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Yes I lumped them together because that is what the Reddit userbase consists of. Yes I do not care about people that are pissed. Their downvotes change nothing. This is not Reddit karma rat race. This is Lemmy.

It’s like lumping together Nazi Germany and the USSR. They both had authoritarian governments and the Nazis were National Socialists

Why do you come to defend fascism everytime, pingveno? Do you love Hitler’s grift or something? Or do you intentionally try to hide the fact that Hitler created the Natsoc/Nazi label to get votes from working class and differentiate themselves from monarchist conservatives? Because in reality fascists were always opposite of socialists. The correct term is Nationalist Fascist, or NatFash.

National Socialism is an incorrect word used by NatFashes for obvious purposes, even though national socialism is an oxymoron created by morons.

For some reason I am downvoted, but I think I told truth about a lot of snowflakes. And I do not care.

Why did I say the above sentences? Because it is tied into this desire of expansion, of popularity, of needing and seeking internet validation. It is a disgusting parasite like phenomenon that latches onto every possible part of society, the desire to “capitalise” on everything and anything. They say to want to see Lemmy become a consumption platform, but why?

People do not learn.

Porn, hentai, edgy gamers, fascists, China/Russia/communism hate flourishes there. Liberals and conservatives, capitalists, Starbucks and iPhone worshippers are there. Reddit’s userbase is 50% USA, 30% West EU, 10% East and rest of Europe, and the other 10% is rest of world.

Lemmy will never win such a race to the bottom. It should not.

You can already see those hideous racists onto other Lemmy instances like beehaw and sopuli, and onto Lemmy.ml that hate Lemmygrad with a passion.

There is no lack of Western edgy kids on internet that have Twitterati and PornHub type of brains. They just want to sip their CocaCola and munch on their lard burgers and fries and shitpost on the internet, in their dimly lit modern day caves with Marvel or anime women posters.

It has not worked in more than a year though… always ends up as reverse uno. Why are you still here, to suffer?

Guess I will ban Spain from my life then.

Why are you using this website then, mister holier than thou?

I have not said about metadata, but contested your claims of conflating security with phone number identifier causing lack of anonymity.

Geopolitical game, metadata and phone number identifier can be a different aspect of its own, compared to security.

I would like to contest your claim of the geopolitical aspect here as well. You may have suspicion about Signal, but do you think organisations like Riseup are also backdoored?

7nm development has pitted SMIC alongside TSMC and above Intel. Also the guy who headed TSMC, Intel, Samsung and other foundries before, is now heading SMIC, who brought with himself many TSMC engineers. It is clear SMIC will become a colossal independent foundry, helping breakthrough from USA/UK’s ARM/x86 and Taiwan puppet problems.

it does raise questions about who gets to decide (and on what grounds) who stays online

There will always be some kind of authority. Even a human-less robot governed world will have robots. There is a reason why anarchism has never brought a successful revolution. There will be some basis of judgement probably forever.

“Secure messenger” and “requires a telephone number” are not compatible concepts.

Wrong. Anonymity from your contacts or phone carrier or government is different from security of messages and metadata.

Sounds good. KF is a shit stain on the entire internet, that pushes LGBT+ teens, among others, to commit suicide by cyberbullying and doxxing.

That moment when this community’s name starts to sound creepy with rule 34…

That first sentence is heavy.

This is a terrible study with no metrics on data amounts compared, and is most likely a pro-Apple agenda garbage article. The most authentic analysis on this subject is done by Douglas Leith here: https://teddit.net/r/privatelife/comments/mh9gt3/pdf_mobile_handset_privacy_measuring_the_data_ios/

Let that not distract you from the fact that earth rotates around the Sun and people’s spied data resides inside Utah data centers.

It has been a very long time since they are doing it silently continuously. BurungHantu hinted on it on his PTIO blog, where he did revelations on PrivacyGuides crimes, IIRC.

P.S. since you are the OP, I will tell you I know werwolf personally and he was complaining in our personal group chat, of PrivacyGuides fans misusing this article to make themselves more credible.

Somebody wants to mention about PrivacyGuides stealing $17,500 of PTIO’s donations, or how they take Brave Rewards money and “recommend” Brave?


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He got consoomed in the pursuit of consooming.

