Don't be fooled by Google's fake privacy (Excerpt from Protonmail)

Google recently generated a flurry of coverage about its supposed privacy pivot, including an op-edin The New York Times by chief executive Sundar Pichai. “We feel privileged that billions of people trust products like Search, Chrome, Maps, and Android to help them every day,” Pichai wrote.

Don't be fooled by Google's fake privacy (Excerpt from Protonmail)

by Ben Wolford

Google recently generated a flurry of coverage about its supposed privacy pivot, including an op-edin The New York Times by chief executive Sundar Pichai. “We feel privileged that billions of people trust products like Search, Chrome, Maps, and Android to help them every day,” Pichai wrote.

It’s not that we necessarily trust Google. It’s that, as a near monopoly, we have no choice. In fact, the crisis of trust — after a year of data breaches and congressional appearances — has led all the major tech companies to launch public relations campaigns around privacy.

This is a smokescreen to satisfy regulators and pacify consumers while continuing their data exploitation activities. While some of the changes they have made are positive, they have no intention to give up their lucrative business model of ads powered by surveillance, which is fundamentally at odds with privacy.

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