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  1. chrisofMI

    Thread Question Secure/Lock/Hide Apps

    So I've been able to hide/secure/lock apps in some way on my past Samsung and OnePlus phones. When this is done the apps do not show up in the app drawer, show no details on notifications, and have to be unlocked to view. I've yet to find a way to do this via the Android 12 default launcher. If...
  2. K

    Thread General Android Phones Privacy. Is it more secure than previous versions? View on ColorOS 12

    Recent reviews of Android 12 have been enticing me to check back to current changes. Personally, I enjoy Androids (nearly) full customizable & unlockable ecosystem, but the thought of being invasive by customized setups has always haunted me. I wouldn’t describe myself as paranoid, but with...
  3. Oswald Boelcke

    Thread Scripts to enhance privacy and security on macOS

    Really nice collection of scripts that can enhance privacy and security on macOS. All are reasonable and not like some 1-click-tools, where you don't know what they do. https://privacy.sexy/
  4. Oswald Boelcke

    Thread Scripts to enhance privacy and security on Windows

    Really nice collection of scripts that can enhance privacy and security on Windows. All are reasonable and not like some 1-click-tools, where you don't know what they do. https://privacy.sexy/
  5. U

    Thread Cellular & other radio in offline/plane mode

    Hi so i am quite curious what happens if you put an Android phone (in this case a S21 Ultra Exynos) in offline/airplane mode with only wifi enabled and no sim card. I am quite privacy concerned and normaly use a pixel 4 with graphen, but since a few months i need a phone with more power and...
  6. A

    Thread Android Device App Permissions Allowed/Denied.

    Hello Everybody, I would like to ask a question about Android Apps permissions: If I deny one permission for a particular App, does that mean the App has zero access to the denied permission? Or is there a possibility for the App to bypass the permission restriction and access the user Data...
  7. K

    Thread Looking for a few privacy focused app alternatives to a few app

    I know, it's an oxymoron for some of these apps/services, but unfortunately, I need them for business purposes. I am seeing many out-of-date apps and posts about this topic and wondered if anyone has any current suggestions. I'm using Aurora Store, Aurora Droid, and Hermit. Hermit isn't always...
  8. Fumetsu_Guritto

    Thread Such thing as a magnetic rugged case that also has camera slide door?

    Hey guys, I think I'm at the point of just investing into creating a new case style. The case I have: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NDZX22W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The case that provides a magnetic plate - so you can literally attach your phone to most metals...
  9. Doomguy20002

    Thread Best rom for privacy runs on Oreo or Pie?

    Hi folks, i need a rom that made for privacy purpose for my SM-N960F/DS Exynos, if anyone ask why for oreo or pie only! because android Q/11/12 become more closed source for example i cannot auto disable wifi for macro apps.
  10. Rishi2184

    Thread Is it possible to use Android Device as a U2F key on Windows PC?

    Just wondering if an Android device can be used as a U2F key on a Windows PC. Chrome on my Android device (OnePlus 6T) is capable of logging me to a website (https://identity.ic0.app/) which asks for a U2F to sign up/ login. However I'm curious to know if my Android device can be used as a FIDO...
  11. V

    Thread Load different profiles from the password

    Hello, I have a member of my family who loves to take my phone and ask me the password, and if I don't want to give him he says I don't trust him and makes me feel bad saying that he trusts me... So what I did is that I created a different profile for him and when he asks my phone I discreetly...
  12. F

    Thread RRLP and AML location protocols, privacy issues

    Is the RRLP protocol (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_resource_location_services_protocol) implemented in Android phones? Does an Android phone answer to a RRLP query sent by the service provider? If it does, and satellite location is disabled, will it be enabled to get better location...
  13. GalaxyA325G

    Thread Privacy: Is it possible to find the shortcut activity Google Maps uses to turn on "Google Location Accuracy"

    Is it possible to find the activity Google Maps uses to turn on "Google Location Accuracy" so I can make a shortcut to it to turn it off when Google Maps turns it on? For privacy reasons I generally keep "Location" off on Android but every once in a while I need to use a map program, where...
  14. GalaxyA325G

    Thread Privacy: How to set a random MAC address upon every Wi-Fi connection

    Privacy: How to set a random MAC address upon every Wi-Fi connection I post this for two reasons, the first being I just learned this and therefore I want others to benefit from my newfound knowledge: "Every time your device connects to a new network it can use a randomized MAC address. Why...
  15. GalaxyA325G

    Thread Privacy: Does Android upload your home AP SSID/BSSID/GPS if the home AP broadcast beacon is "hidden?"