Sometimes we should just turn off our computers after seeing such news.

Why do you not go back to beehaw?


I missed the drama. Welp, I guess well done.

Me across the entire spectrum, feeling scared

USA is insanely efficient 😎

Imagine toying around with China cannot backfire… why is Washington Consensus gang so stupid?

I am also in this picture.

KeePass DX/XC. Offline, you can choose to sync database in any cloud way you want, create offline backups, does not matter.

I am not exactly the most gigachad here, just a little baby leftist who tries to learn with time and with people, but Hakim on YouTube has some very good starter videos on books you can read. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdwD7zwEpZw

Below, you can see @TheConquestOfBed@lemmy.ml and @BlackLotus@lemmy.ml have put up a whole thesis for it (that requires reading, lol).

Imagine being proud of not doing the reading. Could not be me. Socialism seems damn fine to me.

Wait till the fact denier “Western democratic truthers” come.

To create a vacuum for monopolising the web via Android, ChromeOS and web standards manipulation and ad blocker restrictions via Chromium/Chrome based browsers. They have largely won.

Why did nobody recognise the meme?

[WRITEUP] Criticism of r/PrivacyGuides, GrapheneOS, r/privacy communities, moderators and key members with 4 years of documented evidence
Archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20220501212233/https://old.reddit.com/r/privatelife/comments/ug9qnc/writeup_criticism_of_rprivacyguides_grapheneos/ **I wanted to publish this a week ago, but my machine was begging for repairs and it gave up, so it stayed dead for a week. So, here we are.** Hello! The dust has settled. There is something I want to talk to all of you once again, something that I wrote approximately 23 months ago about, and has been stickied on this subreddit ever since. No, it is not the smartphone guide, and it is a lore that I do not think anybody except me has ever attempted to shed a light on, except until a month ago when BurungHantu, founder of PrivacyTools.io, did. As always, my aim is to stay objective throughout, and drop my opinions separately in a section at the very end. I also want to mention that this is a lore that basically nobody other than me has tracked in this depth, and nobody else carries a record of these events in this manner to date or ever can. **REMINDER: NONE OF THIS WILL MAKE SENSE IF YOU KEEP ON READING WHILE NOT READING LINKED ARTICLES/SCREENSHOTS I MENTION AS I GO ON.** # A BRIEF OVERVIEW A lot of people seemed to appreciate BurungHantu's blog post, and openly saw the censorship attempted across subreddits r/privacy, r/opensource and r/PrivacyGuides. This last one is the new "privacy" cool hangout cafe of the mainstream privacy subreddit circle. # THE PLAYERS IN THE GAME Before we move ahead, it is a good thing to make transparent the characters involved, so that we know who plays what role. A lot do not like this, apparently, because they want to fake objectivity. TheAnonymouseJoker (shameless plug): the "arbiter of truth" <insert Micay comment link>, ["false privacy prophet"](https://archive.is/Lm86i), wumao, 50cent, Chinese plant (https://i.imgur.com/vOyaidS.png), Putin bot these days... I am an independent privacy/freedom writer in the community with no donation/money channels and no links to YouTubers (Techlore, The Hated One, other privacytubers) and privacy communities in any form or way whatsoever. I am also a long term active user and promoter of the Fediverse platform Lemmy. trai_dep: A power moderator on Reddit. Moderator of r/privacy, r/PrivacyGuides, r/privacytoolsio (now defunct). I have spoken about him extensively in my 2 year old criticism writeup. One of the 2 characters in BurungHantu/PTIO's recent blog post. Jonah Aragon: A power moderator on Reddit. Moderator of r/PrivacyGuides and r/techlore, and Techlore Matrix room. The other person and focal point of BurungHantu/PTIO's blog post with many revelations. carrotcypher: Another power moderator of Reddit. Moderator of r/privacy, r/opensource and dozens of micro digital privacy/censorship subreddits. Daniel Micay: Developer of GrapheneOS, a security focused AOSP-based custom ROM exclusively for Google Pixels. Known to submit hardened malloc() patches for Linux kernel. A very controversial figure in privacy and FOSS/Linux communities. Uses @strcat and u/GrapheneOS handles across various platforms. madaidan: Admin of GrapheneOS, NoGoolag, SpiteChat communities/chatrooms across various platforms. The "insecurities" blog chap, notorious for a lot of misinformation in FOSS and Linux communities but opposite in a big chunk of mainstream privacy community. A staple of the "redditor hackerman" starterpack, for people who know nothing better. anupritaisno1/clannad/Coooom Yuki Nagato/randomhydrosol: same user, multiple names over time. They are one of the GrapheneOS members who use a lot of sockpuppets and frequently change pseudonym username. madaidan's friend. Note: clannad is seen changing username across Telegram and Reddit over time: https://i.imgur.com/V7McLFO.jpg cn3m: a friend of madaidan, who regularly spreads pro-Apple propaganda in privacy communities. For the most part, the account serves as a sockpuppet of someone since it has stayed inactive since 10 months. Lunacy: one of the newer GrapheneOS community parrots out there on Lemmy (now defunct). Comment activity was suspiciously similar to that of madaidan. An active member of GrapheneOS community. akc3n: moderator of GrapheneOS community, and active on PrivacyGuides and GrapheneOS subreddits, as well as on XMPP hunting users. Note: * He