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[–] SaneGoatiSwear 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

i'm just happy to know there 675 other goats that fucking hate google. fuck google!

'google disconnect' going now!

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[–] SCphotog [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Google Disconnect and also for Facebook and twitter as well. They all share the universal login, so if you only block one, they have you anyway with one of the others... the information is shared between them.

UblockOrigin is also very handy.

Almost impossible to escape being tracked. We all have a unique footprint on the net... even if you don't log-in you're identified.

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[–] nonservator 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Either I got in under the wire, they missed this, or they went back on it:

Voat Ditching Google Analytics

Or perhaps the captchas are separate from Analytics. They have so many tentacles, I should start calling them Hydra.

Related: Dropbox fails unless you allow Cancerscript from El Goog. The day I discovered that, I deleted my Dropbox account and never looked back.

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[–] SCphotog [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The two, analytics and reCaptcha may not be specifically related.... but I would think that if 'Voat' wished to eschew one, then they would also get rid of the other.

Getting away from Google is admittedly difficult to do, and compound that with the alternatives not being much better... I ditched my Android phone for a Windows phone, which is functionally acceptable as a phone, but as far as privacy is concerned is easily as much or more so a violater.

Kind of ridiculous.

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The two, analytics and reCaptcha may not be specifically related.... but I would think that if 'Voat' wished to eschew one, then they would also get rid of the other.

While I hope they ditch the reCaptcha, there is a big difference between the captcha and analytics; a site can easily survive without analytics but a captcha is supposed to prevent bot sign-ups. Additionally, a captcha only lets Google know I was here (and possibly what page I was on when the captcha appeared) but analytics tells Google literally everything I do here.

Getting away from Google is admittedly difficult to do, and compound that with the alternatives not being much better... I ditched my Android phone for a Windows phone, which is functionally acceptable as a phone, but as far as privacy is concerned is easily as much or more so a violater.

If you want to avoid as much spying as possibly but still use a smartphone, I highly suggest you get either an Ubuntu phone (not practical for most US residents yet) or buy something like a OnePlus One (or other phone that is fully supported by CyanogenMod) and then load the CyanogenMod (it comes with CyanogenOS) ROM onto it without the GApps package. It lets you have a fully functional phone without any of Google's proprietary mess.

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[–] nonservator 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I know, right? Pretty sad how Bing is the next least shitty alternative.

The only phone solution I've found is to not bother with a smartphone. Even the so-called "dumb" ones can do email and web if I cared enough, which I don't, and have better battery life to boot. Then on top of the .gov regulations and increasing corporate influence, add in the rise of social justice cancer and you can see why FOSS isn't providing a viable alternative.

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[–] ooli 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The former google captcha was about using user to digital (one word at the time) copyright free books for them.

The current one seems to be here to help their image recognition software. I always use the vocal catpha, but I fear this one is to help their speech-recognition software.

Google making billion by making internet users do the mindless work