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
    -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
      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 :)