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They messaged you, and have got no response, waiting.


Can you clarify the pinned mod’s question, and the questions related to porn hoarding in other comment? Also, visual UI element bloat is making many people unhappy.

I seemed to have mixed binding and VPN provider credibility in a hurry. Sorry for that. So, port forwarding gets you more seeds/peers during torrenting, and lacking that affects torrenting.

Not sure, I have data hoarded so many things which I can stick to, combined with Russian pirate portals and good ol VirusTotal and KVRT offline scans. Usenet is way down the consideration list.

I was asked this. Please discuss it swiftly.

I’m confused. Help me out lemmy users/runners. It says “No Porn” on the homepage. But during sign up there’s a tickbox to “Show NSFW content” ?
So…only non-porn NSFW content is allowed?
Would lemmy.ml consider audio “porn” as porn? Or merely NSFW?
Because if there are communities on reddit that I want to still have access to via RSS and json after the API change, it’d be r/gonewildaudio r/gonewildaudible r/audiosgonewild r/darksideplayground r/PillowTalkaudio r/KinkyPillowTalkAudio r/eroticliterature r/GWASapphic r/gwascriptguild r/GoneWildAudioGay r/sexystories As this is a FOSS project, I presume only the lemmy.ml instance doesn’t allow porn?
Is there a Q&A style lemmy instance finder that does allow porn a la https://instances.social/ ?
Because https://join-lemmy.org/instances is all I could find and that doesn’t seem helpful.
How do I find the most popular porn supported instance? Thanks.

This was a message sent to me. The point they were trying make besides this is regarding archival of porn content being considered as NSFW. Also I am seeing massive complaint about Lemmy UI being very visually bloated compared to old.reddit.com, which is putting off many users, reminding them of the new.reddit.com travesty.

I have provided all the possible evidence, being the most reasonable and fierce critic of GrapheneOS and its developer/community practices. This is all the evidence we have, and it should be enough. They are even vote manipulating this post on Lemmy, a platform where they do not even engage with people.

Mullvad has stopped providing port forwarding, which means torrenting can leak IP often enough to endanger users.

Edit: I made a minor mistake in a hurry, port forwarding affects torrenting in that you connect to less seeds/peers, although you could still bind it to your torrent client.

I am hurrying up as much as I can, and also being a Lemmy watchdog to see the instances popping up and user traffic. I will try getting them onboard.

I highlighted the top VPNs courtesy r/vpntorrents. https://lemmy.ml/comment/439232

Being able to archive is the most important factor. My point is to hurry up and, if needed, deprioritise other things in life. This time, and internet in its current state, is never coming back. This is not a paranoid doomer brain, this is reality, and we are witnessing it right now in realtime.

Rely on r/datahoarder for now. Data hoarders and pirates are universally an uncompromised group of internet.

Imgur purge is actively happening. Safe to say we will be in that era soon enough, give or take 2 years optimistically. Being pessimistic, 1 year. To bring even more depression, during this year, in realtime right now, content is being purged at a rate where you will be lucky if you manage to salvage all that you need to.

We are in the most turbulent era of internet that we might ever see, before the AI age dawns upon us. Grab a couple 4 TB Seagate HDDs and save anything you need to. Movies, documentaries, songs, obscure YouTube videos, photo galleries, game ROMs, webpages, documents… anything. Ham that internet connection with whatever freerange VPN you can.


Images that will be purged slowly include any images uploaded by non registered users as well. May 15, 2023 was 2 weeks ago, so the TOS is in effect already. Enjoy the collapse.

No, if a user deletes their comment on Reddit, it is visible only to admins, not to mods. If a mod deletes a user’s comment, it is visible to mod and user, and even on that user’s account page. If an account is deleted, still all the data is retained by Reddit admins.

Figure out what exactly is better in Manjaro. It is better to be able to switch over to other distros and make yourself a bit more portable across distros. Not being a pushover, its just foundational advice. Manjaro has had so many weird incidents that it is good to do this exercise beforehand.

Do you not like playing CounterStrike with Lemmy apps? Disappointing.

There are only 4 left, with each having various degrees of issues.

