asbak wrote:There's nothing more that needs to be read or understood apart from the simple, basic, universal truth that Android is a spy platform designed and built from the ground up by Google (who has very close connections to the Pentagon & CIA) to spy on and collect intel on you. 24/7/365.
That is just the Base OS, we're not even talking about all the "apps" people will download and install and assign permissions to fish data out of every orifice, whether they do this voluntarily or involuntarily. 99.9% of users will be ratting themselves out just by how they use and interact with the phone. Even the .1% who think they are smart and have all the bases covered to beat the system are probably just deluding themselves.
No "app" or any "hey wow look this is a Privacy App!!" will change that. Android is, was and will forever be a ubiquitous spy platform. Case closed. Slam dunk.
Using Android, and any "apps" and deluding themselves that they are maintaining their privacy is a sport for gullible people. People who have secrets to protect better find other ways to do it.
OK. I just don't understand why you make all these points about an app that is not about privacy, but about making a sort of "alarm" out of sensors. They do mention "privacy" just because they force connections through Tor. I honestly don't know how effective that is in relation to the rest of the environment.
By the way, can you point to the relevant parts of the Android source tree that contain the spyware code? Not trying to disprove you or anything, I am just inherently interested in this... although my capability of understanding the code will be quite limited. Or it is the spyware supposed to be in proprietary firmware?
I ask because it would be interesting to know how "safe" android derivatives, like replicant, can be, as I was pondering trying them out. I guess one could run Haven on replicant, by the way.