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Discussion on: Phones Are Scary

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Well, Android is open-source system. I'd also vote for Purism products, but the price is really high, and the Matrix which Purism use as they primary private communication channel has been recently breached link, so I stick with iPhone & Signal as my default setting.

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Aspen James Author

True true! But Android is owned by Google and includes so much of their bloatware and telemetry. Still pretty far from ideal in my opinion.

Purism is a bit highly priced, but I strongly believe in what they're doing, their values, and their product, so I'm willing to pay for it. Their work on PureOS, Phosh, and all other softwares that are making it possible for the Librem 5 to exist are all open source and pushed upstream, so the mobile phone OS climate may be shifting a bit!

iPhones are actually a lot more privacy-respecting than an Android based device, so that's a good choice for sure. I have personal qualms with Apple as a company, so I can't in good conscious support them.