NSA paying developers to include spyware? 60M Android devices affected.
Developers, "Don't accept candy from strangers".
Users, use FOSS apps.
...you can install them into a separate, isolated profile. When you need to use those apps, in three seconds switch to that profile, do what you have to do in there and then switch back to your F-Droid environment.
I'm amazed by the way GrapheneOS has solved the problem with both having a Google free phone, free from 24/7 surveillance, and the ability to to use apps that require Google Play Services. Without compromising on security.
They've made the official Google services and Play Store to run as normal, unprivileged apps inside the standard app sandbox. This means...
Replaced Ubiquiti spyware AP device in my parent's house with cheap (€10) used Netgear router running #OpenWRT. Works perfectly.
Also setup WiFi fast roaming for seamless transition between access points. A budget substitute for expensive mesh devices: https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=kMgs2XFClaM
Tried to make a whois query on the modern web, only to be stopped by Google's Recapcha. Thankfully found out there's a GNU+Linux command for it.
At work I'm forced to use Google Chrome for testing. To my surprise (or not) I discovered Crome was scanning the entire drive for "harmul software" and calling home with it. They just can't stay away from user's data do they.
While your training equipment wears down, your body does the opposite and moves from the bad shoe towards the new one 💪
@hund I've just sold my rgb gaming keyboard (didn't like the mx speed switches and the closed software). Looking forward to building something with rgb and open firmware. Where to start?
Programmer and runner converting to FOSS
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