The following are very good options to stop extreme digital surveillance and control your own privacy, when it comes to mobile phones.
When you have a smartphone, let’s call it Apple iPhone or Google Android or Microsoft Windows Mobile, phones become a weapon against their own owner, either because they spy on us 24/7, because they sell our private information, they fill us with advertising and now they even locate us and trace us to find out who we live with and where we go, under the pretext of wanting to “take care of our health”.
It is necessary to clarify that Apple products are not modifiable, Apple is expected to make changes in hardware management but they are more oriented to supply, rather than service, so it is not expected to change its policies of a closed system and not modifiable so these options do not apply to iPhone smartphones. In fact in that article I only include alternatives for open systems, from Android.
I am sharing here with you three videos, which describe very well the options in open source operating systems that are developed alongside BigTech, and that are concerned with generating software products that stop this madness towards which large corporations in silicon valley are taking us, the systems not only stop this abuse but also give you tools to continue enjoying the virtues of a “smart phone” but without compromising your own security, privacy or giving yourself away to those vultures of advertising.
It is necessary to realise, however, that running away from BigTech has consequences and an implicit cost, such as the best applications no longer being available for us, for those who decide to go against the grain and opt for an alternative operating system.
In this respect, we should be smarter and decide once and for all how far we are willing to accept the shackles of the conditions imposed on us by BigTech and where we should stop and get out of this maelstrom of digital tyranny that is becoming more and more suffocating.
“2022 is coming and it’s time to reassess the best phone choice for this coming year. The winner is the de-Googled phone. Let’s find out exactly what this is. We’ve been popularizing this term but people don’t know what it is or what they’re getting. See if this kind of phone is for you.”Rob Braxman Tech
How To DE-GOOGLE Your Phone! (Naomi Brockwell’s Video Graphene OS)
Google is all over our phones. The amount of data that they’re collecting about us is astronomical, regardless of whether we’re using an iPhone or an Android.But why does it matter if Google knows so much about us?Naomi Brockwell
How to Install GNU/Linux UBPorts Ubuntu Touch on Oneplus One (and Nexus 5) (Rob Braxman Tech’s Video UBPorts OS)
Here’s a guide to installing Ubuntu Touch from UBports, a GNU/Linux mobile platform forked from the original Ubuntu Touch from Canonical. This installation is on a Oneplus One phone (see Nexus 5 comments below). I will also compare this installation process to a Nexus 5 and note any differences here.Rob Braxman Tech
by Senex Petrovic …a Broken Screen 2021