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I work in mobile app development and the technology out there to spy on you is pretty insane. There is a whole industry for snooping and reselling data. Here are some examples.

There are several SDKs (software development kits) that offer fingerprinting identity services. Meaning, when someone opens your app, it checks their device ID, IP address, GPS location, email address, etc. and makes a match to an identity. You then use this SDK to track their behavior in your app, such as purchases, interests, demographics, preferences, etc. This data is stored along with all the other apps that use the SDK. Now as an upsell, I can buy all of your behavior data from every other app that uses the same service. From the moment you install the app I know everything about you.

There are SDKs that don’t even offer a service, they just straight up pay the app maker to let their agent sit and collect data and send it up to their servers. Mostly location data.

My favorite is there’s an SDK that actually records the screen while you use the app, and the video gets sent up to the server for the app maker to see how you use their app in real time. It also tracks all of your views, swipes, and button presses tied to the video for analytics.

Basically, you should assume that every moment you are using an internet connected device, you are being observed, scrutinized, and analyzed so that someone can sell you more shit.

They are really good at this, and getting better every year. You think Facebook is listening to your microphone to serve you ads at the moment you are discussing a product? They don’t need to. They know you that well.

Edit: A lot of people are asking for specific examples of this monitoring tech. There are a ton of small players. So an example of location tracking is Tamoco. An example of behavior tracking is Branch.io (they don't advertise the data mining, but it's a back-end deal). And session monitoring is AppSee or HotJar. There are many more that I haven't heard of.

There are a ton of data resellers out there. They're typically small startups who buy and sell data, and they compete on having the most comprehensive and clean data sets. We get approached by a data reseller maybe once a month, either trying to buy our data or sell us data.

Edit: A lot of people are flippant about this idea because you "don't click on ads" or you "don't buy anything". There are people who aren't interested in just selling you products. How about voting for a particular political candidate, or for/against a ballot measure? How about selling you a particular world view? Propaganda is just like advertising, they're just selling you an idea instead of a product.
#android #ios #programming #development #app #apps #phone #smartphone #sdk #hotjar #facebook #appsee #branch.io #tamoco #surveillance #privacy #encryption

 

Librem 5 define sus características de seguridad y confirma lanzamiento en 2019


http://lamiradadelreplicante.com/2018/06/07/librem-5-define-sus-caracteristicas-de-seguridad-y-confirma-lanzamiento-en-2019

#gnu/linux #librem 5 #movil #purism #seguridad informática #smartphone

Enero de 2019. Es la fecha planificada para la distribución del Librem 5, ya perfectamente ensamblado (la oportunidad de tener un kit de desarrollo finalizó hace unos días) para el consumidor final. Un móvil con base GNU/Linux, potentes escritorios (GNOME, KDE y Ubuntu Touch) y
Librem 5 define sus características de seguridad y confirma lanzamiento en 2019

 
Dear acquaintance, colleague, customer, family member, friend, etc.: If you happen to store my personal data, such as my landline phone number, on your mobile phones contact application, please make sure to not pass this data to any companies, such as Whatsapp. Sending this data is clearly illegal without my explicite consent. Thanks.

See also: — but nobody cares.

#privacy #whatsapp #smartphone

 

ARD fördert Datenkraken



Statt eine Web-Applikation zu entwickeln, die mit jedem Web-Browser auf jedem Betriebssystem liefe, steckt die ARD viel Geld in die Entwicklung von Smartphone-Apps. So werden Nutzer von alternativen Betriebssystemen (Linux, Windows, Mac, etc.) ausgegrenzt. Freie Software hat das Nachsehen. Selbst die Smartphone-Nutzer können sich die App nur runterladen, wenn sie einen Account beim jeweiligen Hersteller haben. Wie bekloppt ist das denn? Wer sich daran stört, kann übrigens eine Email an audiothek@ard.de schreiben. Vielleicht kommt die ARD dann ja darauf, daß eine Web-App auch ohne Smartphone oder Account bei Datenkraken nutzbar ist.

