What are the most privacy respecting smartphones to buy, I am also looking for the one which respects your privacy the most. So far going to privacy communities esp on reddit, I often see Google Pixel + GrapheneOS being recommended.

But the thing is I don’t really trust Google with privacy, as we have seen they are last one to respect privacy. What if Google has some backdoor in the hardware that cannot be changed? And the problem with the more privacy respecting OSes for mobiles like GrapheneOS, CalyxOS etc are that they are only supported for Google pixel phones.

So I am really confused here.

  • @TheAnonymouseJoker@lemmy.mlM
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    -411 months ago

    No, but he is certainly mentally ill to the point any promotion of him as a security developer will be condemned here. Security development from sane, even if prickly behaved people, can be handwaved, but he needs clinical help, as he even went to the length of not apologising to any people he ever accused, instead hiding behind his computer screen. He has gone to the lengths of claiming just about everyone, including non-critics, as being harassers, complicit in his faux murder attempt and so on.

    The slightest form of promotion of him or his work is out of question.

    • Anon
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      011 months ago

      I am willing to change Android distros if you can point me to an actively developed one centered around security that can compete with GOS.

      • @TheAnonymouseJoker@lemmy.mlM
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        -311 months ago

        The source of your trust is his marketing, not any concrete evidence that his work is any superior to that of other custom ROMs if they were tweaked around with firewalling and app permissions. His malloc Linux kernel patch laurels are a thing of the past and do not prove GrapheneOS is just as secure, considering he maliciously, upon not being paid his share in CopperheadOS, truncated the security sign keys and put at risk hundreds of thousands of users who used CopperheadOS. If anything, GrapheneOS maker’s malicious stunt at Copperhead exit, and later on his malicious accusations at everyone combined with using sockpuppet witch hunting troll army, proves that neither GrapheneOS nor anyone ever closely associated with Daniel Micay must ever be trusted in the security community.

        The fact that he has bullied multiple projects like DivestOS, Bromite and others into dropping his code unless they worship him and support his internet trolling and whatever he says (with the threat that he would release his troll army on them), means GrapheneOS code is not even free and open source, but partially closed source, where personal agreements with him serve as the official binding agreement on GrapheneOS code usage. He also added a shutter sound on camera app that could not be turned off, without asking anyone, putting the very demographic of its userbase at risk of jail/death in some countries.

        • Anon
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          111 months ago

          Camera app shutter can be muted with the volume slider, just tried it on the latest version so I assume it would have been patched out. I am open to swapping away from a lunatic’s OS if you have any other ROMs that can relock the bootloader and come with a user profile manager that easily allows me to install apps from my main profile to the others. Frankly I’ve never heard of DOS before, and I will immediately give it a shot on my work phone. Thanks :)