  • AirVPN: the only one with multiple ports for forwarding, but no logging policy is an issue
  • IVPN: the strongest VPN option but with only 1 port for forwarding
  • ProtonVPN: good option overall but no anonymous payment option
  • Windscribe: good option but with limited port forwarding and an unfortunate incident in 2019 (no customer data was compromised though)

All I want to say is we have limited time as pirates unless an underground net is established that is not leech-y like private trackers are. Give or take, less than two years, being optimistic as a small scale data curator/hoarder.

Not using Google search for many years. Never really used Bing. I use a mix of search engines for various purposes. Startpage is a proxy of Google minus sponsored ads and relatively intrusive spying. Searx is a metasearch for multiple engines. Reddit is an information goldmine if you know where to look. Yandex and Baidu have a lot of interesting hidden results and are out of Western countries’ jurisdiction which is a huge positive. Then there are darknets with their search pockets and information.

Pedos, COVID, war et al is an excuse. After the recent raid, I believe that to avoid becoming a honeypot, they cut off the most risky source of activities - P2P torrenting. My basis of this claim are three things – torrent traffic is colossal, and torrents are mostly used for piracy (Mullvad evading DMCA issues) and ProtonVPN free tier does the exact same thing with banning P2P torrenting.

Wait till the upcoming Imgur purge recreates an ImageShack/TinyPic 2.0 situation.

Manjaro (Despite the hate, no other distro has worked as well for me)

EndeavourOS. Go ahead.

Reddit and their admins are an absolute nightmare. In comparison, Lemmy has a transparent modlog, transparency in “deleted” comments, transparency in your data actually being purged when account is deleted, an incomparably better moderation squad, no third party or contracted spying (see domains in uBlock Origin), xenophobes and racists are actually taken action against, vote manipulation is more transparent, brigading of accounts and instances is taken care of… these are just obvious benefits.

Do you really think public platforms are private, and that Reddit is more private when ChatGPT, DataDome, Google et al scrape it?

Happy to see you find it being a high quality platform!

PrivacyGuides is one of the most harmful groups out there as far as their moderation goes. Its head Jonah (admin of lemmy.one instance created for PrivacyGuides) stole off $10000 ($17,500 in all) PrivacyTools.io donations and put it into his private account, they seized PTIO subreddit which is locked to this day, they made a malicious GrapheneOS figurehead Tommy a moderator immediately after he published a faux hitpiece on me (which trended on PG for a month), and they protect toxic GrapheneOS devs/mods fervently to promote Google and Apple (mods/heads all are American/Canadian nationalists).


You can find more here, and upon reading comments in here. He purposely evades and silences all criticism on reddit. https://old.reddit.com/r/u_lo________________ol/comments/1314x2x/why_did_i_do_this/ji5l5uz?context=300

I have critiqued them for the past 2 years, and shared what I documented here few days ago. They are busy with vote manipulation on my posts shared both on c/privatelife and c/privacy. I am sure recently people know of GrapheneOS dev’s incident with Louis Rossmann.

Moreover, someone shared my critique writeup on their lemmy.one instance, where they removed my writeup immediately, have disabled downvoting (a form of evading criticisms), and have blocked/defederated Lemmygrad.ml instance as well, calling its users “liberals”. All in the span of one day.

Please avoid celebrating every entity recognising Lemmy, and focus on organic growth with welcoming good people, not malicious people like this who shelter more malicious trolls. Many PrivacyGuides members often call me “chinese commie”, that is how bad they can be towards people.

Using it in Firefox mobile with uBlock Origin is very speedy and stable. You will even forget most of the times you are in browser. Downsize text zoom and you have text density better than RiF.

I know the whole API access shenanigans and how around mid June and by July, they are just clamping down on everything. I have even voiced out concerns regarding the loss of Pushshift (btw I just want to say we do need some form of archival service for Lemmy too, which would make it singlehandedly the defacto Reddit replacement as no other “clone” considered or purposely avoided it as many clones are rightwing leaning). I did not read into Apollo dev’s exchange with Reddit, which confirms everything and explains the criticism that is exploding like a chain reaction.

Reddit is Fun users are saying they are getting a popup saying along the lines of 1/7 it’s all over. Before there is more panic, are we missing some details?

God forbid the US and Europe respond to an invasion of conquest on their front door.

Typical fascism trick is to flip reality and sell it to masses in order to attempt rage baiting a conflict to destroy peace. Ukraine and Taiwan with US puppet regimes are on Russia’s and China’s footsteps respectively.

