Reply to post: Re: I feel fortunate

Google scolded for depriving the poor of privacy as Chinese malware bundled on phones for hard-up Americans

Dinanziame
Meh

Re: I feel fortunate

I meant that (in the EU at least) it is illegal for Google to lean on phone makers by abusing of its monopoly position. It doesn't matter why they do it. Laws don't stop applying when it is convenient.

However, it would be very simple and legal for governments, whose job it is to protect users, to make it mandatory to let users remove any app they want.

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