#ard #audiothek #privacy #smartphone #datenschutz #freiesoftware #freesoftware

Inklusive Downloads: ARD-Audiothek ist fertig

Die im Frühjahr angekündigte App, die Wortinhalte von ARD und Deutschlandradio bündelt, ist nun für iOS und Android erhältlich.

 

Purism collects half the money for Librem 5!



Purism does better than I hoped! After a little bit more than half of the time (33 days passed, 27 still to go), they have half the money (51%) of the 1.5 million USD they need. I'm positively surprised!

Now the other half it is up to you! If you like to have a phone that respects your privacy (so does promise Purism), runs a mainstream Linux distro (PureOS/Debian by default, the most important point for me personally), and has strong focus on freedom and security, please consider supporting their crowd funding campaign!

As long as they do not reach their goal there is no risk. Your credit card will not be charged before they reach their target. If the reach the 1.5 million USD, they will charge you. Then there is the risk, that they will fail, of course. I think, that they will not fail, because they have some experience with building hardware and they have capable people on board. But, hey, no risk, no fun!

#librem5 #purism #freesoftware #debian #mobile #phone #privacy #security #smartphone https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/

 
#HELP !
My mobile phone ZTE Open C under #FirefoxOS seams near his end of life.
I can't imagine to be back to Android/Cyanogen or things like this...

Do you know where it's still possible to buy smartphones under Firefox OS please ?

Reshare would be appreciated :)

#Pone #Smartphone #Firefox #FirefoxOS #Mozilla #FOSS #Linux #Android #Cyanogen

 
#HELP !
My mobile phone ZTE Open C under #FirefoxOS seams near his end of life.
I can't imagine to be back to Android/Cyanogen or things like this...

Do you know where it's still possible to buy smartphones under Firefox OS please ?

Reshare would be appreciated :)

#Pone #Smartphone #Firefox #FirefoxOS #Mozilla #FOSS #Linux #Android #Cyanogen

 

Leaving #Facebook & #Google world (and co.)



#Feedback and seeking your advises



I did it !

Joining D* was the first step of many to win back my #privacy online and stop supporting bad application. Long time this was waiting inside me.
Since it could be useful to others and because I still need some #help to solve some remaining issues, here is a brief "before/after" list :

- #Gmail ~~ #Posteo.de
Most difficult service to replace. This one is for me the best equation including social responsibility, privacy, email extension convenience, user interface not too far behind Gmail
- #Drive #storage ~~ #Owncloud at ocloud.de, free bundle for now
- #Drive #collaboration ~~ #Framapad for text and have to try framacalc to see if powerful enough for sheet
- #Drive #share ~~ #Framadrop for temporary sharing and my owncloud otherwise
- #Agenda ~~ ... my notebook, no IT, just some paper and the #bulletjournal approach
- #Google ~~ #DuckDuckGo
- #Hangout / #Skype ~~ #Framatalk based on #JitsiMeet
- #Chat ~~ no solution :'( someone has one ? #HELP
- #GoogleMap ~~ #Openstreetmap
- #Pocket ~~ #Framabag based on #Wallabag
- #Facebook / #Twitter ~~ #Diaspora*
- #Smartphone ~~ my #Fairphone let you choose and #android with our without #googleapps, I'll just reset it !
- was already using #Firefox (ouf ! at least, one was right ^^)

If you have any suggestion or solution for the chat / instant messaging, feel free :) I really don't know how to get rid of messenger or whatsapp... Using them a lot and removing those will make a severe cut with my friends and family...

A big thanks to #Framasoft and their project "Dégooglisons l'internet"
#howto #ungoogle #needhelp #onlinerebirth #toomuchtags

Dégooglisons Internet - Liste des alternatives - Framasoft

Dégooglisons Internet - Liste des alternatives - Framasoft

 

Leaving #Facebook & #Google world (and co.)



#Feedback and seeking your advises



I did it !

