Google is given kind of a pass on this one, but I'm not convinced that's fair. Makes new offerings like the PinePhone look really tempting.
"Attention, phone-makers: Our devices aren't your billboards"
@boblmartens We need a "Linux" for phones that isn't controlled by an advertising company. Something open source and available to anybody without the spying.
@mike I agree completely. I wish someone would be able to step forward but that industry seems almost intentionally handicapped by regulations that it is a hard thing to break into.
@boblmartens Agreed. To the benefit of the established industry. I feel like there should be a way (at least in urban spaces) to utilize TOR/VPN/WiFi to create a completely separate voice system, but I'm not smart enough to figure it out.
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