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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This might be a random question, but is this considerred a ’dark pattern’? i.e. that clicking the big green button stops you from installing the app and Google designs it this way so that users who aren’t paying attention will click the highlighted button and cancel the install?
Will be nice when Linux Phone stuff is more mature.
I think it’s hilarious that this phrase was included as a sort of half-joke because it would be really hard to justify removing it… and then later it was removed anyway.
This app may be harmful to Google’s profits
You need to know that there are people who see a ad saying your computer his broken and believe it is true and call to that scamm number, thats why google is enforcing shi* without penalization but if everyone know what they doing they will be penalized
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My clever trick actually neuters Google Play Services almost completely, while retaining SafetyNet validation. I use AppOpsX to neuter all of its permission data inputs internally, bypassing the GUI based app permissions system. That includes other special packages like Play Store and Carrier Services.
Not defending Google of course, but it is a clever trick to retain your privacy and still enjoy SafetyNet apps like bank apps or any games, for those who need them.
Samsung AppOpsx list
Updated link : Wifi with exclamation dot fixed
Do you need root for this? I can’t root my Huawei but this sounds great.
Absolutely no rooting. Head to !firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the smartphone guide stickied.
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I am unable to interpret it, just view ID codes with app names in a hex editor.
restore in the app itself theres an option there for backup/restore
There is only exporting for apps available, no restoring. Very weird.
i think the file must be on Android / Data / com.zzzmode.appopsx / files / backup
Will look into it when I wake up.
Can this be used to deny apps access to sensors like the accelerometer or gyroscope? Android has no permission control for those and they open up quite serious security vulnerabilities.
Yes, everything. Let me post how I have Google Play Services, Google Camera Go, Carrier Services and Google Camera Go crippled on my device. (Seems Lemmy threw up an error due to height of image. ZIP file of JPGs it is.)
All of my apps are setup with AppOpsX, according to my FOSS smartphone guide. GPS is one uncontrollable permission for some reason, so just use the the GUI permission system to have it disabled. Maybe it has the “allow while using app” option, interfering with AppOpsX for some reason.
This is a warning for those who think root is dangerous for your phone (non senses)
Well root isn’t great for security, it’s true. Someone who is less aware of the potential security problems of having root access probably shouldn’t have it on their primary device. (I don’t tell people what to do with their phones, just my humble suggestion.) You can use a ROM that makes F-Droid a privileged installer, though, which is nice.
I really wish the root permissions system on Magisk involved entering your password instead of just a yes/no prompt, and that there was an option to never remember your permissions and just ask every single time, like how it works with Sudo in Linux.
On a Linux machine you need root right ? Same has Android just don’t install stupid things i think it’s just common sense cracked games ? Cracked app ? just buy it
Disable Play Protect scareware and disable Play Store, use Aurora Store.
If you ain’t used my smartphone guide you ain’t lived a private life, son.
For Delta Chat just use F-Droid directly.
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Get me firefox on fdroid or sd maid
Firefox = Fennec on F-Droid, and there is FFUpdater on F-Droid https://f-droid.org/en/packages/de.marmaro.krt.ffupdater/
I’d probably use Fennec if there was a Nightly version
Fennec F-Droid is based on the latest Firefox release (codenamed Fenix). It has proprietary bits and telemetry removed, but still connects to various Mozilla and Google services that can track users.
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This app tracks and reports your activity The upstream source code is not entirely Free
The alternative is IceCat but the build in F-Droid hasn’t been updated for a long time now. I was trying to build it but was stuck in dependency hell and figuring out how to use those build scripts, and how to install F-Droid build system
Or better yet, use Fennec.
also that block is extremely easy to bypass. just go in the play store and turn off “play protect” and it will install normally. not disagreeing with OPs disgust, just stating the workaround