On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:17:38 +0000 st...@mail.telepac.pt wrote: > Citando Marc Lavallée <m...@hacklava.net>: > > GAFA is the main provider of spyware (a well documented subject). > > At least Android is free software (or “open source”), > > so some versions of Android are free of Google’s spywares, > > There’s also quite a lot of free software for Android, > > available from the F-Droid repository (and there’s probably > > others). > > Ok, now I see your point: You can install your own version of Android. > > (But most people just use the Android they "get" i.e. buy, even not > being able to replace the OS.)
<OT++> Most people won't know and won't care, but it's fairly "easy" (or not too difficult) to disable many Google apps and services on any Android devices; as a new user, skip the creation of a Google account, then disable all things related to Google in settings/apps. It won't get rid of all surveillance activities, but it's a good start... When possible (not all devices are supported) it is just easier and safer to install a custom Android firmware, because none of that extra customization is required. Then, as a rule of thumb, use only free software from the F-Droid and Guardian Project repos, install a safer browser (Firefox Klar or OrFox), and if the phone is rooted install an ad-blocker based on firewall rules. A safer device also runs faster and requires less power, which is a good thing when used as an ambisonic recorder or player... </OT++> -- Marc _______________________________________________ Sursound mailing list Sursound@music.vt.edu https://mail.music.vt.edu/mailman/listinfo/sursound - unsubscribe here, edit account or options, view archives and so on.