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[–] roznak 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago 

It got bought by FB, what did people expect?

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[–] Venusaur 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Totally didnt see this coming

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[–] doctorshady [S] 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

That reminds me of this quote I saw:

The rise of the Net and the Web represents a victory for the counterculture and the subculture. The next generation, raised on the Net as their primary medium, won't even know what consensus reality is.

The guy who made that quote twenty some years ago was booted off Facebook yesterday for using an alias.

http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2015/10/ru-sirius-facebook-ken-goffman.html

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[–] Lagmonster 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I think were in 1984

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[–] Damndirtyape 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm going to make an app. Its called ""we won't collect anything from you, we swear" And we won't ask for any user information. In fact it won't even open. Because I don't know how to make an app.

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[–] nosg 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Still better than WhatsApp.

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[–] mukt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Many of the open source apps don't. But those are to be found via f-droid rather than Google's store.

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[–] Damndirtyape 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I tried f-droid awhile back and installed some stuff. I noticed firefox was on version 37.0 there and google play was at version 40.0. It got me worried about security holes

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[–] SterlingItachiArcher 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

The owner is Facebook? What the hell did people expect?! They second the purchase was announced I deleted that app ASAP. Only idiots are surprised by this.

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[–] dr_gus 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I don't even have a smart phone. Look how cool I am.

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[–] SterlingItachiArcher 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm going to do the same thing soon enough.

Removable battery is a must today.

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[–] TiagoTiago 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Weren't they already known for crappy security before?

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[–] SterlingItachiArcher ago 

Yes they have.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 3 points 9 points (+12|-3) ago 

"Found?" This is like, the whole function of whatsapp. This is garbage clickbait.

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[–] T8nker 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Does anyone hold out hope for a Linux phone?

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[–] T8nker 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Let me know, in losing trust in Google too

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

@DerKatalog brought up some ideas of what's available. Another option for a more open phone is Mozilla OS.

Edit: Also remember that it's not just your phone that's an enemy. You have to think about your carrier as well.

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[–] T8nker ago 

That's unavoidable in the U.S. isn't it?

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[–] Dark_Shroud ago 

No. I bought a low end Nokia because they're cheap and I know who MS is as a company. I dislike them the least compared to Apple & Google.

I can make my calls, have Office, use Skype and a few other messenger programs, Netflix and browse the web. I don't need much more than that.

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[–] cccmikey 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Well there are bowel cancer ads on the radio constantly in Australia. Perhaps it would help? Hopefully it does Bluetooth LE so I won't have to keep shoving batteries in.

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[–] Sciency 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'm gonna have to get rid of my smart phone and buy a Nokia brick. No idea if they'd even work on modern networks, but I'll try that before ditching phones all together.

So tired of being spied on...

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[–] doctorshady [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Imho, with the inherent location data available with cell phones, it's a bad deal any way you slice it. If you're getting some form of home phone with your internet package, that's probably the best way to do it in the long run. As a side benefit, call quality will be an order of magnitude better.

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[–] Sciency ago 

Honestly, I'm not scared of the government spying on me. I would be if I did anything worth them noticing. Police are another story. They're poor as shit and could be working to meet a quota. They'd pull you over leaving Vegas with some poker money, grab is under asset forfeiture, and then their bogus charges fall through, you'll probably spend more money on a lawyer than your had stolen in the first place, so you'll just let the keep it.

I'm mainly scared of 3rd parties buying your info in order to find you in realspace. I could imagine things getting pretty hairy, pretty fast if you started dumping fresh incriminating evidence about someone like George Soros or a group like big pharma.

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[–] 3026493? 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Go ahead. Ditch your computer while you're at it.

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[–] tame 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You're part of the problem because you think this bullshit corporate behaviour is inevitable.

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[–] Kaizervonmaanen 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Why is telegram better? Because Facebook don't own it?

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[–] rNes 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's actually free, somewhat opensource, encrypted, and yes Facebook doesn't own it.

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[–] TiagoTiago ago 

Wasn't there some talk a while ago about them adding ways for Iran to make it less secure?

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[–] Dark_Shroud ago 

I have no idea.

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