Imagine a day, where asking a dev to restrict their app to some people is a normal behavior. Today, maybe 99,9% don't care due to the target. But what's next?
Do you like to choose freely an app with your needs or choose your needs due to apps?
@fedilab thank you for your courage.
@fedilab Yes i agree It's a bad turning point for freedom advocacy worlwide, it also shows how most users are dependant on these big corporations, and It's crucial that apps like yours exist and be made available for everyone.
So well said!
@fedilab It is already the case that 95% of people don't care about such things. As soon as they have an electronic device, their brain shuts off and they become scared animals.
Imagine a day, where the first app everyone installs is f-droid and playstore is the new IE.
@cjd @moparisthebest F-Droid comes pre-installed with my ROM. What is that playstore good for? I never installed it. Always read about trouble with that thing, like, trackers, malware, fleece etc. Never read that about F-Droid. So I better stick with what came pre-installed, and avoid sideloading those unsafe third-party things… 🙊
@fedilab Be sure to document and submit as evidence to the DoJ. Apparently an antitrust proceeding is in the works, and this might well fall into the anticompetetive behavior category.
For me this marks the final step of Google to the side of evil.
I stopped using their new services a while ago due to their erratic project cancellation policy (I don't want to invest my time in a platform that probably won't be around next year).
Now I'll actively search for replacement of the services I still use.
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