Joining D* was the first step of many to win back my #privacy online and stop supporting bad application. Long time this was waiting inside me.
Since it could be useful to others and because I still need some #help to solve some remaining issues, here is a brief "before/after" list :

- #Gmail ~~ #Posteo.de
Most difficult service to replace. This one is for me the best equation including social responsibility, privacy, email extension convenience, user interface not too far behind Gmail
- #Drive #storage ~~ #Owncloud at ocloud.de, free bundle for now
- #Drive #collaboration ~~ #Framapad for text and have to try framacalc to see if powerful enough for sheet
- #Drive #share ~~ #Framadrop for temporary sharing and my owncloud otherwise
- #Agenda ~~ ... my notebook, no IT, just some paper and the #bulletjournal approach
- #Google ~~ #DuckDuckGo
- #Hangout / #Skype ~~ #Framatalk based on #JitsiMeet
- #Chat ~~ no solution :'( someone has one ? #HELP
- #GoogleMap ~~ #Openstreetmap
- #Pocket ~~ #Framabag based on #Wallabag
- #Facebook / #Twitter ~~ #Diaspora*
- #Smartphone ~~ my #Fairphone let you choose and #android with our without #googleapps, I'll just reset it !
- was already using #Firefox (ouf ! at least, one was right ^^)

If you have any suggestion or solution for the chat / instant messaging, feel free :) I really don't know how to get rid of messenger or whatsapp... Using them a lot and removing those will make a severe cut with my friends and family...

A big thanks to #Framasoft and their project "Dégooglisons l'internet"
#howto #ungoogle #needhelp #onlinerebirth #toomuchtags

Dégooglisons Internet - Liste des alternatives - Framasoft

Dégooglisons Internet - Liste des alternatives - Framasoft

 
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J'ai interdit à mes enfants un accès libre aux écrans. Au fil du temps j'ai fait disparaître la TV, la console de jeux de salon, la console de jeux portable, interdit la tablette, MP4, et finalement interdit le smartphone.
Mes deux enfants possèdent toujours un téléphone avec un écran de 3cm de diagonale ainsi qu'un accès limité et variable à l'ordinateur.
Cette semaine j'ai donné à lire à mon plus grand fils de 16 ans un livre : "si c'est un homme" de Primo Lévi. 25 pages par jour.
Avec un livre pareil, le négationnisme ne devrait pas atteindre mon fils.
Pourquoi je fais cela ? Parce que sans la culture et la connaissance historique l'homme n'est rien. Nos enfants sur-équipés se détournent de la culture véritable et de la concentration profonde, ils retournent à une forme d'impulsivité et d'animalité redoutable. La société consumériste organise actuellement une terrible régression collective, une véritable violence en devenir. Lorsque les têtes sont vides de l'essentiel, il ne reste ni conscience, ni compassion, ni empathie. Il reste un ego vide, instable, insatisfait et tyrannique.
Il semble que notre progrès technologique s'accompagne d'un retour au néant existentiel, au vide sidéral. La crise économique actuelle risque de mettre en évidence cet avènement de l'ignorance produite par l'ère des écrans multiples, de la connexion continue, des notifications directes au système nerveux. Trop de stimuli tuant finalement la capacité à ressentir le réel paisiblement ainsi qu'à rester disponible et ouvert au monde.

Réduisons donc la quantité de stimuli pour reprendre le chemin du réel, de son passé, de son sens profond et donc de son devenir.
Imaginons un instant cette photo si les enfants n'avaient pas de smartphones. Le retour à la culture est à ce prix.

Allez, je vais vous faire une confidence et un scoop à la fois. Je tente moi aussi un éloignement progressif de l'écran internet pour revenir au support papier, aux articles longs. Je compose actuellement, avec l'aide de mon ami Vincent (La Mèche Lente), un journal papier de 16 pages, où il sera question de tous ces thèmes que je développe régulièrement ici même : Sens de la vie, état de la Terre, consommation, progrès technologiques, décroissance, amitié, réel, culture, commun...
Ce journal ne correspond à rien d'existant actuellement. Le retour du papier, de la lenteur, de l'espace de lecture personnel, du temps. Il me fallait tout cela pour m'éloigner de l'écran. Peut-être nous retrouverons nous avec une certaine joie sur ce chemin là.
Ce projet étant déjà très avancé, je vous reparlerai de ce journal bientôt !

