A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
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and that is why i use open source things.
For Apple lovers don’t yet say thanks on apple, Steve Jobs used to use Android instead of iphone just saying
My view is that only open tech is worth getting invested in. It’s important to recognize that no matter how good a company might be sooner or later their business incentives will no longer be aligned with your interests.
I agree with you, and thus a rooted Android doesn’t put limits on something that is yours (I mean bought with your own money)
There’s still a problem with you having to root it though. I’m really hoping Linux phones like PinePhone get to the point where you can run most popular apps on them.
It’s all misinformation about root being dangerous etc etc don’t you have root acess on your linux machine ?
On your Android phone without it you simply can’t remove the bloatware, crappware manufactors use to track you with apps that you’ll never use and can’t open but still they are installed on your phone
My entire smartphone non root guide is based around how you can do this: https://lemmy.ml/post/54596
Also, having root and unlocked bootloader normally all the time is VERY BAD for security. Anyone could flash malware on your phone and hide it away.
like in windows dont install shi*
Unfortunately there is plenty of non shit that can also be a problem. That non shit is called closed source software, and most people happen to need it to live and earn.
we dont know because its all closed off
They avoided updating their apps on Apple devices for months to avoid revealing how much data they get from people.
They care about security, but as long as it’s not in contrast with their business model.
Firefox FTW 😎
Firefox in general is not the solution in my opinion, Mozilla doesn’t do much for the open web.
Does a lot more than Chrome and its forks will ever do. The concept of opposition is clearly not understood here.
And do not even try to suggest webbrowser or NetSurf is superior to Firefox, because that is objectively false.
You know Mozilla thinks Web Bundles are ok for the open web right?
You know Google thinks AMP, crippling ad blockers, drone bombing people, spying on people is alright?
Do you remember the time when Yemeni families were bombed and experienced genocide at the hands of Google AI couple years ago? Yea no a corrupted hijacked Mozilla is not a bigger issue than that.
Also what ads? Are you telling me Booking.com text snippet on new tab page, that went away later, is an actual ad compared to Google crippling ad blocker APIs?
My first thought upon reading the title:
It was always spyware
…why are you acting so surprised?! We have known this all along after all… firefox gang here BTW.
Firefox isn’t the solution. Instead of wasting your time with that you can donate to Netsurf and Servo projects and help find more contributors for the Dillo project (if that is a thing you could do). That would help OpenWeb way more than Mozilla eve will.
nah use brave
I believe you forgot the /s
what does /s mean? I still don’t get it.
Poor child. It is surprising that you even exist on a discussion website in 2021.
you’re talking as if you’re actually older than me
Brave’s creator is a homophobic ass, for one.
He also spreads misinformation about COVID-19: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/business/brave-brendan-eich-covid-19.html
That’s fair, but not really a privacy concern.
It is an ideological concern, and nanonymity is indeed political in nature.
Yeah I switched to FF a few years ago precisely because of that, and would never touch Chrome again.
I only use chrome to watch internet videos illegally. Ublock doesn’t seem to block all i need in firefox, unless that’s changed
Luckily there are projects like Ungoogled Chromium to avoid this kind of thing :persevering face:
Aren’t the devs of Ungoogled Chromium adamant that removing all Google telemetry is like whack a mole, and they’re never sure if they’ve gotten all of it?
Honestly, I don’t know, but I have noticed that Ungoogled Chromium is lighter, safer and faster than Chrome and Vivaldi. That’s why I use it as a secondary web browser. Still, I only use it for sites that work only with Chromium. Normally I use Firefox Nightly (it’s the one that works best on my PC).
Safer? How can you tell?
They add flags to improve security and privacy that are not in Chromium, they use features added by other Chromium forks (like Iridium Browser) that are focused on privacy, they also avoid any external connection and it is extremely lightweight (because they remove all Google components).