is one of the GrapheneOS Matrix room moderators. This will be important information later on. Proof: https://i.imgur.com/Uq4Xfxk.jpg * Notorious for practicing censorship beyond the Matrix room to practice censorship and/or suppress any GrapheneOS dissent, on Lemmy (https://i.imgur.com/4HtArcj.jpg) and XMPP (https://i.imgur.com/Hi089y6.jpg). Tommy_Tran/B0risGrishenko: New moderator of r/PrivacyGuides with suspiciously proven close links to GrapheneOS community. Did a hitpiece on me to gain recognition with PrivacyGuides team. Uses sockpuppets and identity obfuscation a lot on internet. # THE STORY. ONCE UPON A TIME... # GRSECURITY/SPENGLER SAGA Let me dial back the time machine to a few years ago, when madaidan's "insecurities" blog came into existence. It brought in a fair amount of fandom to him for some bizarre reason, which nobody has been able to pin down realistically. I can pinpoint it down to one big reason - anti-Linux faction of FOSS community, a large part of which is Brad Spengler, head of grsecurity, a security team that makes Linux kernel patches but gets rejected due to very arrogant behaviour, and even got reprimanded by Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux kernel in a mailing list. Some related threads on grsecurity: https://web.archive.org/web/20220401163814/https://www.theregister.com/2017/06/26/linus_torvalds_slams_pure_garbage_from_clowns_at_grsecurity/ https://web.archive.org/web/20220416203735/https://old.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/pupumh/brad_spengler_grsecurity_brags_about_hoarding/ https://archive.is/f5djI https://web.archive.org/web/20220416203035/https://nitter.42l.fr/spendergrsec/status/1486366129438212098 madaidan's certain amount of influence comes from the kind of Reddit and internet community that revolves around a particular group, a faction that I see as very anti-Linux and anti-FOSS for the most part, not because criticism is bad, but grift in the name of criticism is bad. I will expand upon this more in a moment. I am sure, most are wondering what does madaidan have to do with this. Apparently, there have been way too many instances where, upon criticisms in discussions, GrapheneOS community proponents often cite a bunch of URLs, among which grsecurity is one of them. And this is not a one off instance, so I will link a couple screenshot threads from Lemmy from 6 months ago, which is an exchange between u/Lunacy and me. I will cite this in a later part of article as well. < Lunacy Lemmy thread pic> https://i.imgur.com/dgWcn2J.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fRXHRoR.jpg # ENTER THE DANIEL MICAY He is a very underrated but important part of this whole story. I assume many people have an idea of CopperheadOS company splitting between Micay and James Donaldson (u/darknetj on Reddit) due to a lot of controversies and tussle I have nothing to do with, and therefore I will avoid commenting on. After this tussle, GrapheneOS project was born, essentially a fork of CopperheadOS in layman terms, which was also developed heavily by Micay. GrapheneOS is largely an AOSP fork of a fork with some security patchwork on top of it. Here I would like to mention a little anecdote from 2 years ago, something Micay always avoids acknowledging for some funny reason. This screenshot is from my reddit inbox, where I was messaged by CopperheadOS CEO regarding something. ### COPPERHEADOS CEO MODMAIL https://i.imgur.com/hujn4P1.jpg I will let the readers interpret this on their own. ### DANIEL MICAY AND MADAIDAN'S POWER OF FRIENDSHIP Moving on, there is a thread and mailing list I want to mention, which will help connect the dots as to how Micay and madaidan are not just related, but intertwined into each other, like a grandma's woven sweater. Most have no clue about this, so I will share the mailing list URL and screenshot here. In the below reddit thread/screenshot, Daniel Micay and madaidan argue together against Firefox. Before the Tor Project mailing list happened in August 2019, the whole anti-Firefox sentiment mysteriously used to not exist in GrapheneOS community. https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2019-August/013995.html https://www.unddit.com/r/firefox/comments/gokcis/firefox_is_insecure_refuted/ Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/8nkO5Ll.jpg # A SERIES OF COLLECTED THREADS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS... I will now share a Lemmy masterlist I made, perhaps a collection of various conversations by madaidan and his friend cn3m. Here is the URL: https://lemmy.ml/post/73800/comment/66676 I will relink the Lunacy Lemmy exchange screenshot once again, since Lunacy's comments are important for context. https://i.imgur.com/fRXHRoR.jpg I have never explained anything about the comment threads in my masterlist before, so this should help. https://i.imgur.com/UHhQRIU.jpg I think this is self explanatory and shows madaidan's argumentation that is otherwise deleted by him. https://i.imgur.com/FiYhbkk.jpg: madaidan being very 4chan-y in terms of blaming the computer language for problems in particular software code (in this case Linux kernel), while dismissing everything when it comes to Windows. His blog page about Linux is a massive piece of "toilet paper" repeatedly debunked at this point. If you think the phrase "toilet paper" is mine, come, have a look. https://web.archive.org/web/20210929053611/https://old.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/pwi1l9/thoughts_about_an_article_talking_about_the/ https://web.archive.org/web/20220111035527/https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25590079 https://archive.is/zxS72 (1/3)

