Today I stumbled across this discussion:
In short, the discussion is about Google banning apps that do not prevent users from accessing sites that Google does not approve of, even though those apps may have nothing to do with those sites.
I don’t bring this example up to discuss that particular discussion, I can see good points being made by people in that discussion on both sides of the topic. Instead, reading that got me thinking about something else: If Google continues down this path of restricting users’ access to sites, and since, as I understand it, Google controls the android OS that /e/ depends on, then could Google someday decide to embed in the android OS itself code that restricts sites a user can access, or embed other unilateral controls they impose upon the user?
I have not heard anything that this is going to happen, it is just a thought that discussion prompted in my mind.
I know /e/ is dedicated to eliminating all Google contact that the user does not explicitly allow. But, if Google were also to try to build in controls that restrict how the user uses the device, which sites are accessed, etc., would /e/ attempt to remove such controls?