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interface on #Android definitely could use some work still, especially since it references keyboard buttons rather than icons, and some of the buttons seem to be designed for mice / pointer interfaces, rather than touch controls, but it's definitely a good step in the right direction!
I should check how well this works with a gamepad on Android. :)

#AndroidGaming #mobileGaming #marioKart


 
@wallabag un would be nice to have a circle logo 😅 or is that something we can handle on #android 🤔
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Image/photoAndroid Privacy and Security wrote the following post Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:07:13 +0200

Backdoor found in four smartphone models
German cyber-security agency warns against buying or using four low-end smartphone models.

Impacted models include the Doogee BL7000, the M-Horse Pure 1, the Keecoo P11, and the VKworld Mix Plus (malware present in the firmware, but inactive). All four are low-end Android smartphones.

This is not the first incident of its kind. In all incidents, all the smartphone models were from little-known vendors selling low-end class Android devices.

#Android #security #privacy


 
Google's Matías Duarte on the History of Smartphone Notifications A conversation with Matías Duarte, one of the designers of Android, about how notifications grew from an idea to a relentless buzz. https://www.wired.com/story/history-of-notifications #attentioneconomy #notifications #Gear/Trends #android #Video #Gear


 
Apologies for multiple broken posts to activitypub, hopefully this comes through clean - still testing hubzilla to AP federation
zdnet.com/article/android-and-ios-devices-impacted-by-new-sensor-calibration-attack/
Websites and apps can the sensor calibration values which are set in the factory to improve accuracy, in some high quality Android device. These values act as a unique identifier for any device, even after a complete wipe.

Bromite, a project which produces a privacy and security focused Chromium fork and webview for Android, have a web based tool for checking if your device and browser combination leaks this information
bromite.org/detect

grapheneos.org the security and privacy AOSP based operating system, that can be installed on all Pixel devices including the recent 3a and 3aXL, has implemented a sensor permission. Users can turn off access to the sensors for the web browser, or any other app.

#Android #privacy #grapheneos


 
You can now unlock the ProtonMail #Android app with your fingerprint! See what other improvements are in the latest version here: https://protonmail.com/blog/protonmail-android-fingerprint-unlock/
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One step closer to shipping our /e/ smartphones: packaging and in-box materials are ready! We're currently fine tuning our back office as we speak to be able to launch order ASAP. Stay tuned! #futureisprivacy #privacy #smartphones #android @gael
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Ars Technica: Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices Ars Technica: Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/google-confirms-2017-supply-chain-attack-that-sneaked-backdoor-on-android-devices/

All the more reason you should be mindful of buying from OEMs that you've never head of before
Tags: #Android #security

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Ars Technica: Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices Ars Technica: Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/google-confirms-2017-supply-chain-attack-that-sneaked-backdoor-on-android-devices/

All the more reason you should be mindful of buying from OEMs that you've never head of before
Tags: #Android #security

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Android Low-Memory Killer--In or Out? by Zack Brown

One of the jobs of the Linux kernel—and all operating system kernels—is to manage the resources available to the system. #Linux #Android

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-low-memory-killer-or-out
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Huawei: Linux-based Sailfish OS as Android replacement?

Aurora OS indeed is a Sailfish OS fork. It is based on open-source Sailfish OS mobile Linux operating system, made by Finnish company Jolla.

Known for privacy and security SFOS could prove beneficial for Huawei which can utilize the very trait for its smartphones.

Sailfish OS is also known to be compatible with Android apps as well.

=> https://fossbytes.com/huawei-linux-based-sailfish-os-android-alternative/
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#SailfishOS #Sailfish #Huawei #Android #Jolla #AuroraOS #Linux #mobileLinux
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Cellebrite Now Says It Can Unlock Any iPhone for Cops In a strangely public product announcement, the phone-cracking firm revealed a powerful new device. https://www.wired.com/story/cellebrite-ufed-ios-12-iphone-hack-android #Security/CyberattacksandHacks #lawenforcement #Security #hacking #android #iPhone #ios


 
Dear Fediverse,

For the #android @fedilab users among you, is anyone experiencing this weird crash-on-start? It started happening on my two Pixel 3s (Android 9 and Q beta 4) in the past week so I wonder if it's something in the June security patch.

#bug

https://framagit.org/tom79/fedilab/issues/203


 
#FOSS apps that need push notifications get problems: Google wants to force all apps on #Android to use its proprietary service Firebase for push notifications.
That's why we need F-Droid and/or #Linux based smartphone OS without Google. #UBports

https://www.reddit.com/r/freesoftware/comments/by4ipr/android_now_forces_apps_to_include_proprietary/


 
Why Google Leaked the Pixel 4 Itself The next Pixel phone was just unveiled months early. By Google. In a tweet. https://www.wired.com/story/google-leaks-pixel-4 #Gear/GearNewsandEvents #android #google #Pixel #leaks #Gear


 
🤔 Is there any automated Android backup solution you know?
I am totally willing to pay for that service, as long as the client is FOSS and encrypts my data in a good manner.
Most importantly I want to backup the data on my internal storage, so files, images, videos as my Calendar, Mail, Contacts are IMAP/ICAL anyways.

Would be awesome if you could help me to find something like that!

