I want to learn about Android & Google - give your suggestions.
Top of my list for both would be maximizing privacy and security.
For Android, managing files, storage, connecting to devices.
For Google: Gmail, Google account, and ???
Feb 14th, 2018 11:40 pm
Feb 15th, 2018 12:36 am
Feb 15th, 2018 12:58 am
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Feb 15th, 2018 5:24 pm
I tend to agree with @Gee
Some people are an open book and others are not. I prefer to be the latter. Say for example if I had a tattoo on a certain part of my anatomy I don't want the world to know about I wouldn't go to nude beaches. I'd try to turn off the lights or slip under the covers before removing my undies. Definitely no photos.There is no privacy and security is subjective.
Feb 15th, 2018 8:58 pm
I thought I was the only one. I don't even use WhatsApp
Feb 16th, 2018 12:25 am
I only actively use YouTube, and some local forums like this one. I have Facebook with zero information, zero pics and fake name, just log into the occasional account that requires Facebook access. I don't have Twitter, Instagram.
Feb 16th, 2018 7:32 am
I only have 5 apps on my phone and I pay for all my apps. Don’t need to see ads.
Feb 16th, 2018 2:17 pm
Yup, it's true. Which is why I can count on my fingers the number of times I have actually used the account for something.Using a fake name for FaceBook or an obscure email address doesn’t guarantee privacy. If you constantly use it, it identifies you. It’s like me calling you Mr White. Everyone will know who Mr White is by their activity. Just like hackers and their handles.
Feb 16th, 2018 4:32 pm
you do realize that you just gave up all this important information and handed it over to Google?ROYinTO wrote: ↑ Thanks @Poutsounia & @Gee Good suggestions!
I tend to agree with @Gee
Some people are an open book and others are not. I prefer to be the latter. Say for example if I had a tattoo on a certain part of my anatomy I don't want the world to know about I wouldn't go to nude beaches. I'd try to turn off the lights or slip under the covers before removing my undies. Definitely no photos.
No Facebook, no Twitter, no LinkedIn and I do try to use DuckDuckGo where ever possible but I have to admit Google Scholar is good for research. I use separate emails for different things and try to turn off all tracking. Home is the plaza a mile or two away. Nobody is in my phone by their real name. If someone steals my phone and gets past my passwords they are not going to learn to much about the people I know. I have more than 1 phone and different people in each. One is a Speakout burner. I realize that Google on the other hand does assimilate information - resistance is futile but I can make it more challenging.
Looking forward to reading some more suggestions and hopefully some websites / books I can read.
Feb 16th, 2018 7:21 pm
I had to stop and think about that for a minute. Either I mentally turn off the ads or Adblock Plus is doing its job. Maybe a bit of both.
Feb 16th, 2018 11:43 pm
I'm wondering if doing things like signing up for a gmail account using a disposable email address and using Google Play gift cards are worth the effort to hinder ID mining. I would have no interest in using a gmail account other than access services.
Feb 17th, 2018 12:50 am
It won’t hinder it because your friends and family will have your contact information in their phones. As I mentioned earlier. Google only needs a few of your friends to cross reference the information and they have validated your existence.