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But there is no tunnelling of data to Google happening, while you use Firefox? Firefox itself is not giving your data to Google. You can turn off Safebrowsing feature if you like, that is not spyware.



Well, on the other hand, did you give them the needed cash or donations? It is not like Mozilla employees can live on air and water vapour. And it is not either like Firefox has some Google spyware embedded into the code that you cannot remove.

Firefox is the base for Tor Browser, and that is what it is.



This is a question because capitalism gets supported by the institutions and legal machinery. Beyond a point though, things have to be stopped.


And a distro that has solid hardware compatibility and helpful, non toxic community.


Because Lemmy is not filled with redditor mindset and the privacy grifters prefer to stay away from here.


I feel the same, letting these kinds in is only going to make Lemmy another Voat or Gab.


The computer does not trick people. The user behind it does. And some users are weirdos.


Both darknets work separately. You have to choose between Tor and DNSCrypt depending on what you want.

For Tor, you have to individually add onion addresses if you want to use both DNSCrypt and Tor system coverage.

I only route 2 FOSS browsers dedicated to Tor and I2P usage, and nothing else.


This is certainly a post I want to comment on. This is in no order. And I cannot list 10 games.

  • Oni (this one is #1 for me)
  • Mario Forever (the global fanmake community is something)
  • N the ninja flash game (N v2.0, N+ and N++) (this game is something else)
  • Megaman series (1,2,3,4,5,6)
  • GTA SA and VC
  • NFS series – Most Wanted, Carbon and Underground 1/2
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2 player combat does not get any better)
  • Counter Strike Condition Zero/1.6
  • House Of The Dead 1/2
  • Metal Slug series (1,2,X,3,4,5,6,7)

A few extra mentions:

  • Mario Forever Galaxy (if Galactica and Mario franchise made a perfect child)
  • Genocide (too obscure, can DM full version personally)
  • VVVVVV
  • Duke Nukem Manhattan Project (the feels is pure rusty nostalgia)
  • DAVE (DOS game, not the same as Dangerous Dave)
  • Pocket Tanks Deluxe
  • Marvel vs Street Fighter (on Arcade)


If the functions used for memory calling/allocation are not hardcoded Windows system calls but relative ones, yes. There may be other examples of other calls too, otherwise a native Linux port being worse does not make sense.


We got it, you do not know how to troll. Get some evidence of those lawsuits before you are taken seriously. You know, like I provided proof?


Try and offensively post this picture to them and see what happens. Although you are not getting a ban here, over there it will not be the same.


The guide is well tested and verified, and can be implemented by anyone, and so it can be tested as well. If the guide had issues, I would not be doing months of testing and publishing such a guide.

Again, as I have said many times, GrapheneOS itself is probably a fine custom ROM, but the developer’s vision is not exactly the best and I have plenty criticisms of it that many people tend to agree on. And the community is unhelpful and toxic, and everyone knows that well. This is enough to understand that there is almost no ROM support for its end users if they need to ask questions, because it will be considered “spam” and “petty trolling” and “character assassination” and whatever buzzwords GrapheneOS and PrivacyGuides admins/mods come up with.

Telling the less technical masses about how big bad bloody war it was to develop a feature that is essentially controlling app package permissions and working around Android System’s location module is very, very cheesy. I must admit, the advantage taken of masses’ ignorance here is exemplary. chef’s kiss

The purpose of the guide has been achieved largely, and will be achieved even further. My aim was to destroy privacy elitism and gatekeeping and the mentally taxing paranoia, and the popular notion among ordinary people that achieving great privacy, security and anonymity requires custom ROMs, not using any common apps, rooting, insane technical knowledge and lots of time investment. Ordinary people can enjoy same benefits as the “privacy elitists” without losing their minds and participating in cult worship of “privacy elitists”. (Oh, BTW here is a little bonus, I work with people that are far more “experts” than these two weird communities, including both people who actively use and who have stopped using GrapheneOS and have Pixels. And we do not like people messing around with privacy community.)


Prove what? I have an entire section in my guide “CRITICAL FOR CLIPBOARD, LOCATION AND OTHER APP FUNCTION BLOCKING”. I have had it since 3.0 guide for more than a year now.

The proof for people flocking away from GrapheneOS to CalyxOS is found everywhere as posts on r/PrivacyGuides and r/privacytoolsio (now freezed) and people in Techlore rooms that use CalyxOS. Everybody knows many apps cannot work as intended without Play Services or microG. And thus GrapheneOS now has “sandboxed play services” which basically took ZERO time to develop. Permission management of packages does not involve rocket science.

dngray's mod comment screenshot

https://i.imgur.com/LahmNkO.jpg

Allowing slander hoax = “community standards”. B0ris/Tommy after making that slander post was made moderator, interestingly. Almost as if this was the reward.

Go troll someone else. I do not tolerate trolling and baiting.

Edit: AppOpsX works offline and does not need updates. The AppOps mechanism has been in Android/AOSP since ICS/Kitkat days as a hidden developer feature.


For understanding this, you have to understand how data structures in CS work.

Software code comprises of functions (micro code pieces) that ask system to give programs memory space (later free it up as well for other programs). For each OS (Windows, Linux and MacOS), the memory byte size of blocks and variables differ.

Games are designed with Windows as THE end user platform, and so are these system call functions. They are not made for Linux or MacOS. Wine allows to emulate/translate Windows system calls and Windows DLL and other files, and so programs run under Wine/Proton becomes a superior option to native Linux ports.


Both the screenshots are completely factual. The Google one is non-debatable. Also, the “sandboxed play services” thing was something I did more than a year ago, and taught people with the 3.0 guide already. Those “high privileges” mean nothing compared to changing package permissions via AppOpsX via ADB commands. There goes the “highly privileged” thing down the drain.

The reality of “sandboxed play services” is that GrapheneOS just wanted to do marketing because everybody is moving away to CalyxOS for retained app functionality over what end up as a useless security ROM practically. People were fed up of their apps not working, and people were fed up of the unhelpful, toxic community. Stay angry.

I love how the comment literally above it was the final explanation by me, and the one you linked was a total weasel copout. A purposeful misquoting of Marcel (NetGuard dev) was done before the VPN killswitch feature came to AOSP by that B0ris/Tommy.

Also, nice promotion to moderator position after my harassment… are those the "community standards)?


Nice wordplay there. The only FUD I can see is that post with zero citations about my comments or posts, and the moderators of that community promoting it as facts, ignoring that there are zero citations made.

Hard evidence requires solid citations, not made up stories.

Interestingly, you want to “speak up” yet ignore the fact that that OP never cited the comments or posts I wrote to disprove my claims. This was also evident upon my simple confrontation about their argument they earlier had (regarding AOSP’s VPN killswitch feature), while purposely incorrectly citing events on a timeline to look correct. Moreover, later they exposed themselves as using an alt account, and trolled me on Matrix chat.

Speaking up is not a matter of practicing freedom of speech. It is also a matter of using it responsibly to stand for righteousness.




100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 4.0

https://lemmy.ml/post/128667 Crosspost but the guide body is so long, I had to break it into 5 parts…






Why does Lemmy look so wholesome even without the garbage stuff and gild award tokens? Why is there a lack of (retro and pre 2010) gaming discussions?

It feels refreshing like the old days of Reddit minus the bad stuff. People discussing hobbies, music, technology and stuff. …








Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 2.0 (for normal people)

(1/2) Lemmy does not allow too long post walls …