How would I as an android user "boycott google"?

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    I could stay off their search engine and youtube on my PC. Delete youtube and google cookies.

    Are there any other cookies or domain names one could exclude that you know of?

    But on our Android phone's they are still collecting our private data to some extent right?
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    Why on earth would you want to boycott Google? Weirdo. That said, you don't have to sync any accounts with Google. You can have no GMail, GTalk, GVoice, GMaps, etc. But then why have an Android? You can get a rock that does that.

    My advice is to get a phone by [insert your favourite tech giant here]. They'll still collect anonymous metrics on you, but you'll feel better about it. Why anyone would feel better about MicroSoft or Apple collecting data on them but not Google is beyond me, though.
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    :yr1:
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    Zandar, thanks for putting this into perspective.
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    You want to boycott Google and still be an Android user??? Why not just become a former Android user??? Can't have much more of a boycott that that.
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    I'm an unapologetic Google fanboy. :yeahbaby01:

    I even wrote a blog piece as to why I feel this way. If you're dorky enough and have some time on your hands, give it a gander:
    Dork Thirty: Viva el Google!
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    I'm a Google fan, but if you want to How to Ungoogle Yourself will get you started. Btw, I found that link by using Google, so if you're a purist, I wouldn't click on it.:D
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    iOS? seems to solve the problem.
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    He has to be a luney-tic!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    Lol. This topic made my day.
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    that's like buying a car but you want to boycott the gas industry
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    Perfect

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    :D First time I've ever had to unsubscribe from my own thread LOL
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    Hopefully it wasn't a serious question lol if it was then.....
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    U can always get fully electric.
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    It was really a mis-statement. I *should* have said something like:

    What are the privacy concerns on my android phone?

    I don't understand why when search google using my Firefox browser on my android
    phone; I get email spammed more than usual in my yahoo mail account. It may not even be google's fault.

    It could be my misunderstanding of cookies, phone identity or something like that. It could even be an incorrect
    assumption.

    Sorry I struck the wrong note on my thread, oh well to late for all that.
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    I get no spam, other than what Google catches in the spam folder. But I don't have yahoo mail.

    Although I don't normally go anywhere on the web I haven't been before...

    Sent from my XT862 + ICS
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    Facebook is the worst of them all and they don't have a "phone" per se.

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    those are not cars!! Those are fancy rc toys! Lol

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    Lol its the future though. The world is gonna he filled with fancy rc toys soon. Haha
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