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.

  • @nVZWmCa67Tq0SQkXPR@lemmy.mlOP
    3 years ago

    Thanks. DivestOS is a fork of LineageOS. Website: https://divestos.org/

    Madaidan’s article also seems to recommend Pixel + GrapheneOS. Would there be any significant difference between Pixel 3, 4 or 5 when it comes to privacy? Asking since, Pixel 5 costs more than 4 and 3 and whether it would be worth paying an extra hundreds of dollars for the latest Pixel.

      • @southerntofu@lemmy.ml
        33 years ago

        This article smells bullshit.

        Having a separate chip for some system activity is reasonable security, but what about running a libre GSM modem with some clear (hardware) limits on what it can reach in case it’s compromised (this is what Pinephone/Librem is doing)?

        Encouraging fingerprints as passwords. Worst security advice ever.

        Built-in protections automatically scan for potential threats from phone calls, text messages, emails, and links sent through apps, notifying you if there’s a potential problem. (…) The detection runs on your Pixel, and uses a privacy preserving technology called federated analytics to discover commonly-run bad apps.

        I don’t know about the details, but this smells like some really privacy-invasive tech.