#culture #smartphone #écran #violence #avenir #livre #progrès #technologie

 

Tools zur Verschlüsselung



Die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung #bpb hat immer wieder interessante Denk-Anstöße - Anfang des Jahres z.B. zu Tools zur Verschlüsselung, was sie von Studio im Netz #sin übernommen haben.

#Verschlüsselung #Datenschutz #Smartphone #Messenger #E-Mail #Festplatte #Cloud

Tools zur Verschlüsselung | bpb

Viele Daten, die online verschickt werden, können mitgelesen werden – von Dienst-Anbietern, Hackern oder Geheimdiensten. Digitale Spuren, die bei der Internetnutzung automatisch hinterlassen werden, sind nachvollziehbar und auswertbar. Das "SIN-Studio im Netz" hat in einer Broschüre Tipps und hilfreiche Tools zusammengestellt, die bei der Verschlüsselung von Daten und Absicherung eigener Geräte unterstützen sollen.

 

Hi Diasporians! #Question about #smartphones here.



My partner needs a new one, and ideally we want:
  • As much #FreeSoftware as possible but it most likely has to be based on #Android to have the large app catalogue available (there's a few she can't do without);
  • Somewhat #ethical in the #social and #environmental side;
  • Possible to buy online from Australia.
I know about #Fairphone (I have a FP1) but we can't buy it in Australia, and the FP2 is unfortunately a bit too dear for us...

I am interested in #OnePlus but they weirdly have never published anything about their practices when it comes to sustainability and human rights, and refuse to provide that information even to their customers.

Any suggestions?

#smartphone #sustainability #tech

Manufacturing the OnePlus One, labor rights and environmental policies? - OnePlus Forums

Hello!

China have had plenty of horror stories of employees treated poorly and environmental issues from manufacturing. That's why I find the OnePlus...

 

Ten years anniversary of Openmoko



An interesting and rather sad retrospect by free software hero Harald Welte:
It was about building a #smartphone before #Android or the #iPhone existed or even were announced. It was about doing things "right" from a Free Software point of view, with FOSS requirements going all the way down to component selection of each part of the electrical design. ... What does this mean in practise? We're stuck with a smartphone world in which we can hardly escape any vendor lock-in. It's virtually impossible in the non-free-software iPhone world, and it's difficult in the Android world. In 2016, we have more Linux based smartphones than ever - yet we have less freedom on them than ever before. ... So yes, the smartphone world is much more restricted, locked-down and proprietary than it was back in the #Openmoko days. If we had been more successful then, that world might be quite different today. It was a lost opportunity to make the world embrace more freedom in terms of software and hardware. Without single-vendor lock-in and proprietary obstacles everywhere.

(This is one of the reasons, why I refuse to use a "smart" phone.)

#openhardware #freesoftware #neo900 #pyra #fairphone

Ten years anniversary of Openmoko

In 2006 I first visited Taiwan. The reason back then was Sean Moss-Pultz
contacting me about a new Linux and Free Software based Phone that he
wanted to do at FIC in Taiwan. This later became the Ne

 

Ten years anniversary of Openmoko



An interesting and rather sad retrospect by free software hero Harald Welte:
It was about building a #smartphone before #Android or the #iPhone existed or even were announced. It was about doing things "right" from a Free Software point of view, with FOSS requirements going all the way down to component selection of each part of the electrical design. ... What does this mean in practise? We're stuck with a smartphone world in which we can hardly escape any vendor lock-in. It's virtually impossible in the non-free-software iPhone world, and it's difficult in the Android world. In 2016, we have more Linux based smartphones than ever - yet we have less freedom on them than ever before. ... So yes, the smartphone world is much more restricted, locked-down and proprietary than it was back in the #Openmoko days. If we had been more successful then, that world might be quite different today. It was a lost opportunity to make the world embrace more freedom in terms of software and hardware. Without single-vendor lock-in and proprietary obstacles everywhere.

(This is one of the reasons, why I refuse to use a "smart" phone.)

