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It is not possible to book an on without GApps nor would I expect it to be possible on 's new phone.

Users would be forced to use a provider with a working Progressive Web App (Uber's PWA is a bad joke).

Those of us already using free software would consider inconveniences like these the price we pay for and . But they are enough to turn the average user away from free software mobile operating systems.

Another way of looking at trackers.

"the clothes that we wear are technologies. We also have norms that discourage others from, for example sticking their hands inside our clothes without permission.

The fact that adtech plants tracking beacons on our naked digital selves and tracks us like animals across the digital frontier may be a norm for now, but it is also morally wrong, massively rude and now illegal under the ."

All it costs to fulfill the average person's needs for digital services is a $5 per month VPS instance. It's even cheaper if you buy a single board computer and host your services at home.

We've been letting companies steal our personal data and sell it to the highest bidder and destroying democracy in the process all to save what? A coffee a month?

This is one of the worst deals in history.

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