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Thousands of Reddit users are trying to delete Google from their lives, but they're finding it impossible because Google is everywhere

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Thousands of Reddit users have joined r/deGoogle, a community dedicated to surviving on the internet without Google. The goal is to try and avoid handing any personal information over to Google, and involves avoiding services like Google search, YouTube, Gmail, and Google Docs. The exercise shows how Google has come to dominate […]

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Flickr axes Creative Commons limit to give free users more wiggle room

Greg Clarke / Flickr Creative Commons images and other freely licensed photographs will no longer count toward Flickr’s 1,000-photo limit on free accounts. On Friday, March 8, Flickr opened up free account limitations to exclude Creative Commons images, while also moving to preserve users images after death with “in memoriam” accounts. Flickr is the world’s […]

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Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret'

Getty In early February, Google announced that Assistant would now work with its home security and alarm system Nest Secure. The problem – users didn’t know a microphone even existed on their Nest Secure devices to begin with. On Tuesday, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider it had made an “error.” “The on-device microphone was […]