**Too many people need to watch this in 2022.**

Relevant reading: https://github.com/zlw9991/node-ipc-dependencies-list https://web.archive.org/web/20220318095406/https://github.com/RIAEvangelist/peacenotwar/issues/45 https://security.snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-NODEIPC-2426370

Relevant reading: https://github.com/zlw9991/node-ipc-dependencies-list https://web.archive.org/web/20220318095406/https://github.com/RIAEvangelist/peacenotwar/issues/45 https://security.snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-NODEIPC-2426370

The amount of Russophobia and anti Russian censorship ongoing currently on Reddit is astounding.
I am observing a very similar sentiment to Sinophobia, now regarding Russia. Reddit's audience is primarily 80% USA + West EU, and the rest 20% also includes a lot of East Europe and other countries, leaving for 5-10% anti-hatred people. On the other hand, Western world makes up for a mere 12% of the world's population. This speaks volumes about how majoritarianism is flipped on the internet by Western world to suit their narratives and loudmouth whatever they want dominating in virtual space. And since moderators are also from said Western countries, the biases are completely intentional and systematic. For all the "human rights" and "no censorship" nonsense these Western countries spout with the assumption of having high horse on moral grounds, they lie a lot systematically. Just an observation.

What are easy to present criticisms of mainstream outlets like BBC and CNN?
While it is easy to use phrases like "use critical thinking", this is not easy for elders or cousins in families to be told, as this is not lucid to understand in a snap. It is essential for criticism to be easily communicable to ordinary people that watch Google Feed or MSN News daily, and I feel that such criticism is not even easy to access or read, considering ordinary people have been cornered from MSM, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and rest of Big Tech and Western media apparatus. If you love your BBC and CNN feeds, avoid this post, this is not for you.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/177032 > Combined with access timestamps, they can uniquely identify the source of any shared PDFs. > > Source: https://social.coop/@jonny/107685726645817029 -- Also includes tips for removing this data.

