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  1. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

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    genie: i will grant you three wishes
    aladdin: ok
    genie: but before each wish you must watch an ad
    aladdin: what
    genie: to skip the ads you can get Genie Prime
    aladdin:
    genie: also i watch you while you sleep
    aladdin:
    genie: and tell the other genies your preferences, habits etc
     
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    Gosh! I feel so much safer with the Genies watching over me 24/7! NOT!
     
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    Won't be any listening devices in my house....wait...I'm on my phone...damn...
    Hi google...


    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
     
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    Hard to get past that one.
     
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    Buy a straight Android phone with none of the google overlays on it. More than likely not completely safe, but no google "overwatch" embedded in the OS...
     
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  6. Atlas

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    Which phone would that be?
     
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    Not a problem :)
     
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  11. hypnos

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    If its android, its Google. Android is a Google OS
     
  12. hypnos

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    Ubuntu had a mobile version for 5 minutes...
     
  13. Atlas

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    You're right, it doesn't appear to be available now.
     
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    https://itsfoss.com/open-source-alternatives-android/

    Take a gander at the above link.

    Actually android is not google per se (see https://www.androidpit.com/android-without-google-apps ). Android itself is actually an open source platform. Google just inbeds their crap on it (see chart about 1/3 down the page). So it is possible to run Android without Google..more than likely not as pretty, but safer IMHO. (another link https://www.geek.com/android/advanced-android-creating-your-own-google-free-android-phone-1598734/ )
     
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    Note to everyone, the Librem 5 is not yet shipping, but pre-orders are being accepted.
     
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  18. hypnos

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    You may be able to clean up the apps, but android is google. Google develops it, your updates will come from google.
     
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    @soyer38301 , Screenshot_20190911-080501_Google.jpg sure, you can tweak "jailbreak" (I think that might actually be a term for iphone) and yes, there are developer settings to allow you to modify google android and add code, view code etc. Developers can't make new apps without access to it. Yes its linux based...but it is still a GOOGLE product.
     
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    So we are screwed no matter which way we go.

    Maybe time to go back to a flip phone

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
     
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