If you are considering, or already have, a smartphone running Google's Android operating system (OS), then take note. ZDNet reported (emphasis added):
This is another reminder of the cost of free services and/or cheaper smartphones. You're gonna be tracked... extensively... whether you want it or not. The term "surveillance capitalism" is often used.
A reader shared a blunt assessment, "There is no way to avoid being Google’s property (a/k/a its bitch) if you use an Android phone." Harsh, but accurate. What is your opinion?