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Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on twitter.com/jason_kint/status/

@kravietz to anyone who didn't already assume this: you were lied to for the umpteenth time, why do you keep believing what they tell you?
@kravietz @fatboy that would be the best way to open your eyes; go work for them 😆

@kravietz let us consider that google maps itself, and the location tracking they use, all originated from In-Q-Tel, which both develops things and provides venture / seed funding for cia related projects, and often tries to do so thru secret ownership.

@kravietz that guy really needs to publish this on his OWN WEBSITE rather than bumming off bigtech free services like twatcher

@kravietz Try LineageOS without google services. I highly recommend it.

@M4x @kravietz I've been doing it since 2016. It's a piecemeal process but it will only get harder the longer you wait.
@kravietz
> to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking.
How do these people even can at night ?
THEY GET WHAT THEY FUCKING DESERVE ! :kekw:

@kravietz thanks for sharing this important evidence. This is the Internet Archive of that Twitter page web.archive.org/web/2021053014 in case someday the tween might be deleted.

@ademalsasa
»Hrm.
The Wayback Machine has not archived that URL.«

Nitter also only shows me something about being rate-limited

@kravietz

@kravietz Reminds me of that Cory Doctorow book with the DRM bread toaster Keurigs. The software developer who works for the company is the expert in DRM circumvention and doesn't understand why anyone wouldn't do it.
@kravietz
>"So there is no way to give a third party app your location and not Google? This doesn't sound like something we should want on the front page of the NYT."

@kravietz

I'm honestly not surprised even #Google employees are flashing custom ROMs without GApps, they're software engineers and other techies after all, they're as #privacy conscious as the rest of us and know better than anyone the extent of Google's tracking.

I personally recommend #GrapheneOS over #LineageOS, that way you get true solid security as well as the privacy of being free from Google.

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