r/PrivacyGuides restored citation-less slander post as facts, and GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory is proven correct by one of its members
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/143981 > Mod statement: https://np.reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/hs1dxux?context=3 > > https://i.imgur.com/LahmNkO.jpg > > dng99/dngray has branded a citation-less slander post as facts. These are the "community standards" of r/PrivacyGuides. Always remember this. > > u/trai_dep, the record stands corrected once again > > Moreover, my theory about GrapheneOS community using sockpuppets is true, as confirmed by... > > https://np.reddit.com/r/fdroid/comments/rxtc14/came_across_this_thoughts/hs1o6no?context=3 > > https://i.imgur.com/JX6uTpx.jpg > > Tommy_Tran = B0risGrishenko (OP of slander post). Thanks for confirming my GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory.

r/PrivacyGuides restored citation-less slander post as facts, and GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory is proven correct by one of its members
Mod statement: https://np.reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/hs1dxux?context=3 https://i.imgur.com/LahmNkO.jpg dng99/dngray has branded a citation-less slander post as facts. These are the "community standards" of r/PrivacyGuides. Always remember this. u/trai_dep, the record stands corrected once again Moreover, my theory about GrapheneOS community using sockpuppets is true, as confirmed by... https://np.reddit.com/r/fdroid/comments/rxtc14/came_across_this_thoughts/hs1o6no?context=3 https://i.imgur.com/JX6uTpx.jpg Tommy_Tran = B0risGrishenko (OP of slander post). Thanks for confirming my GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory.

r/PrivacyGuides is allowing a personally targeting post with my name in post title currently, slandering me and my smartphone guide
https://teddit.net/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/ This is one of key GrapheneOS community members doing it, and r/PrivacyGuides has the same moderation team as r/privacytoolsio before, and the main moderator of r/privacy is also same. Has anyone seen this kind of behaviour in overall privacy community? Edit: https://ghostarchive.org/archive/ttkkU reddit post archived

100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 4.0
https://lemmy.ml/post/128667 Crosspost but the guide body is so long, I had to break it into 5 parts.

Comment section for 100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 4.0
https://lemmy.ml/post/128667 Lemmy unfortunately has a word limit for posts, and I had to break my post into 5 parts, 4 as comments, to be able to post it. So, comments and questions can be put here.

