Privacy shouldn’t be a luxury

Jan 10, 2020 | 1 minute to read

I am urging everyone I know to sign this petition from Privacy International and other privacy protecting groups.

Dear Mr. Pichai,

We, the undersigned, agree with you: privacy cannot be a luxury offered only to those people who can afford it.

And yet, Android Partners - who use the Android trademark and branding - are manufacturing devices that contain pre-installed apps that cannot be deleted (often known as “bloatware”), which can leave users vulnerable to their data being collected, shared and exposed without their knowledge or consent.

These phones carry the “Google Play Protect” branding, but research shows that 91% of pre-installed apps do not appear in Google Play – Google’s app store.

Please support these folks, if you can.

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