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Judge weighs proposed changes to Google's Android app store to prevent anticompetitive tactics

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY

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"could compromise user privacy" - that's funny, coming from google.

If you use Google-Chrome, may want to read the license agreement a little to see they use it to capture everything you do with the browser. It is in black and white on your computer/phone/tablet to be read.

The google app store also tracks not just what you install (even free apps), but every time they are run, for how long they are run, and where they connect over the network. Do you feel like your privacy is being honored yet?

Then there's the 30% google-tax for paid apps AND how they block apps from having ways to pay them directly. It is against the ToS for Google's app store ... and Apple's ToS, BTW.

Imagine if every mall you visited charged 30% as you left based on the price of the items you bought inside? That's crazy, right? After all, we already pay 4% credit card fees on purchases and somehow that is accepted too. These app stores shouldn't be allowed to charge over 10%. 30% is robbery. They are like loan sharks charging 30% interest - which is illegal.

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