Don’t buy BLU phones

  • @Ghast
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    122 years ago

    Time to root and flash, though I really wish that was an easier process. It’s a different process and set of downloads for each phone.

    • SubversivoB
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      Sadly manufacturers try to make as hard as possible to install a clean android without adware/spyware.

  • @peeonyou
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    92 years ago

    This is the same thing that US companies do as well no? I mean, you can’t use an electronic device without the US capturing information about it.

    • SubversivoB
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      42 years ago

      Not. USA includes tracker on user installed apps*. This article tells about apps provided by the manufacturer that the user can’t uninstall.

      • Google collect many info about you with their mandatory Google account, but not “personal” as installed apps or messages, only “not personal”, as location", sites you search about, news you click click, and so…
    • @fadelkon@info.prou.be
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      22 years ago

      allowed Adups to execute commands as if it’s the user, meaning it could also install apps, take screenshots, record the screen, make calls and wipe devices without needing permission.

      It’s describing Google play… it can do anything and it comes preinstalled without users being able to remove it :(

      Fuck USA, fuck China and fuck Russia. No Corp will make us free, no state will make us free.

    • Sr Estegosaurio
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      32 years ago

      Imagine paying >1000€ for an iPhone and still getting trackd af.

    • SubversivoB
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      92 years ago

      Ask Facebook, who read SMS and sent it to Facebook servers for years and was discovered only because they made the mistake to include the SMS on takeout data.

      • @XpeeN@sopuli.xyz
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        42 years ago

        That’s fucked up. At least no one uses SMS anymore lol. Honestly I think we should use apps only when nessesary, and just use websites instead. They’re all mobile compatible anyway

          • @XpeeN@sopuli.xyz
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            22 years ago

            That’s so dumb, at least WhatsApp is e2ee. Using SMS these days is just asking for trouble lol

          • d-RLY?
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            22 years ago

            SMS is a fallback for iMessage. If two iPhone users send messages via iMessage, it is done through that service’s message type. But if they get or send messages to a non-iPhone user, it falls back on SMS. Which is why they have the blue (iMessage) and green (SMS) bubbles. So it is mostly about it just being a universal format if all you know is someone’s phone number. Which is why a lot of other message apps will also do both. Though I think we will see fewer SMS used as people are getting used to having their contacts auto-added to one or more of the chat apps (assuming they don’t opt-out of that feature). But I also think SMS is too universal to just completely go away all together. As it is the easiest way to send out an emergency alert or something else like that in a way that all carriers can 100% use.

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        • krolden
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          12 years ago

          No my religion is Bob how dare you suggest otherwise I am deeply offended.

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      • Sr Estegosaurio
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        52 years ago

        At this pooint I think that to some extent all goverments suck.

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          • krolden
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            22 years ago

            Instead of regurgitating the same line how about dont

      • krolden
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        22 years ago

        Nah it’s all bad but the USA is definitely the worst.