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    Quote Originally Posted by nihili View Post

    as already pointed out, more recent android versions have a system to manage app permissions. it's tedious to work, and you apply these perms after installation. but it answers your question.

    there are other ways, most require rooting your phone.
    How do I do this? (apply these perms, that is?) (keep in mind that I know NOTHING about Android, indeed have used it only a couple of times....)

    What does "rooting it" mean....?

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    Its not all doom and gloom. Yes, Android is openly tracking you... but you could use some of this stuff: https://guardianproject.info/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff View Post
    Its not all doom and gloom. Yes, Android is openly tracking you... but you could use some of this stuff: https://guardianproject.info/
    I directed him/her there in another thread several days ago. They still went with WhatsApp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteh View Post
    I just switch off GPS permanently, switch off all the google sync apps and switch on wifi only when I need it. I never have a problem and can still get the weather just by telling the app which city I want.
    I meant to add:"... and I make phone calls."

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    The Priv is the first droid device to take sec seriously. It's been getting mixed reviews. But it has enough positive reviews that I'm considering getting one. It's the first droid device I've even considered.

    From what I've read if you combined it with some FW/ sec / hardening / AV / info spoofing / app control and some good end to end FOSS encryption it could actually be OK from a sec / malware / privacy POV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven_G View Post
    I directed him/her there in another thread several days ago. They still went with WhatsApp!
    Dude, I didn't!! It was someone ELSE's PHONE, and by the time I got to it, someone else had already INSTALLED WHatsapp on it.....

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    Btw, Roxoff, could you reply to my other thread please....? You left the conversation half way....

    This one:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/pro...direction.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by resetreset View Post
    Btw, Roxoff, could you reply to my other thread please....? You left the conversation half way....

    This one:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/pro...direction.html
    Ok, done that. I thought you'd had enough PHP and web experience to know how to do stuff like that by now.
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