Items tagged with: google
So I publish #feinstaubwidget, #imagepipe and #TinyWeatherForecastGermany on #fdroid only.
You won't find them in the G***le play store.
I hope #fdroid only apps somewhat increase the popularity of #fdroid.
If you know of anyone hiring for llvm or compiler or toolchain work, please have them contact me or post to:
Please share, more eyes can really help here.
Hang in there friends.
- Google must allow alternative app stores (like F-Droid or ApkPure) on the Play Store. This is really the step zero for fair competition: give everybody the same visibility, and let users pick what they like.
- Google should not force Android providers to install its own apps in order to be a certified Android provider. Step one for fair competition: competition only works if none of the involved party starts from a position of advantage.
- Google should make the Play Store available also on Android forks. Step two for fair competition: if the competitors' stores are available on your store, then your store should also be available on the competitors' forks, and users eventually will pick what they like the most. All the distribution asymmetries should be removed.
This is a good and balanced ruling that aims to create a level playing field by removing all the bumps that, as of now, strongly consolidate Google's position of dominance.
And it's going to hit Google quite badly too: India is the largest global market for Android (arguably on par with China), and Google may be on its way to lose its unfair advantage there.
Instead, they just dumped 12,000 people onto the job market, which affects everyone, in a society in which such things as healthcare rely on employment.
When are we going to stop giving corporations that leech off us a free pass on civic responsibility?
#layoffs #googlelayoffs #capitalism #corporations #healthcare
Man meint also, man würde einen etwas datenschutzfreundlicheren SUPL-Server nutzen, aber am anderen Ende hockt dann wieder Google. 😑
#android #supl #google #datenschutz #privacy
For so many years I've heard so much ranting about #Google ending various products or services with sometimes only a relatively limited amount of warning (like months) and sometimes much longer warnings (like years).
But compare that with #Twitter right now. Major third-party client apps of long standing apparently suddenly targeted for cutoff with ZERO warning or explanation, and only leaks to indicate this was done intentionally. No official word at all to confirm why this occurred.
Another example of why anybody depending on Elon's Twitter for anything of importance is acting beyond foolishness. It's like trusting Donald Trump. Maybe even worse. -L
It’s a bit different. #Microsoft was not an online service provider at the IE era. The pre-installation let the websites to only consider IE users.
#Google is not only the developer of #Chrome they are also a big big online service provider, incl maps, email, office, videos. An G service may perform better on Chrome than other browsers
If you are interested as a student, mentor or as #XMPP project in general reach out to us via https://firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Wiki: https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Google_Summer_of_Code_2023
#GSoC #jabber #standards #interoperability #rtc
Shopify President Harley Finkelstein says the company's Audiences marketing tool, which uploads customer data to Meta and Google's ad platforms, is a key focus.
#privacy #advertising #ads #marketing #Google #Facebook
This bit by @garymarcus is the crux of why I am not concerned about ChatGPT and their ilk replacing traditional search engines like Google.
The entire piece should be required reading for the sky is falling crowd.
#Google #SEO #Search #ChatGPT #LLM
Europe Taps Tech’s Power-Hungry Data Centers to #Heat Homes and Offices
If you're in the unfortunate position to have both personal and work Google accounts but only one has paid benefits such as YouTube Premium, you'll only be able to enjoy those premium benefits from the Google account that pays for it. This makes sence in theory, but do you know how jarring it is to have gotten used to no ads on Youtube on your personal account, then switch to your work one, load up a video, and be absolutely spammed with ads? Not fun!
As time goes by and we approach the real end of Stadia, I still feel like we had lost an opportunity.
I'm not going to sugarcoat it, #Google had serious issues with PRs. Very serious issues, as well not having a real commercial direction. But I think there's to blame a bit #gamers and #press as well, as that platform was received and misunderstood so bad that just planted the last nail in the coffin.
I'm keeping my usual rants about obscure social media's algorithms for another time.
What's your stand about this?
User data is not shared or sold to advertisers. For example, an advertiser running an ad on Google has nothing to personally identify you (unless you click on an ad to go to their site, then how ever their site operates is in control of course).
How does it work? Let's say it's clear you're searching around on Google for a new power screwdriver. An advertiser somewhere has indicated to Google that they sell tools, including power screwdrivers.
So, Google shows you their ad. Now you know about that advertiser, but they still don't know about you, unless you click on the ad and go to their site, just like any other site.
Obviously at large scale this involves a lot of work, but fundamentally It's really that simple. -L
I've worked inside #Google twice. Their explicit rules, approvals, logging and "need to know" requirements for access to user data are most impressive. Anyone even attempting to access user data inappropriately is fired and marched out the door by security. This is part of why I have a great deal of trust in Google, and consider Elon's #Twitter to be utterly untrustworthy and totally beneath contempt.
ich hab den rausgepickt weil der bei @fdroidorg
in der Store ist, und bei @IzzyOnDroid in seiner liste..
und ich brauche einen der #Google + #Thalia format kann,
der aber auch auf SD abspeichert, mir (auf TV u BT-Earbuds) vorliest und der sich auf meinem TV per #SmartView funktioniert usw
suchen tue ich schon gefühlt 5+ jahre oder so, alles aus der #GoogleStore ausprobiert aber alles bisher getestete verworfen u bei #Googleplay #Books bis jetzt klebengeblieben..
