn’t even using Android’s default calendar, which is Google’s. I never use that for obvious reasons. But still my phone knew what I had typed.

Thankfully I have already ordered a Librem 5 smartphone: The brand new phone in development and is now getting its last finishing touches before mass production. It runs PureOS which is designed to protect you, not exploit you. Unlike Android and iOS which both track what you do and send it to Google.

#librem5 #purism #spreadprivacy



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