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Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes 'independent board'

RyokuMas Silver badge

FB is optional...

"...could have been worse... Facebook was looking to buy DeepMind

The thing about Farcebook is that you don't have to create an account with them to do anything apart from use Facebook. Okay, so their tracking and "like" begging-buttons are all over the web, but judicious use of blocking software soon takes care of that.

Whereas when you fire up your brand new (non-Microsoft) browser for the first time, what's the default search engine?

And then there's Android, where you've got almost no hope of blocking Google's spyware unless you're willing to jump through numerous hoops...

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