I know creatures like you that valiantly defend NATO as a defensive organisation. Anglo regime days are numbered, and there will be no return ever again. Disconnect your internet if you want to have any hope.

Open Office, LibreOffice et al just do not have the compatibility that need to exist with MS Office, so whenever you work with others, it falls apart. Ask any user collaborating with even 2-3 people, no matter job, university or school. Usage mostly goes in order of Word > Excel > PowerPoint > rest. I think a Windows XP VM is the best way to get around that while normally using Linux for everything else.

Everything else is a lot more specific use case. Professional users work usually alone with Photoshop. In case of CorelDraw and video editing software, there is a lot of to and fro. Those users generally either use Windows on separate SSD, or have separate production machines.

Hope Russian SMO continues for a year or two more, and non Anglosphere countries refuse to trade resources with Anglosphere. It might be enough to shake up the brains of these Europeans and bring their senses back, and ditch USA. NATO needs to collapse beyond recovery, and westerners need to stop being fascistic and abusive towards rest of the world.

Windows 11 is a self inflicted torture if you adopt it just because you may have upgrade FOMO issues. Windows 10 EOL is still 2½ years away. Run it to the ground till then. W11 might even be properly debotnetted and debloated by then, like how W10 got the treatment years after its 2016 launch. Every new version of Windows is a guinea pig testbed for the first few years.

Either way, Linux+Steam with MS Office 2007 in a Windows XP virtual machine can suffice almost all of your needs. The rest is very specific needs like Photoshop, CorelDraw, games that do not work under WINE/Proton or any specific Windows software.

Energized GitHub has been unmaintained since few months, and is showing 404 error on HOSTS files. Here is a copy of Energized Ultimate HOSTS file, and alternative HOSTS ruleset providers to consider.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/830873 > The HOSTS ruleset has been not maintained for a while, and that is not very helpful. This is a copy of Energized Ultimate from April 2022 that I am still using just fine. https://www21.zippyshare.com/v/qRxZ0lp9/file.html > > The various lists that Energized project used in combination can still be referenced. https://i.imgur.com/yZRDVAl.jpg > > I think **1Hosts PRO** is a good replacement, but try Lite or Pro whichever you prefer. https://github.com/badmojr/1Hosts You may try combining other HOSTS lists with this if you want to, and are technically adept enough. > > Another good option is **AdAway**, but you might need to combine other lists with it to have competent blocking compared to Energized. > > You also need to reference, download and merge spam and phishing lists manually if you want extra protection, unless you want to rely solely on DNS providers. I prefer having both HOSTS ruleset systemwide and a DNS provider, then whatever network firewalling/tunnelling is needed.

**Too many people need to watch this in 2022.**

Relevant reading: https://github.com/zlw9991/node-ipc-dependencies-list https://web.archive.org/web/20220318095406/https://github.com/RIAEvangelist/peacenotwar/issues/45 https://security.snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-NODEIPC-2426370

The amount of Russophobia and anti Russian censorship ongoing currently on Reddit is astounding.
I am observing a very similar sentiment to Sinophobia, now regarding Russia. Reddit's audience is primarily 80% USA + West EU, and the rest 20% also includes a lot of East Europe and other countries, leaving for 5-10% anti-hatred people. On the other hand, Western world makes up for a mere 12% of the world's population. This speaks volumes about how majoritarianism is flipped on the internet by Western world to suit their narratives and loudmouth whatever they want dominating in virtual space. And since moderators are also from said Western countries, the biases are completely intentional and systematic. For all the "human rights" and "no censorship" nonsense these Western countries spout with the assumption of having high horse on moral grounds, they lie a lot systematically. Just an observation.

What are easy to present criticisms of mainstream outlets like BBC and CNN?
While it is easy to use phrases like "use critical thinking", this is not easy for elders or cousins in families to be told, as this is not lucid to understand in a snap. It is essential for criticism to be easily communicable to ordinary people that watch Google Feed or MSN News daily, and I feel that such criticism is not even easy to access or read, considering ordinary people have been cornered from MSM, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and rest of Big Tech and Western media apparatus. If you love your BBC and CNN feeds, avoid this post, this is not for you.

