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TL;DR: Apple does good changes to their software for user’s privacy. Google does not. Apple is good. Google is bad.

Both of them are bad, IMO.


I’m not from USA and “cultism” is not for me, I’m enthusiast of open source and don’t trust proprietary software and hardware. Sadly, but there is no 100% hardware ready for end-users, so I’m just trying to find a balance.

Btw, any device has proprietary “security” components, so it’s all about “smells less”, not " trusted one".

My own opinion - GrapheneOS is good one, using it on Pixel devices is a trade-off.

Anyway, that thread comes to holywar and I don’t want to take part in it, my arguments and thoughts you can find in comments above, if you disagree with them - OK, I’m fine with it. Just shared my thoughts


OK, has any xiaomi phone audited by anybody?

What about proprietary hardware of all other vendors?

I’m not trying to say that pixel is perfect or something, I think whole mobile market is a proprietary shit, tbh. But you need phone anyway, so IMT just trying to tell that pixel smells less that xiaomi, Asus or anything else


Privacy can be controlled on application level, but there are a lot of system stuff that user can’t change and the best solution for system is GrapheneOS in terms of security, as I said in first comment.

Google is evil, no question about that, but Google is just a brand / label on the phone. Ironically, but most secure and privacy-friendly phone is Google Pixel without Google

As for privacy, any phone capable of running lineageos is fine, but lacks security


I can agree on Fairphone, but all other vendors… Are you joking?


The GrapheneOS is the only good security solution on phones right now, so check their website for supported models.

Some time ago I bought Pixel 3XL (used, not new) for pretty good price, so I suppose your budget is OK for that


You talk about users like about some apples that you can just buy in the nearest shop.

That’s not how it works. If you want users to use your app, you don’t need to create imaginary problem, you need to solve a real problem, otherwise all your “user gatherings” will give you users for a very short period of time, after that users will leave platform.

Your post is very naive view of current state of the world, sorry. Nobody will buy privacy, people who concerned about privacy don’t use data-mining services (like line or Facebook).

Do you want money? Do something that users will want to use.

I know one good example - etke.cc, those guys create and support Matrix servers for users, their work based on opensource and they get money directly from users, fair relations with users, IMO.

I know a lot bad examples, where sevice maintainers sell users data, even if they have paid service.

Be fair with users, be good one.


Matrix saves metadata on your server, inside your database and you can disable federation, so only your server will have your data. In such case you are limited to users and groups on your server


Try briar messenger. IMO, it’s more solid than jami




Already posted one of them to the lemmur community and found other things already posted, too (example: goto comment from notification)


And that’s very good! I’m tired of covid-related posts, 99% of them are useless and don’t provide any interesting content. When I subscribe to the technology communities I don’t want to read about covid, I want to read about technologies!

Of course, if you interested in covid-related content, just subscribe to specific communities about it, but don’t post it in other communities


It will not work, I already tried it without signature spoofing.

IIRC, you should patch system’s services.jar, otherwise micro g will be installed, but won’t work


Hey, I’m new to Lemmy and I can tell you about the missing part - clients.

I accidentally found Lemmy client in F-droid (lemmur) it’s pretty good, but lacks a lot of QoL features.

I think, having multiple clients for all platforms will help with userbase and content.

Add Lemmy clients to Google Play, Apple App Store, Amazon App Store, Huawei App Store, etc.

More clients -> more people find out Lemmy -> more users will join Lemmy -> more content will be posted by these users.

Of course it’s my own opinion, not pretending to be the only way