@switchingsocial #android #backup #foss #app #androidapp


 

Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices - If you want security, roll your own OS for desktops, phones, routers


No matter whether the device is designed or built in China, the US, Israel, Germany, etc if you want security on phones, routers, desktops, etc you may just want to roll your own OS like the US NSA, Russian Military, Chinese, South Korean and more have already been doing. Seriously you can't even trust your "current" allies not to spy on you.

The US can point their fingers all they want at China, but they have been caught doing the same things knowingly (those zero-day defects on Windows XP way back) and unknowingly (the Iran power station issue which supposedly involved Israel too). We know governments (Western Governments most definitely) have interception laws at Internet peering points, satellite links, etc and many have "kill switches" via their Tier 1 ISPs to cut off their country's Internet. Just by popular news I still hear of more backdoors and vulnerabilities found on "Western" hardware and OS's than Chinese (maybe the Chinese hide it better?).

So that said any intended or unintended backdoors on your Cisco routers, Windows servers, D-Link routers, or whatever will be found and exploited at some point.

For large corporates and governments, I still don't understand why they don't as a matter of policy take open source code for routers, phones, servers and have that code inspected properly and customise it for their use. That way you control it fully. It is certainly happening on a limited scale already. It's certainly not difficult as many home users do it themselves (just not always able to inspect the code fully themselves). Governments and large corporates spend millions of US$ per annum of software which they could channel instead into recruiting qualified code analysers. For many countries that also means keeping their money onshore.

See more on this Android issue (past tense) at https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/google-confirms-2017-supply-chain-attack-that-sneaked-backdoor-on-android-devices/

#backdoor #android #triada
Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices

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After Google successfully beat back Triada in 2017, its developers found a new way in.

https://gadgeteer.co.za/node/3245


@Devon & Cornwall GNU / Linux user group


 
Making #gafam platforms "secure" (think #android #aws #macos etc.) is like making benzine safe to use or cocktail out of earthworms.

These things are designed, by law, for back door access. They're made NOT to be secure.


 
Making #gafam platforms "secure" (think #android #aws #macos etc.) is like making benzine safe to use or cocktail out of earthworms.

These things are designed, by law, for back door access. They're made NOT to be secure.


 
Je prépare un beau voyage ! En attendant, merci à @tom79 de mettre à disposition cet espace et surtout son application #android #fedilab !
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Mein #Workshop "Freiheit zum mitnehmen" auf der 19. #Gulaschprogrammiernacht ist angenommen worden \°/

Also wer auf der #GPN19 ist und Bock auf #fdroid und #gdroid hat oder Lust verspürt sie kennenzulernen, kommt vorbei!

https://pretalx.entropia.de/gpn19/talk/BQKZNL/

#FreieSoftware #Android

@fdroidorg @gdroid


 

Marketing that doesn't make me want to buy their product...





#Android #LG


 
Jolla / Sailfish OS: a benefit from Huawei's Android ban.

A surprise momentum on the recent Trump Administration's decision to blacklist Huawei.

Jolla:

“We believe the world is not going to be only iOS and Android forever. Such a world scenario simply limits natural human innovation, and as seen by the topical political acts, can be also very risky for the industry.”

Run also Android apps on Sailfish.

==> https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/mobile-tabs/huaweis-android-ban-could-benefit-alternative-os-like-sailfish-os-jolla-ceo-5742472/
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#Jolla #Huawei #Trump #Sailfish #Linux #Android #AlienDalvik
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/e/ highlighted on French radio @europe1 this AM.
Thanks @ClementLesaffre
for the coverage 👏

🇫🇷
Smartphone : /e/, une alternative à Androïd, française et respectueuse de la vie privée (link: https://eur1.fr/nADuB7w) eur1.fr/nADuB7w via @europe1

#privacy #android #smartphones @gael


 
🥳 First running build on Pie!
We're making great progress to welcome more smartphones to /e/ by @gael ! Getting ready to move quicker on porting to the upcoming Android Q 🚀

#Android #privacy #opensource #AndroidPie
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MicroG – free and open source alternative to Android Google services


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19960842
Posted by xvilka (karma: 1613)
Post stats: Points: 183 - Comments: 42 - 2019-05-20T14:47:47Z

#HackerNews #alternative #and #android #free #google #microg #open #services #source
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 136 - Loop: 93 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 31


 

MicroG – free and open source alternative to Android Google services


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19960842
Posted by xvilka (karma: 1613)
Post stats: Points: 183 - Comments: 42 - 2019-05-20T14:47:47Z

#HackerNews #alternative #and #android #free #google #microg #open #services #source
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 136 - Loop: 93 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 31


 
The #app #llCrop (https://github.com/k3b/LosslessJpgCrop which is available on #fdroid) implements #lossless #jpg #photo #cropping on #android.

The next version 1.1 will add the workflows GET_CONTENT / PICK / share / SEND / SENDTO to pick / re-send a cropped photo.

@gdroid #fdroid_app_comments


 
With @protonmail #Android version 1.11, accessing your encrypted inbox is now faster and more secure. You now have the option to unlock the app with your fingerprint https://protonmail.com/blog/protonmail-android-fingerprint-unlock/ (ProtonMail Blog)


 
I've been running #SailfishOS - an alternative mobile #Linux OS - on a new #XperiaXA2 for several weeks and am very pleased with it. Can definitely be used as a daily driver and the XA2 battery lasts for days. Support an alternative to #Android and #iOS. #privacy #controlyourdata #jolla https://sailfishos.org
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