r/PrivacyGuides restored citation-less slander post as facts, and GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory is proven correct by one of its members
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/143981 > Mod statement: https://np.reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/hs1dxux?context=3 > > https://i.imgur.com/LahmNkO.jpg > > dng99/dngray has branded a citation-less slander post as facts. These are the "community standards" of r/PrivacyGuides. Always remember this. > > u/trai_dep, the record stands corrected once again > > Moreover, my theory about GrapheneOS community using sockpuppets is true, as confirmed by... > > https://np.reddit.com/r/fdroid/comments/rxtc14/came_across_this_thoughts/hs1o6no?context=3 > > https://i.imgur.com/JX6uTpx.jpg > > Tommy_Tran = B0risGrishenko (OP of slander post). Thanks for confirming my GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory.

r/PrivacyGuides is allowing a personally targeting post with my name in post title currently, slandering me and my smartphone guide
https://teddit.net/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/ This is one of key GrapheneOS community members doing it, and r/PrivacyGuides has the same moderation team as r/privacytoolsio before, and the main moderator of r/privacy is also same. Has anyone seen this kind of behaviour in overall privacy community? Edit: https://ghostarchive.org/archive/ttkkU reddit post archived

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.

Firefox Suggest (search bar suggestions) is offline by default (proof inside)
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1727907 'Offline' is currently the default which is explained in the [source code](https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/rev/d488f68d845a87cc107612b667951152c34fb116/browser/components/urlbar/UrlbarPrefs.jsm#543): "This is the scenario for the "offline" rollout. Firefox Suggest suggestions are enabled by default. Search strings and matching keywords are not included in related telemetry. The onboarding dialog is not shown." Switching to 'online' would trigger a dialog that comes up when you start the browser. Only clicking 'Allow suggestions' on the dialog would opt you into the search query collection.

[TINY GUIDE] How to stay safe from Pegasus and most social engineering malware these days
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/74540 > Hello! I think it is a nice time to re-mention some 101 tips of IT security for folks here, that I also practice. Pegasus malware investigation will be big news for a good while, so the more awareness it helps spread, the better. > > # RULE 1 > > DO NOT CLICK ON RANDOM SMS AND EMAIL LINKS. Please, do not do this, ever. Just do not do it. Do not do it. Do not do it. Do not do it. > > Yes, that is how many times I repeated that line. That is how important this rule is. > > Also, do not download random email attachments. > > Phishing is such a common tactic that one would think this problem has been solved by now, but it has not. > > # RULE 2 > > Keep OFF auto download of photos, videos, documents and so on on WhatsApp, Signal and such apps. > > Drive by downloads being self executable surprise bombs is not a new thing. Basically, this rule is similar to keeping off AutoPlay for external USB sticks on Windows computers. > > # RULE 3 > > Avoid using popular software too much. > > I get it, this is a hard rule to workaround considering how much we need to use WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and so on, so it is a lot better to compartmentalise your activities among multiple messengers. > > Pegasus and a lot of specialised malware uses zero-days to be able to design zero click deployment tricks, which is what these government surveillance tools are good at reserving. They use their millions of dollars of funding and R&D properly, so you have to be careful. > > As an example, try to keep WhatsApp internet turned off most of the times via NetGuard, and turn it on only when needed, a good method I have earlier suggested as well in my smartphone hardening guide. > > # CONCLUSION > > Those were some thoughts on the top of my head, before I go to sleep. Stay safe against surveillance! And feel free to ask whatever you want to!

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. The one thing this place needs now is gaming discussions.

Comment section for 100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 3.0 (for normal people) ft. some advanced tricks
Guide: https://lemmy.ml/post/54596 I locked that post due to Lemmy limitations for post word limit, and commenting on post would have spoiled the rest of guide put in comments as a hack.

Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 2.0 (for normal people)
(1/2) Lemmy does not allow too long post walls **UPDATED 16/8/2020: Major edit, replaced closed source App Ops and Shizuku with AppOpsX (Free Open source) on F-Droid. ~~This guide is nearly FOSS supported now.~~** **UPDATED 17/9/2020: MAJOR EDIT, replaced closed source Access Dots with Privacy Indicator (FOSS) on Izzy's F-Droid repo. This guide is completely FOSS.** Hello! I am the founder of /r/privatelife . Finally my smartphone non root guide is back, and there are some big upgrades. I was taking time to test everything myself on my daily driver, so apologies for keeping everyone in the wait, but stability and ease of use is the important goal to strive in my playbook. Privacy must be accessible to maximum amount of people without being annoying or tedious. **A kind request to share this guide to any privacy seeker.** #User and device requirement * ANY Android 9+ device * knowledge of how to copy-paste commands in Linux or Mac Terminal/MS-DOS Command Prompt (for ADB, it is very simple, trust me) #Why not Apple devices? iPhone [does not allow you to have privacy](https://gist.github.com/iosecure/357e724811fe04167332ef54e736670d) due to its blackbox nature, and is simply a false marketing assurance by Apple to you. Recently, an unpatchable hardware flaw was [discovered](https://9to5mac.com/2020/08/01/new-unpatchable-exploit-allegedly-found-on-apples-secure-enclave-chip-heres-what-it-could-mean/) in Apple's T1 and T2 "security" chips, rendering Apple devices critically vulnerable. 17/9/2020: [Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester **accused** of setting police cars on fire](https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-fbi-icloud-investigation-seattle-protester-arson-2020-9). Also, [they recently dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups after FBI complained](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT). They also collect and sell data [quite a lot](https://i.imgur.com/n8Bk0bA.jpg). Siri still records conversations 9 months after Apple [promised not](https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/05/20/apple_siri_transcriptions/) to do it. Apple Mail app is vulnerable, yet Apple stays in [denial](https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/27/iphone-mail-vulnerabilities-2/). Also, [Apple sells certificates to third-party developers that allow them to track users](https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/apples-hypocritical-defense-data-privacy/581680/), [The San Ferdandino shooter publicity stunt was completely fraudulent](https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/internet-privacy/one-fbis-major-claims-iphone-case-fraudulent), and [Louis Rossmann dismantled Apple's PR stunt "repair program"](https://invidio.us/watch?v=rwgpTDluufY). Also, Android's open source nature is starting to pay off in the long run. Apple 0-day exploits are far [cheaper](https://www.wired.com/story/android-zero-day-more-than-ios-zerodium/) to do than Android. ----- #LET'S GO!!! **ALL users must follow these steps before "for nerdy users" section.** **Firstly, if your device is filled to the brim or used for long time, I recommend backing up your data and factory resetting for clean slate start.** * **Sign out all your** Google and Huawei/Samsung/other phonemaker **accounts** from your device so that Settings-->Accounts do not show any sign-ins **except WhatsApp/Telegram** * Install ADB on your Linux, Windows or Mac OS machine, simple guide: https://www.xda-developers.com/install-adb-windows-macos-linux/ * Use ["Universal Android Debloater"](https://gitlab.com/W1nst0n/universal-android-debloater) to easily debloat your bloated phone. NOTE: Samsung users will lose Samsung Pay, as Samsung has been caught and declares they sell this data: https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsung-pay-new-privacy-policy-your-data-sold/ * **Make DIY camera covers**, for front camera notch use a tiny appropriate-sized thin opaque plastic cutout and use an invisible tape to stick it in place, replace every month (cost: tape roll and one minute of your time per month). [**My rear camera cover**](https://i.postimg.cc/T37Qvc52/image.jpg) * Install **F-Droid app store** from [here](https://f-droid.org/en/) * Install **NetGuard** app firewall (see NOTE) from F-Droid and set it up with [privacy based DNS like Uncensored DNS or Tenta DNS or AdGuard DNS] NOTE: NetGuard with [Energized Ultimate](https://block.energized.pro/ultimate/formats/hosts.txt) HOSTS file with any one of the above mentioned DNS providers is the ultimate solution. NOTE: Set DNS provider address in Settings -> Advanced settings --> VPN IPv4, IPv6 and DNS * In F-Droid store, open Repositories via the 3 dot menu on top right and add the following links below: 