Google is not your Friendly Bureaucratic Institution, it's just a company that you don't have to deal with and can voluntarily abstain from.
In the myopic libertarian fantasy world that comes from being rich, yes. But many ppls' only access to telecom is their Android phones, as that is by far the most economical way to get phone + internet in one bill.
I suppose you'd be telling 19C midwestern farmers to just sell their crops by carrier pigeon because "the railroads are a private company".
What we are experiencing is the emotionally governed (mostly fear-based) decision-making by a majority of people who have become too fat, intellectually lazy, naive, complacent, and unable to look beyond the immediate moment.
Too fat to understand the principles of strong encryption? Are you kidding me??? You must be new to the industry.
Why not just write a script that changes your Facebook password with a random string and saves it for later? If they ask you for you password, you can honestly tell them that you don't know it. Later, you look-up the password that the script saved for you.
Except TFA says the new TOS forbids automated scripts, too!
The smart ones go into politics, because that's where the real money is.
Goverment are faget asshole too busy sucking gay faget cock to write good codes. We need to get rid of goverment and set up constitutional anarchy and send all the fagets away to France or some other faget country.
You'd be surprised how much software from all business models is written by queer folk! Microsoft actually lobbies the state of Washington for gender-neutral marriage so that they can poach more gay programmers. Google does the same. Your OS, browser and phone were probably designed by fagets. The field of computer science was founded by Alan Turing, an internationally infamous faget. Face it dude, queers are too smart and useful, you'll never get rid of us.
If you fail to plan, plan to fail.