    Privacy: Does Android upload your home AP SSID/BSSID/GPS if the home AP beacon is "hidden?" Does hiding your home AP broadcast beacon prevent UPLOAD of your SSID/BSSID/GPS to Google? If so, how? Background: Anyone navigating on Android who drives by my home after they pressed OK to the Google...
  16. samuraikid

    Thread Clean up the web!

    Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it? https://cleanuptheweb.org/ #CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle nginx server config to add the header: server { … add_header Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()"; … }...
  17. S

    Thread TCL Privacy Protection - Feed Apps Fake Data, and More

    New feature built into firmware lets you feed fake data to apps that request sensitive permissions such as access to contacts. The Privacy Protection features also notify you if apps secretly use sensitive permissions. The menu is included in the Advanced Features section and also...
  18. Kliment_

    Thread Huawei P8 Lite 2017

    Hey guys so I have my old phone lieng around a Huawei P8 lite 2017 and I wanted to get a custom Rom on it I've looked into all the rooms that exist and I wanted to ask you guys which one is best for privacy and anonymity I don't need any Google apps I just want a browser on it some basic apps...
  19. G

    Thread [APP][4.4+] I'm on Telegram FYI - Show you're on Telegram to your WhatsApp contacts

    I'm on Telegram FYI Show your WhatsApp contacts you're on Telegram by updating your profile picture on WhatsApp Introduction Since the recent migration of people away from WhatsApp, people are looking for a way to abandon WhatsApp completely. Still, many people can't move to Telegram for good...
  20. E

    Thread Considering switching to jailbroken iPhone from a lifetime of rooted Android...will I regret it?

    Currently I'm rooted, use xposed, XprivacyLua (absolutely love the privacy/anonymity it offers), Afwall/net guard, parallel space (to run two apps with two different accounts simultaneously), fx (file explorer that I use offen to create, move, copy, paste files/folders just like I'm on a...
  21. Kixhiz

    Thread DELETE THIS THREAD.

    You can delete this.
  22. V

    Thread [GUIDE] What should I backup before trying to customize my MERLIN device ? (Redmi 10X 4G / Redmi Note 9)

    WARNINGS: NEVER try to flash in "format all" mode ! Otherwise, you will LOSE all secure and identifying infos for your device. Like IMEI. Keep your backup files safe and secure ! If you can, encrypt them. Never try to share your backups or your security and privacy will be compromised. USE AT...
  23. V

    Thread [GUIDE] What should I backup before trying to customize my MERLIN device ? (Redmi Note 9 / Redmi 10X 4G)

    WARNINGS: NEVER try to flash in "format all" mode ! Otherwise, you will LOSE all secure and identifying infos for your device. Like IMEI. Keep your backup files safe and secure ! If you can, encrypt them. Never try to share your backups or your security and privacy will be compromised. USE AT...
  24. N

    Thread Does this phones' UI have ads? Do stock apps ask for unwanted permission?

