I have a discussion about my Android "WIPING" and how it affected my
2 factor authorization with Google. Further I "beein" some more about
Android not being able to authenticate against a known chromebook using
GOOGLE SECURITY, what a "beeing" , "beeing"!!!!
And I also cover Google's lousy support for chromebooks through
Android, not sharing bandwidth via the cell communication channels. I
cover easytether and ask why Google hasn't given chromebooks the same
bandwidth access any Android phone would have??? WHY???
Google is so piggish and stupid that Android and chromebooks are
almost as if they were separate companies who are in competition with
each other instead of two products from the same company.
I also cover the overbearing Android growth via QR codes and programs
Comment #1 posted on 2023-01-25 22:10:27 by brian-in-ohio
I was forced to set up 2fa in order to use mutt with my gmail account. The funny thing is when you log into gmail on a web browser on your phone (won't use the gmail app) google politely asks if you want to remember this device so you won't have to 2fa anymore? Not only that the check box comes up prepopulated with a check??? What good is 2fa if you can bypass it with a check mark, and why make me do it in the first place and why populate the checkbox. I'm moving to fastmail
Comment #2 posted on 2023-01-26 00:52:00 by JohnnyLawrence
I'm a huge fan of HPR and everything it stands for. That includes freedom of speech. I also understand episodes should be viewed in an editorial context. However, I can't help but feel episodes like this drag down the quality of the podcast as a whole.
The "squirrel" is just old man yelling at cloud here. I'm not Google apologist and I consider them pretty evil as a whole. But so many of the things mentioned were just flat incorrect.
1. Google doesn't control any cell phone networks. They don't have any of their own towers.
2. Claiming that Google is throttling your connection because YouTube is fast and transfers from your home server are slow is a pretty big leap. YouTube content is served from a massive CDN which has peering agreements with ISPs all over the world. That content is going be served blazing fast to almost anywhere. Transfers over an ssh connection from a little desktop on a residential connection to a Chromebook tethered to a cell phone will never be comparable.
3. 2FA has little to do with vendor lock in and everything to do with security. I don't own any Android devices. My iPhone and iPad can both be used as the 2nd factor for Google 2FA without issue.
4. Google has nothing to do with QR codes at all.
I could go on but I think you get the point. I don't want to see fact check banners on episodes and I don't want to see posters censored. With that in mind, we have to do better as a community. Better episodes and higher quality content will draw more listeners and thus, more contributors. Let's up the bar and keep HPR alive.
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