An operating system most notably on mobile phones, but also found on media boxes.
Fundamentally flawed - It is tethered to Google in as many ways as they've made possible. From a time server, to internet traffic compression. From google play requiring an account requiring your verified phone number. From hoops to download and install software from their store. It's fucking awful.
A web browser by Google, designed to be fast and perfectly willing to sacrifice features.
- Properly titled Google Chrome
Other browsers are built with some of Chrome's open source components:
People aren't security conscious enough.
I could say people aren't "privacy" conscious enough, but I really do mean something more thorough than that.
A web browser compiled from the released source of Google Chrome.
It's simplicity is overdone to the point of losing functionality. Some of its preferences are so wrong that I can't use it, and because it's inflexible I can't fix their mistakes.
I switched to Pale Moon.
Google Chrome is as trustworthy as Google .. which is to say that it's not trustworthy.
Google's informal motto is/was don't be evil. They claimed to be pretty good guys.
However, Google has (as I figured) very obviously become Evil. Tracking.. hell, building activity webs. Why do you think they have all kinds of web developer services like captcha. They get to see who uses them.
So since they're evil, I'll stop using Google Search.
Instead, I'll use DuckDuckGo. They claim to be pretty good guys.
Since Radar magazine doesn't have it anymore (archive.org archive), and Scroogle isn't showing it, here is the short story which inspired Scroogle:
This short story was published in the October 2007 issue of Radar magazine. This story is copyrighted Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC-BY-NC-SA) There is also a list of translations of this story. I don't know how many of those links are still good. Use archive.org if something's gone missing.