    Hello! I just wanted to know if this phones' software have ads anywhere in the UI? If yes, is there an option to opt-out? Secondly, I've heard Xiaomi phones are notorious for having stock apps that ask for unwanted permission to function (eg: calculator wanting to access contacts etc.), is...
  25. JesseJamez55

    Thread Serious Malware on Multiple Devices (OnePlus 8T & Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+)

    Hello, Thanks for taking some time to read this. Let me start off by mentioning that this all originated on my PC I believe and an unauthorized user obtained access to my network and therefore all my devices. My OnePlus 7 Pro was what seriously concerned me as not only was it infected, the...
  26. N

    Thread [IPv6] Privacy extensions on rmnet/volte interfaces

    I'd like to set privacy extensions enabled on ALL interfaces, including rmnet01 and others that connect to the carrier. I have tried setting /etc/sysctl.conf with net.ipv6.conf.all.use_tempaddr = 2 Unfortunately, no dice. Something else specifically disabled it for all except wlan. This is...
  27. N

    Thread I built a free privacy policy hosting web app

    Hi Guys, I made a web app where devs can host their privacy policies, just paste in your app's privacy policy and deploy in seconds. Check it out: PolicyTrail.com
  28. TheMystic

    Thread Are PRIVACY concerns overrated?

    The single most important, most debated subject of being online - privacy and security. While security is undisputed, privacy aspect is. So what exactly is the concern? As normal people in normal professions (which is easily more than 90% of the population), is there a need for worry? For a...
  29. OlivierLevine

    Thread Which Security Policy Overrides The Other?

    In regards to the following 2 Policies: - The app cannot access location information in the background (the 5th Requirement under developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/wifi-rtt#requirements). - There exists an ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION permission (the 1st sub-point under...
  30. Kixhiz

    Thread DELETE THIS.

    Delete this.
  31. OlivierLevine

    Thread Which Security Policy Overrides The Other?

    In regards to the following 2 Policies: - The app cannot access location information in the background (the 5th Requirement under developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/wifi-rtt#requirements). - There exists an ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION permission (the 1st sub-point under...
  32. K

    Thread Where can I find the best case and privacy screen filter for the S II?

    I just bought a second-hand Galaxy S II and now looking for the best phone case and privacy screen filter thats compatible for it - which is much easier said than done given the phones age and everything. Does anything know what the best ones available are and where I can buy them? Thanks.
  33. R

    Thread Android's Best Private Browsers go through a simple test

    The most popular private browsers were put through a simple test - Firefox focus, Duckduckgo, Brave, Vivaldi, Epic and Snap Search. Check it out: https://snapsearch.online/tips/androids-best-private-browsers-privacy-test/ Who do you think won? Most importantly - what does this speak about...
  34. M

    Thread [APP][7.0+] Permission Manager X - manage AppOps and manifest permissions

    eXtended Permission Manager - a small app to manage permissions and AppOps. Features: Using eXtended Permission Manager, for each installed app, on single screen, you can: View, grant or revoke manifest permissions View AppOps permissions and choose one of multiple modes Set your desired...
  35. N

    Thread What do I lose with flashing TP ROMS VS stock RealmeUI?

    Like with MiUI generally apps like Game Turbo are lost and there's no alternative replacement available so later cannot set screen touch sensitivity or disable notifications in gaming, set performance mode etc. So suppose I install LOS then are there any Game Space alternatives? Is the Los...
  36. N

    Thread Samsung stock to no-Google MicroG based privacy reconfigure step by step

    This is Niall's guide to reconfiguring stock Samsung S10 Android 10 into a privacy focused MicroG based sytem purged of the stock spyware and annoying and useless stuff, but with the actually useful Samsung Apps such as Camera, and VoLTE remaining fully functional. Don't get me wrong here...
  37. T

    Thread best privacy & security

    Hello, What are the best settings I can put on my Samsung GS20+? I dont really want to install new apps, and I still want my phone to be usable (having the play store). The Idea is really to see what are the samsung & google settings I can customize to increase my security and privacy while...
  38. I

    Thread [APP][6.0+] RethinkDNS: Anti-Censorship + Adblocker + Firewall [open source] [no root]

    RethinkDNS is an anti-internet censorship tool with DNS-based adblocking and a firewall built-in for Android 6+ devices. The app itself is free to use and comes with RethinkDNS (previous name BraveDNS) resolver with support custom denylists, allowlists, ability to store DNS logs for later...
  39. R

