7 Free Google Services That Cost You Battery Life and Privacy

“If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.” This quote certainly rings true when it comes to Android apps. Those apps collect data — which Google monetizes. Some of Google’s apps come pre-installed. Others you must install. Either way, these services drain your battery down while siphoning your data onto Google’s servers. Fortunately, users can limit how much data they share with Google (and how much battery drain they incur) by uninstalling or disabling some apps and reconfiguring others. Can You Disable Every Google Service? Google makes its money from data. And right now, its biggest money-making scheme revolves…

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