Android Becomes Basically Unusable If You Turn Off All of Google’s Tracking

I know, because I tried

Eric Ravenscraft
OneZero

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Illustration: Simoul Alva

WWhile setting up a new Android phone, one of the first things a user will be prompted to do is add a Google account. Then they’ll be asked to sign away permissions to their location, enable Wi-Fi scanning, send usage statistics, and give information about their apps, contacts, and even voice…

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Eric Ravenscraft
OneZero

Eric Ravenscraft is a freelance writer from Atlanta covering tech, media, and geek culture for Medium, The New York Times, and more.