1. https://rfc2822.gitlab.io/fdroid-firefox/fdroid/repo?fingerprint=8F992BBBA0340EFE6299C7A410B36D9C8889114CA6C58013C3587CDA411B4AED 2. https://apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid/repo?fingerprint=3BF0D6ABFEAE2F401707B6D966BE743BF0EEE49C2561B9BA39073711F628937A 3. https://guardianproject.info/fdroid/repo?fingerprint=B7C2EEFD8DAC7806AF67DFCD92EB18126BC08312A7F2D6F3862E46013C7A6135 Go back to F-Droid store home screen, and hit the update button beside the 3 dot menu. ----- ###LIST OF APPS TO GET * Get **Firefox Preview** web browser from F-Droid (install uBlock Origin addon inside ([if technically advanced, try doing this](https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-medium-mode))). Also get **Firefox Klar** if you like a separate incognito browser. * Get **Aurora Store** from F-Droid for apps from Play Store without actually using Play Store, use Anonymous option to sign in * for 3rd party APKs source them only from **APKMirror** OR **APKPure** OR **APKMonk**, quite trusted, BUT **TRY AND AVOID IT IF POSSIBLE** * Get **Privacy Indicator** from F-Droid for **iOS 14 like camera/mic dot indicator feature** * Get **OSMAnd+** from F-Droid or **Qwant Maps inside web browser** for maps and/or print physical maps if you live and travel in one or two states or districts. NOTE: Qwant Maps has better search results than OSMAnd+ * Get **PilferShush Jammer** from F-Droid to block microphone (use this in malls, restaurants or such public places if you can to prevent beacon tracking) * Get **OpenBoard** (user friendly) OR **AnySoftKeyboard** (nerd friendly) from F-Droid instead of Google GBoard, Microsoft SwiftKey et al, they are closed source keylogger USA spyware * Get **FTP Server (Free)** from F-Droid and **FileZilla on computer** for computer-to-phone internet less file sharing NOTE: for phone-computer sync or sharing, can TRY **KDE Connect**, available for Android, Windows, Linux * Get **TrebleShot** instead of SHAREIt for phone to phone file sharing * Get **K-9 Mail** or **FairEmail** as e-mail client * Get **NewPipe** for YouTube watching, or YouTube in Firefox Preview/Klar * Get **QKSMS** from F-Droid as SMS client app * Get **Shelter** from F-Droid to sandbox potential apps that you must use (eg WhatsApp or Discord or Signal) * Get **SuperFreezZ** from F-Droid to freeze any apps from running in background * Get **Librera Pro** from F-Droid for PDF reader * Get **ImgurViewer** from F-Droid for opening reddit/imgur/other image links without invasive tracking * Get **InstaGrabber** from F-Droid for opening Instagram profiles or pictures without invasive tracking (seems like a revived fork is [here](https://github.com/austinhuang0131/instagrabber/releases), thanks u/sad_plan ) * Get **GreenTooth** from F-Droid to set Bluetooth to disable after you have used it * Get **Material Files** or **Simple File Manager** from F-Droid for file manager app * Get **ImagePipe** from F-Droid if you share lot of pictures, and want to clear EXIF metadata snooping (often photos contain phone model, location, time, date) * Get **Note Crypt Pro** from F-Droid for encrypted note taking app * Get **Vinyl Music Player** from F-Droid for music player * Get **VLC** from F-Droid for video player ----- ###CRITICAL FOR CLIPBOARD, LOCATION AND OTHER APP FUNCTION BLOCKING I would say this is one of the critical improvements in my guide, and will solve the problem of clipboard and coarse location snooping among other things. AppOpsX is a free, open source app that allows to manage granular app permissions not visible normally, with the help of ADB authorisation without root. This app can finely control what granular information apps can access on your phone, which is not shown in app permissions regularly accessible to us. Now that you would have set up your phone with installing apps, now is a good time to perform this procedure. Step 1: Install **AppOpsX** from F-Droid. (https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.zzzmode.appopsx/) Step 2: Plug phone to computer, and enable USB debugging in Settings --> Developer Options (you probably already did this in the starting of the guide) Step 3: Keep phone plugged into computer until the end of this procedure! Open AppOpsX app. Step 4: On computer, type commands in order: ```adb devices``` ```adb tcpip 5555``` ```adb shell sh /sdcard/Android/data/com.zzzmode.appopsx/opsx.sh &``` Step 5: Now open "AppOpsX" app, and: * disable "read clipboard" for apps except your messengers, notepad, office suite, virtual keyboard, clipboard monitor apps et al. NOTE: Most apps that have text field to copy/paste text require this permission. * disable "modify clipboard" for every app except for your virtual keyboard or office suite app or clipboard monitor/stack special apps. * disable "GPS", "precise location", "approximate location" and "coarse location" for every app except your maps app (Firefox and OSMAnd+) (2/2) in comment below.