2018 Aug 19, 10:49am
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Librem 5, the phone that focuses on security by design and privacy protection by default. Running Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create an open development utopia, rather than the walled gardens from all other phone providers.A fully standards-based freedom-oriented system, based on Debian and many other upstream projects, has never been done before–we will be the first to seriously attempt this.The Librem 5 phone will be the world’s first ever IP-native mobile handset, using end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication.
On iOS 11, pressing the wifi toggle immediately disconnects the iPhone or iPad from any wifi networks, but leaves the wireless radio available for use by location services, scanning for the names of nearby wifi access points. The Bluetooth toggle operates in a similar fashion. ...A similar thing happens in Android smartphones, which use wifi as part of their location services. Switching wifi off prevents it from connecting to wifi access points, but allows it to continue periodically scanning for access point names to help pinpoint its location.
Hopefully with Trump he wont allow this project to fail. will allow the marketplace to determine the value and success of a product.
there was deep pocket interests that squashed the project.
Tenpoundbass saysthere was deep pocket interests that squashed the project. care to elaborate?
The Librem 5 phone will be the world’s first ever IP-native mobile handset, using end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication.
Patrick saysThe Librem 5 phone will be the world’s first ever IP-native mobile handset, using end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication.Is the company called Pied Piper?
Google...cut off...Open Source phones.
Getting started with developing applications for a mobile platform can be a challenging task, especially when it comes to building and testing the application on the mobile device itself.The Librem 5 makes its application development workflow extremely simple.You don’t need to worry about registering a developer account with some parent company.You don’t need to register your testing devices and ask the permission to a parent company just to be able to build and run your applications on those devices.You don’t need to “Jailbreak” your devices in order to access some restricted software or hardware features.And the best part is that you don’t need to worry about cross platform compiling because you can use the development tools directly on the phone.The “quick start” video below that I made for the Librem 5 developers documentation demonstrates how quickly you can get up and running with making your own GTK applications on a Librem 5.In this video, I have attached a Librem 5 to an external keyboard, mouse and monitor through a USB-C hub, and I use GNOME Builder to quickly create a new GTK application project, build it and run it on both the big desktop monitor and the small mobile screen with just a drag and drop across the screens.Yes, I do all that with the computing power of the Librem 5 only! There are no special effects nor a hidden desktop computer. I even did the screencast recording with an external device so it shows the real speed of the Librem 5 when driving a 32″ Full HD monitor.
School custodian refuses to download phone app that monitors location, says it got her firedIncrease in 'tattleware' a slippery slope for loss of workers’ privacy, employment lawyer warns ...When her boss told her to download the app, Dionne says she was concerned about her privacy. The app would go on her personal phone and, she says, her boss didn't clearly explain how it worked or what would happen to any data it collected. "It was just a blanket statement — 'Everybody install this app on their phone. This is how we're doing things from now on,'" said Dionne. ..."We are giving away a lot of our privacy rights without even realizing what we're giving up," she said. "Before it's too late and we go down some slippery slope, it's time that we looked at this."Dionne says it was a blow to be fired, but the experience has a silver lining.She now wants to learn how to help other employees who feel they weren't treated right, either. "I'm going back to school," said Dionne. "I'm thinking of going into law."
'Everybody install this app on their phone. This is how we're doing things from now on,'
'Everybody install this app on their phone.
Court scolds FBI for partnering with Google and others on warrantless surveillance but then renews it ...In a ruling, the surveillance court reprimanded the FBI for multiple episodes of analysts improperly searching for data involving Americans through the warrantless surveillance program. Despite the violations, and general controversy surrounding the program, the court still re-approved it for another year. ...The law allows the NSA, with the help of tech companies such as AT&T and Google, to harvest online messages and phone calls of non-citizens who are abroad without the need for a warrant. However, often these communications are between foreigners and Americans, which raises the question whether there should be different rules for US citizens’ messages that get intercepted.The NSA provides relevant data from the program to the FBI, CIA, and the National Counterterrorism Center. The FBI receives data that the NSA deems relevant for investigation for national security reasons. ...The court also recounted such episodes in its ruling the previous year. Despite the violations, the judge still approved the program for another year.“While the court is concerned about the apparent widespread violations of the querying standard,” Judge Boasberg wrote, “it lacks sufficient information at this time to assess the adequacy of the F.B.I. system changes and training, post implementation.” Therefore, the court concluded that “the FBI’s querying and minimization procedures meet statutory and Fourth Amendment requirements.”