100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 4.0
(1/5) Edit(11/1/2022): * MIUI has no biometric Lockdown, solution. * FFUpdater and UntrackMe apps recommended. * Added back Vinyl Music Player. **NOTE (June) 15/06/2020**: r_privacy moderator trai_dep [revengefully](https://np.reddit.com/r/privatelife/comments/h8hsdh/exclusive_rprivacy_moderator_deleted_smartphone/) deleted my highly gilded 1.0 guide [post](https://np.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/em8doj/smartphone_hardening_guide_for_normal_people/) before. # NOTE: I will NOT respond to prejudiced and political trolls. Hello! It took a while before I could gather enough upgrades to create this fourth iteration of the smartphone guide so many people love. It seems to have benefitted many people, and it was only a matter of time before things got spicier. It is time to, once again, shake up the expectations of how much privacy, security and anonymity you can achieve on a non rooted smartphone, even compared to all those funky "security" custom ROMs. It is time to get top grade levels of privacy in the hands (pun intended) of all you smartphone users. Steps are as always easy to apply if you follow the guide, which is a pivotal foundation of this guide I started 2 years ago. After all, what is a guide if you feel unease in even being able to follow its lead? Unlike last year, I want to try and fully rewrite the guide wherever possible, but some parts will seem similar obviously, as this, while technically being an incremental improvement, is also a massive jump for darknet users. This version of the guide took a while compared to the previous versions. **A kind request to share this guide to any privacy seeker.** ----- # User and device requirement * ANY Android 9+ device (Android 10+ recommended for better security) * knowledge of how to copy-paste commands in Linux or Mac Terminal/MS-DOS Command Prompt (for ADB, it is very simple, trust me) * For intermediate tech users: typing some URLs and saving them in a text file ----- # What brings this fourth iteration? Was the previous version not good enough? No, it was not, just like last time. There is always room for improvement, but I may have started to encounter law of diminishing returns, just like Moore's Law has started to fail with desktop CPU transistor count advancements. This does not mean I am stopping, but upgrades might get marginal from here on. The upgrades we now have are less in number, higher in quality. So, we have a lot explanation to read and understand this time around. A summary of new additions to the [3.0 guide](https://np.reddit.com/r/privatelife/comments/lpyl1s/100_foss_smartphone_hardening_nonroot_guide_30/): * Update to the Apple section * Many additions in section for app recommendations and replacements * NetGuard replaced with Invizible Pro (this is massive) * A colossal jump in your data security in the event of a possible physical phone theft using a couple applications * An attempt at teaching the importance of Android/AOSP's killswitch feature for VPNs/firewalls * (FOR XIAOMI USERS) How to configure Work Profile, as Second Space causes issues, and adding back biometric Lockdown * How to be able to copy files from work profile to main user storage without Shelter/Insular's Shuttle service * Some changes in phone brand recommendations * Caveat(s) ----- # Why not Apple devices? iPhone [does not allow you to have privacy](https://gist.github.com/iosecure/357e724811fe04167332ef54e736670d) due to its blackbox nature, and is simply a false marketing assurance by Apple to you. Recently, an unpatchable hardware flaw was [discovered](https://9to5mac.com/2020/08/01/new-unpatchable-exploit-allegedly-found-on-apples-secure-enclave-chip-heres-what-it-could-mean/) in Apple's T1 and T2 "security" chips, rendering Apple devices critically vulnerable. Also, [they recently dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups after FBI complained](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT). They also collect and sell data [quite a lot](https://i.imgur.com/n8Bk0bA.jpg). Siri still records conversations 9 months after Apple [promised not](https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/05/20/apple_siri_transcriptions/) to do it. Apple Mail app is vulnerable, yet Apple stays in [denial](https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/27/iphone-mail-vulnerabilities-2/). Also, [Apple sells certificates to third-party developers that allow them to track users](https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/apples-hypocritical-defense-data-privacy/581680/), [The San Ferdandino shooter publicity stunt was completely fraudulent](https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/internet-privacy/one-fbis-major-claims-iphone-case-fraudulent), and [Louis Rossmann dismantled Apple's PR stunt "repair program"](https://invidio.us/watch?v=rwgpTDluufY). [Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester **accused** of setting police cars on fire](https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-fbi-icloud-investigation-seattle-protester-arson-2020-9). [Apple's authorised repair leaked a customer's sex tape during iPhone repair.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt3YSD36ZNc) This is how much they respect your privacy. You want to know how much more they respect your privacy? Apple's Big Sur(veillance) fiasco seemed [not enough](https://np.reddit.com/r/privatelife/comments/jvdokk/writeup_beware_of_shills_defending_apple_big/), it seems. Still not enough to make your eyes pop wide open? Apple's CSAM mandatory scanning of your local storage is a fiasco that will echo forever. This blog [article](https://www.hackerfactor.com/blog/index.php?%2Farchives%2F929-One-Bad-Apple.html) should be of help. But they [lied](https://www.icenterpro.eu/apples-csam-system-was-hacked-but-the-firm-claims-it-is-protected/) how their system was never hacked. I [doubt](https://np.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/p6hsoh/p_appleneuralhash2onnx_reverseengineered_apple/). They even [removed CSAM protection references](https://www.macrumors.com/2021/12/15/apple-nixes-csam-references-website/) off of their website for some reason. Pretty sure atleast the most coveted privacy innovation of App Tracking protection with one button tracking denial would work, right? [Pure. Privacy. Theater.](https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-apple-engineer-says-button-164452709.html) Surely this benevolent company blocked and destroyed Facebook and Google's ad network ecosystem by blocking all those bad trackers and ads. Sigh. [Nope.](https://twitter.com/PatrickMcGee_/status/1449608262492459011) Now it is just Apple having monopoly over your monetised data. Also, Android's open source nature is starting to pay off in the long run. Apple 0-day exploits are far [cheaper](https://www.wired.com/story/android-zero-day-more-than-ios-zerodium/) to do than Android. ----- # LET'S GO!!! **ALL users must follow these steps except the "FOR ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE USERS" tagged points or sections.** **Firstly, if your device is filled to the brim or used for long time, I recommend backing up your data and factory resetting for clean slate start.** * **Sign out all your** Google and phone brand **accounts** from your device so that Settings-->Accounts do not show any sign-ins **except WhatsApp/Signal/Telegram** * Install ADB on your Linux, Windows or Mac OS machine, simple guide: https://www.xda-developers.com/install-adb-windows-macos-linux/ * Use ["Universal Android Debloater"](https://gitlab.com/W1nst0n/universal-android-debloater) to easily debloat your bloated phone. NOTE: Samsung users will lose Samsung Pay, as Samsung has been caught and declares they sell this data: https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsung-pay-new-privacy-policy-your-data-sold/ * Install **F-Droid app store** from [here](https://f-droid.org/en/) * Install **NetGuard** app firewall (see NOTE) from F-Droid and set it up with privacy based DNS like *AdGuard/Uncensored/Tenta/Quad9 DNS*. NOTE: NetGuard with [Energized Ultimate](https://block.energized.pro/ultimate/formats/hosts.txt) HOSTS file with any one of the above mentioned DNS providers is the ultimate solution. **NOTE: Download the Energized Ultimate hosts file from https://github.com/EnergizedProtection/block and store it on phone beforehand. This will be used either for NetGuard or Invizible, whichever is picked later on.** **(FOR ADVANCED USERS)** If you know how to merge HOSTS rules in one text file, you can merge Xtreme addon pack from Energized GitHub. You can also experiment with the Porn and Malicious IP domain lists. NOTE: Set DNS provider address in Settings -> Advanced settings --> VPN IPv4, IPv6 and DNS * Install **Invizible Pro** from F-Droid (LONG SECTION FOR THIS BELOW) * In F-Droid store, open Repositories via the 3 dot menu on top right and add the following repositories below: 1. https://gitlab.com/rfc2822/fdroid-firefox 2. https://apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid/index.php 3. https://guardianproject.info/fdroid/repo/ Go back to F-Droid store home screen, and hit the update button beside the 3 dot menu. (This may vary if you have newer F-Droid store app with new user interface.) -----