    Thread [APP] [UPDATE] Snap Search: The largest list of search engines on Android

    Hey guys, Super excited to share the latest update of Snap Search with ya'll! :D For those who aren't aware - Snap Search is a privacy first browser with Super Incognito mode. Here's what makes it unique: ⚡️ ZERO permissions ⚡️ Better Ad-Tracker-Analytics Blocking ⚡️ Lightweight at ~5MB ⚡️ 58...
  40. K

    Thread [APP][5.1+] TrackerControl – Claim back your mobile privacy

    What is this about? TrackerControl allows users to monitor and control the widespread, ongoing, hidden data collection in mobile apps about user behaviour ('tracking'). To detect tracking, TrackerControl checks all network traffic against the Disconnect blocklist, used and trusted by the...
  41. R

    Thread [HOW-TO] Turn on Reader Mode for Websites on Android

    (MOD EDIT: Link removed) Hey guys! I just posted an article on how to turn on (MOD EDIT: Link removed) Reader Mode for Websites on Android! It's a mighty useful feature to have, more than you can imagine ? What do you think about it?
  42. R

    Thread [APP] [FREE] [UPDATE] Auto-Block GDPR Consent Popups, Edit Websites and More!

    Snap Search App update v4.6 is now out with multiple improvements! A huge update with tons of new features we hope you like! ↪ New: You can edit web pages you visit! ↪ New: Expand shortened URLs easily. ↪ New: Auto close the irritating GDPR & Cookie consent popups ↪ New: Disable AMP on Google...
  43. R

    Thread My 'Safe Search' solution for Android crossed 100K Searches ?

    It felt so good writing so many 0's ? Happy to share that more than 100,000 searches have been completed using Snap Search - a private browser with Super Incognito Mode! It finally feels like I've at least made a small contribution towards privacy online, and so many people have trusted me with...
  44. M

    Thread Subject: Root, security and privacy

    about root and privacy :D Introduction: nowadays android phones are much more controllable without root access, and bloatwares can be deleted or disabled without root permissions by using the android's settings app, or through the developers' ADB shell. and even firewalls like "Netguard" don't...
  45. M

    Thread A20 privacy ultimate guide without root

    This guide is for people who enjoys privacy, and want to enjoy a fully controlled experience even on a stock Android, and it dosen't only concerns the Samsung A20 but all powered Android phones, after applying all the steps you'll enjoy a stock firmware free from all bloatwares, free from non...
  46. R

    Thread [APP] [FREE] Snap Search - The MOST Secure way of Searching the Web

    I'd like to introduce you to Snap Search ? Have you ever searched something on Google and seen ads for it on Facebook or Instagram? That's just one example. Everything you search online follows you on almost every website you visit. Organizations use your data without your permission and even...
  47. J

    Thread Has anyone ever thought about how deeply society is effected by cell phones?

    Too many of my friends now days will freak out, almost have a complete meltdown if their phone is lost or broken. I sit in public places such as a restaurant or a bar and its unusually quite. I look around to see why, and nearly everyone is busy messing with their phones. It may be the way of...
  48. M

    Thread Watch GT2: No Privacy Settings!

    Just received my classic version of the watch GT2 with brown leather strap. I really like how this watch looks. but coming from Wear OS (Motorola) and Tizen OS (Samsung), I am unpleasantly surprised to discover that the Watch GT2 does not have a pattern (or a pass code) lock screen. Anyone can...
  49. B

    Thread Disable heads up notifications android Q?

    Hello I've been trying to find a way to get rid of the Heads Up Notifications that are so intrusive and a lack of privacy while watching the screen with somebody else. Does someone know how to disable them in Android Q stock rom (100% untouched OS) Thanks!
  50. V

    Thread appops unable to stop app from running in the background

    Android 10 stock from OEM After using the following: cmd appops set <package_name> RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore cmd appops set <package_name> RUN_ANY_IN_BACKGROUND ignore cmd appops set <package_name> START_FOREGROUND ignore cmd appops set <package_name> INSTANT_APP_START_FOREGROUND ignore And...