Content warning: Android to Apple Upgrade
I'm a... Like, 7-year vet of using Android devices. Samsung and I have been good working allies for a while, and though I won't be walking away from my tablet or my Galaxy Book Ultra that I use for travel and desk-free activities anytime soon, I'm strongly considering switching to Apple for a solid phone and probably an iPad too.
As much as I don't want to admit it, my sight is getting to the point that I can't sustainably continue using Droid the way I've been doing the past few years, and honestly I'm not one of those fan girls that will die on the hill of Google to pacify my ego.
So here it is. Convince me that the migration is a good idea. Good reasons too please?
Security is of the up-most importance to me and right out the shoot I see that Apple's got a class action lawsuit against them because they've seemingly lied about their policies over opting out of analytics.
That said, if I can get convinced that the move is a good one, I'll seriously consider it.
I do still have some useable vision and usually alternate between talkback and no Talkback when using my Android as is now, I need storage, display quality is important, gaming would be a fun thing to hang on to but there's other solutions to that problem, and I also have a hearing impairment that I sometimes use my Galaxy Buds to help compensate for.
Picture editing and video editing on the fly would be a nice touch if accessible, but anything would be an upgrade in that department.
I'm just looking for reasons to leave the Google ecosystem and the thousands of dollars in apps I've bought over the years behind, NVM the cost effectiveness of such a move.
So yeah friends, let's hear it. Convince me and win yourself five shiny Fox points that you can use to buy petting time...
Just know you'll be petting me, not the other way around. *giggles*
#Apple #Google #TechUpgrades
Jahrelang hat Google Aufenthaltsorte von Android-Nutzern für Werbezwecke gespeichert, obwohl die User das abgeschaltet wähnten. 40 US-Staaten geben billig bei.
#google #android #standortdaten #werbung #smartphones
We expect that advertising funded search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of the consumers.
Furthermore, advertising income often provides an incentive to provide poor quality search results.
In general, it could be argued from the consumer point of view that the better the search engine is, the fewer advertisements will be needed for the consumer to find what they want".
Quote: Sergey Brin / Larry Page, from the seminal 1998 paper that kickstarted the #PageRank algorithm - and #Google with it (see Appendix A).
Reading the paper that started it all after so many years is a quite interesting experience. 25 years ago they knew *exactly* what a search engine may have become if it chose the path of an ads-based business model. They were very aware of the conflict of interest that arises when you have to provide relevant results to the users, but also boost those that pay your bills.
In other words, were warning us about the risks of the business model that their own company eventually decided to embrace.
There's some helper add-ons to further silo #Facebook, #Twitter, and #Google. (That said, I use my own containers for Google to split my accounts)
This is a cookie banner shown before using Google search in some countries.
"Reject all" is a straightforward option. It appears in the same size and color as "accept all." It uses bullets, simple and concise language, and visualization. It has links for further info. So far, so good.
But there is a trick. Do you spot what is it?
#privacy #cybersecurity #securityawarenessmonth #google
#ngi #nextGenerationInternet #bigTech #google #surveillanceCapitalism #pr #NLnet
Revisa mi nuevo comic web: "Contra Chrome":
Subtítulo: Cómo el navegador de #Google se convirtió en una amenaza para la #privacidad y para la #democracia.
Con las apariciones de Shoshana Zuboff, pirañas veganas, y todo lo que siempre quisiste saber sobre #Chrome pero tuviste miedo de preguntar.
Léelo y descargalo gratis - ¡Espero que te guste! 😊
Y si te gusta, ¡Por favor difúndelo!
#cómic #cómics #novellagrafica
One important thing about #Firefox:
its development team receives money from Alphabet (Google) since a moment and in return, has decided to remove the button in the URL field where you could easily choose your #searchengine. #Google is now the default and compared to older FF versions it is still possible but cumbersome to change to another search engine, e.g., #duckduckgo. Millions of users will by that decide to use Google. 🤔
The Chrome browser is one example.
While you believe you are browsing the web, Google is browsing you instead.
Check out Leah Elliott's comic on how Google's tracking works: https://contrachrome.com/comic/page01/
#google #surveillance #surveillancecapitalism #privacy #Fight4Privacy #tutanota
I'm running android 12.1 and included calendar and keyboard are no longer accessible. Keyboard is not a problem for me, as I am using 3rd party braille keyboards either soft braille keyboard or the one included within corvus suite of apps.
However I am unable to find an accessible calendar app.
Etar is partially accessible, only the agenda view is useable with the screen reader.
Simple calendar has accessibility issues.
Have you got some more tips?