Firefox Suggest (search bar suggestions) is offline by default (proof inside)
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/84636 > > > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1727907 > > 'Offline' is currently the default which is explained in the [source code](https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/rev/d488f68d845a87cc107612b667951152c34fb116/browser/components/urlbar/UrlbarPrefs.jsm#543): > > "This is the scenario for the "offline" rollout. Firefox Suggest suggestions are enabled by default. Search strings and matching keywords are not included in related telemetry. The onboarding dialog is not shown." > > Switching to 'online' would trigger a dialog that comes up when you start the browser. Only clicking 'Allow suggestions' on the dialog would opt you into the search query collection.

Firefox Suggest (search bar suggestions) is offline by default (proof inside)
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1727907 'Offline' is currently the default which is explained in the [source code](https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/rev/d488f68d845a87cc107612b667951152c34fb116/browser/components/urlbar/UrlbarPrefs.jsm#543): "This is the scenario for the "offline" rollout. Firefox Suggest suggestions are enabled by default. Search strings and matching keywords are not included in related telemetry. The onboarding dialog is not shown." Switching to 'online' would trigger a dialog that comes up when you start the browser. Only clicking 'Allow suggestions' on the dialog would opt you into the search query collection.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/76603 > I think this highlights a more general problem of data ownership. People do not own devices and services they pay for in a traditional sense because the company gets the final say on how they're used. Companies can decide to analyzer your data, share it with partners, and even prevent you from accessing it.

From the article: > Reuters revealed some of America’s biggest tech companies will let “Five Eyes” and the U.N. decide whose stories the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism” should censor. > “Until now, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) database has focused on videos and images from terrorist groups on a United Nations list and so has largely consisted of content from Islamist extremist organizations such as Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban.” > Big Tech’s GIFCT is essentially a Five Eyes censorship program, masquerading as a Big Tech social media forum to stop terrorism and extremism. > “Over the next few months, the group will add attacker manifestos — often shared by sympathizers after white supremacist violence — and other publications and links flagged by U.N. initiative Tech Against Terrorism. It will use lists from intelligence-sharing group Five Eyes, adding URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters and neo-Nazis.” > Twitter and YouTube are also helping help Five Eyes spy on the world’s social media. > “The firms, which include Twitter and YouTube, share “hashes,” unique numerical representations of original pieces of content that have been removed from their services. Other platforms use these to identify the same content on their own sites in order to review or remove it.” > Other companies that have access to the GIFCT database are Reddit, Snapchat, Instagram, Verizon Media, LinkedIn, Dropbox, MailChimp and Airbnb.