#openhardware #freesoftware #neo900 #pyra #fairphone

Ten years anniversary of Openmoko

In 2006 I first visited Taiwan. The reason back then was Sean Moss-Pultz
contacting me about a new Linux and Free Software based Phone that he
wanted to do at FIC in Taiwan. This later became the Ne

 

#Shiftphone: Ein faires #Smartphone aus Hessen



auch zum #Fairphone gibt es Alternativen;)


Shiftphone: Ein faires Smartphone aus Hessen | Neues Wirtschaften

Mit dem Fairphone gab es vor zwei Jahren das erste "faire" Smartphone. Nun gibt es ein neues faires Gerät auf dem Handymarkt - das Shiftphone. Doch hält der Hersteller aus Hessen, was er verspricht?

 

#Shiftphone: Ein faires #Smartphone aus Hessen



auch zum #Fairphone gibt es Alternativen;)


Shiftphone: Ein faires Smartphone aus Hessen | Neues Wirtschaften

Mit dem Fairphone gab es vor zwei Jahren das erste "faire" Smartphone. Nun gibt es ein neues faires Gerät auf dem Handymarkt - das Shiftphone. Doch hält der Hersteller aus Hessen, was er verspricht?

 

Le fairphone nouveau est annoncé!






Un nouveau Fairphone plus mince et avec de nouvelles couleurs est annoncé. Il est déjà possible de le pré-commander. Et pour les nostalgiques, l'ancien modèle est toujours disponible.

L'annonce concernant le nouveau design: (en)https://www.fairphone.com/en/2016/10/18/fairphone-2-gets-new-case-design-four-colors/

#fairphone #fairphone2 #fp2 #wearefairphone #smartphone #téléphoneintelligent #éthique #ethique #fairtraide

Fairphone 2 | Fairphone shop

Fairphone - A seriously cool smartphone. Putting social values first.

 

Le fairphone nouveau est annoncé!






Un nouveau Fairphone plus mince et avec de nouvelles couleurs est annoncé. Il est déjà possible de le pré-commander. Et pour les nostalgiques, l'ancien modèle est toujours disponible.

L'annonce concernant le nouveau design: (en)https://www.fairphone.com/en/2016/10/18/fairphone-2-gets-new-case-design-four-colors/

#fairphone #fairphone2 #fp2 #wearefairphone #smartphone #téléphoneintelligent #éthique #ethique #fairtraide

Fairphone 2 | Fairphone shop

Fairphone - A seriously cool smartphone. Putting social values first.

 

Fairphone Open 16.10.0 is now available



Pensez à mettre à jour votre téléphone :)

https://forum.fairphone.com/t/fairphone-open-16-10-0-is-now-available/22849

#Fairphone #OpenSource #Update #Smartphone

Fairphone Open 16.10.0 is now available

Fairphone Open 16.10.0 release Fairphone Open 16.10.0 has been released. You can get it through the updater or by downloading from the website. Changes Fairphone Open 16.10.0 includes all the fixes found in Fairphone OS 1.8.x. Highlights Recovery no longer tries to mount nonexistent partitions (/misc and /bootselect) Security fixes (*) (Android public security buletin from October) More (*)Security fixes: CVE-2013-7446, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-0774, CVE-2016-3900, CVE-2016-3909, CVE...

 

Fairphone Open 16.10.0 is now available



Pensez à mettre à jour votre téléphone :)

https://forum.fairphone.com/t/fairphone-open-16-10-0-is-now-available/22849

#Fairphone #OpenSource #Update #Smartphone

Fairphone Open 16.10.0 is now available

Fairphone Open 16.10.0 release Fairphone Open 16.10.0 has been released. You can get it through the updater or by downloading from the website. Changes Fairphone Open 16.10.0 includes all the fixes found in Fairphone OS 1.8.x. Highlights Recovery no longer tries to mount nonexistent partitions (/misc and /bootselect) Security fixes (*) (Android public security buletin from October) More (*)Security fixes: CVE-2013-7446, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-0774, CVE-2016-3900, CVE-2016-3909, CVE...