Attempting (and failing) to escape Google
Alternative title: Young NB Yells At The Cloud
Note that this absolutely isn’t vetted for technical accuracy. It’s probably also not a very coherent post altogether. I just needed to get this off my chest.
Ever since late 2019, I’ve been using a Google Pixel 2 as my day-to-day cellphone. While I’ve known that it didn’t respect my privacy, per the Google tradition of being creepy and generally terrifying, I wasn’t entirely aware of this phenomenon until Google told me when I registered my rooted Nook Tablet with their services in 2014. The fact that this has been recorded six years later was enough to set me off on a path to de-Googlify my Google phone.