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By swukjay, Account currently disabled on 13th January 2018, 01:43 PM
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I have a Honor 5x running lineage 14 and I have noticed google services running amock, the main wakelocks I discovered was it constantly accessing gyro and sensors causing wakelocks, disabling the health option in sync helped but only slightly, I have also noticed several highly concerning privacy issues, since the 21st of dec google play service has received 73 sms messages, I never use sms or whatsapp or any other sms feature so explain that, I have now blocked that little daemon, it has also written 452 sms messages since the same time, good knows what about, I have now blocked that little daemon too, it also accessed my camera at 6 am in the morning twice on the 21st of December and accessed my microphone 5 time once at 6 am, all in all I have come to the conclusion its spyware, and until google release their source code I will never trust them, my advice is to be very careful when using your phone which has this many wakelocks, disable all voice and camera access via permissions, trust no one, I believe google is prism
 
 
13th January 2018, 02:24 PM |#2  
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I have a Honor 5x running lineage 14 and I have noticed google services running amock, the main wakelocks I discovered was it constantly accessing gyro and sensors causing wakelocks, disabling the health option in sync helped but only slightly, I have also noticed several highly concerning privacy issues, since the 21st of dec google play service has received 73 sms messages, I never use sms or whatsapp or any other sms feature so explain that, I have now blocked that little daemon, it has also written 452 sms messages since the same time, good knows what about, I have now blocked that little daemon too, it also accessed my camera at 6 am in the morning twice on the 21st of December and accessed my microphone 5 time once at 6 am, all in all I have come to the conclusion its spyware, and until google release their source code I will never trust them, my advice is to be very careful when using your phone which has this many wakelocks, disable all voice and camera access via permissions, trust no one, I believe google is prism

There are so much way to live without google services
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14th January 2018, 07:09 AM |#3  
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I stopped using gapps a while ago. Its a little difficult first, but free ram availability, performance and battery life are incredibly increased.
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14th January 2018, 09:29 AM |#4  
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And privacy first for me
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14th January 2018, 12:44 PM |#5  
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So how did you guys get past the location issues with weather widgets and stuff? I have read there is an alternative to gapps but that its a work in progress
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There's an app called simple weather on fdroid but I don't know about widget. Perhaps should you look at the microg project. I don't know much about weather apps it's always sunny here
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There's an app called simple weather on fdroid but I don't know about widget. Perhaps should you look at the microg project. I don't know much about weather apps it's always sunny here

Yes Im sure it is
8th November 2018, 04:45 PM |#8  
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I have a Honor 5x running lineage 14 and I have noticed google services running amock, the main wakelocks I discovered was it constantly accessing gyro and sensors causing wakelocks, disabling the health option in sync helped but only slightly, I have also noticed several highly concerning privacy issues, since the 21st of dec google play service has received 73 sms messages, I never use sms or whatsapp or any other sms feature so explain that, I have now blocked that little daemon, it has also written 452 sms messages since the same time, good knows what about, I have now blocked that little daemon too, it also accessed my camera at 6 am in the morning twice on the 21st of December and accessed my microphone 5 time once at 6 am, all in all I have come to the conclusion its spyware, and until google release their source code I will never trust them, my advice is to be very careful when using your phone which has this many wakelocks, disable all voice and camera access via permissions, trust no one, I believe google is prism

Hi ! how did you found out about this ? sniffing ? I want to try myself.
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8th December 2018, 11:17 PM |#9  
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More than likely a rogue app masked.
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