• @BedSharkPal
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    438 months ago

    The idea of using a VPN by Google seems wrong to me?

    • @[email protected]
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      8 months ago

      “prevent data leakage and ensure that 100% of your data is processed by Google”

      I’d definitely not use this

      • newIdentity
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        228 months ago

        Honestly, they’re pretty good at security. They just are a privacy nightmare.

        Security != Privacy

        • @Gestrid
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          68 months ago

          They guard your data with their lives. Other people can’t access it. Only them.

    • @[email protected]
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      168 months ago

      This isn’t a service for someone who has the knowhow to get their own VPN. It’s so grandmas don’t get their bank accounts hacked while on hotel wifi.

      • newIdentity
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        108 months ago

        That won’t happen nowadays and if it does, the bank should get sued for not meeting minimal security standards

    • @[email protected]
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      138 months ago

      Devils advocate: if you don’t use a 3rd party VPN already, this provides some additional safety when using random WiFi.

      Not the best solution for you, but “OK” for 95% of users.

      • @Auli
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        38 months ago

        So what security does a VPN provide now says?

        • LoafyLemon
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          58 months ago

          Vastly reduces MITM attacks, and makes your traffic mostly invisible to the internet provider, be it a public WiFi, or a private network at a friend’s house.

    • @[email protected]
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      138 months ago

      Yes. On the other hand, I guesssss I trust Google more than Verizon or Comcast, so pick your poison.

        • @[email protected]
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          68 months ago

          True, but I feel like the market for Google’s VPN is people who would NOT otherwise bother to use a VPN at all. They’ll only bother to use this because it’s free and pushed right into their face.

  • newIdentity
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    8 months ago

    So it’s probably gonna be 799€ here in Europe.

    It really depends on the pre order bonus and I’d actually consider it over the 7a or Zenfone 10

    Love my 4a. Only thing I hate about it is the battery life and that it wo to receive any updates anymore

    • @[email protected]
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      38 months ago

      Still using a 4a too but occasional powerbutton bugs are making me considering an upgrade. Free Google photos are making me keep the 4a… still not sure between 7a and 8…

  • @[email protected]
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    -268 months ago

    Neveeer buying a pixel again.

    It was a good phone before google decided to become a digital rights management overlord. Every other action on my phone now has some stupid tracking popup to sign in to something, save something, translate something. GTFOff my screen holy shit.

    My phone’s hardware is still all good but I’ve been forced to look for a new one. Fuck you google

    • @[email protected]
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      428 months ago

      That sounds like the apps you use, my Pixel asks for authorisation for each app to access something the first time and that’s it. Never been asked to translate anything or had tracking pop-ups except on websites.

      • @[email protected]
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        468 months ago

        Dude is like grandma with 30 toolbars in Internet Explorer and mad at Compaq for making the Internet hard to see.

        • On
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          18 months ago

          dudes a redditor. getting enraged is a default setting.

          finding solutions? nope, post more rage… that’ll fix it

      • @[email protected]
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        -18 months ago

        A lot of it is chrome. And yeah, it’s definitely asking me to login to my account from icognito because of a “toolbar”. Yall are silly.

        • @[email protected]
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          78 months ago

          If a lot of it is chrome you might’ve identified the issue that’s actually plaguing you already.

          Why not switch to Firefox+ublock… and… you complain about sign in requests when using incognito? Yeah, well, that won’t be different anywhere.

          You sound more troll than 30 toolbars in IE4.

          • @[email protected]
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            -68 months ago

            Half the features on the phone integrate with Chrome, why guy a google phone to uninstall everything google about it? The goal was specifically to have it all in one place, accounts/NFC/ SSO. I’ll buy a phone where I don’t have to reinstall all the software, makes much more sense.

            • @Gestrid
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              18 months ago

              The goal was specifically to have it all in one place, accounts/NFC/ SSO.

              Firefox supports syncing account login info between mobile and desktop. The desktop version can also import passwords you’ve saved in Chrome, and they’ll sync to the mobile version.

              Is that what you mean by “accounts” and “SSO”?

            • Kayn
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              18 months ago

              Which things integrate with Chrome? Name them.

              Do you actually know what you’re talking about?

              • @[email protected]
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                28 months ago

                Y’all are picking at every word. It’s also gmail links.

                The wallet. The lens The hotspot The nearby share Asking me to save every password/login/id to the accounts on the phone. Messing up which account on the phone does what.

                And yes, as you all have so brilliantly pointed out I can use another OS, and another browser, and another share app/drive.

                It almost sounds like I should just ditch the phone with that brand if I’m going to go through all this trouble avoiding it natively

                • Kayn
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                  8 months ago

                  What are you going to replace it with then? Avoiding vendor lock-in on an iPhone isn’t nearly as easy, and every Android smartphone is the same regarding the behavior of Google services.

                  At least you have the option of avoiding Google.