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Google Just Banned This Privacy Tool: How to Use Disconnect

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Google just banned the privacy app Disconnect from the Play Store, again. Disconnect can shield users against invisible tracking tools, while increasing consumer awareness on surreptitious data-collection methods. It also functions to some extent as an anti-malware tool. The Tor Browser’s developers thought enough of Disconnect to make it their default search engine. It’s as secure and private as anyone can expect. And it explains why they got banned. Google – or any large data companies – commoditize search data by analyzing, repacking, and then selling targeted ads to interested parties. Encryption and other privacy and security tools damage this...

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