Stop using mainstream operating systems like Windows 11/10/8.1, modern Linux, like Ubuntu or modern MacOS versions. On mobile Android 12/11/10/9/8.1 are prohibited because they use neural networks to profile your device and dial back to “home” to dump your personal data and preferences. iOS from very beginning was very phony platform. My personal choices are Windows 7 for desktop and Android 8.0 for mobile. These two cover my digital needs fully, no restrictions whatsoever.
I recommend you to use alternative search engines like Searx.me or Duckduckgo not because g is mining your data and then resells it to marketing agencies for targeted ads, but because if you say something restricted or will be “lucky” to be banned by their anti-spam bot you can lose access to your data forever. Three years ago i had YT channel with tracker music where i posted stuff almost daily, also i had trackers database hosted on their blogger platform.
Super quick breakdown of the most essential security applications for Android OS. ADAWAY ► Effective hosts adblocker AFWALL+ ► Root-based firewall based on Linux ip-tables EXODUS ► Check your applications for telemetry trackers and secure your privacy YET ANOTHER CALL BLOCKER ► quality open-source call blocker Forked mod for Russia region . Fork is manadatory thing for people living in a Russia because access to application online database was blocked by Czech owner, due to war initiated by bunker rat.
I bet some of you are already tired of ugly g monopoly with their telemetric data mining platform os-called operating system. As for me, i fixed myself on Android 8.0, last operating system without support of neural networks. These nets help to fingerprint your personal data and send it to marketing companies later on. I’m pretty sure that people in sane condition will not like such behaviour at all. Pinephone is based around Linux and not android, it doesn’t track or profile you.
UPDATED ON: 2022-02-13 New 0.16.0b was released! Crashes on Windows 7/8.1 were fixed. Reasons not to use original YT site and native android clients: Wild censorship and tracking of personal data The most pathetic roayalties to platform contributors Unwilling to listen to contributor community [problem of all big corps] In previous post i’ve mentioned about brilliant Android YT client: NewPipe. Today i’ll speak about desktop alternative to their website, which will help you to surf YT without fear of being tracked.
Take a note that ugly g 3-4 times a year changing YT API to make artificial difficulties to third-party clients like NewPipe, FreeTube , FireTube. So don’t forget to update programs regularly. I’m almost sure that you already know about excellent Android YT client NewPipe . It is praised for it’s lightness, speed and freedom from YT closed source API. As you may know that in recent pursuit for profit google increased ads quantities and methods of it’s delivery.
v0.88b: please contact me if you find errors or inaccuracies. In this guide i will quickly show my system configuration tweaked for privacy. I’m using essential stuff like 4G/WiFi & BT. Additional pleasantries are blocked. █ ANDROID 8: OS WITH MINIMAL TELEMETRY Operating System: Android 8.0 [Android 8.1 ain’t good, coz it brought support of neural networks to do effective data mining] Security patch: 1st September 2018 FW Version: 47.
For the last 10 years Russian government [and not only Russian] had taken vector to oppress any free speech, which was so generic for internet communities of 90s. Many sites were blocked. Information portals, torrent trackers and even some news microstock sites, like Alamy were banned. In current situation i can only suggest to use Tor Browser or free VPN services. In case of TOR you trust your traffic to American special services, but doing so you can avoid contact with your local regulators.
Some important links for those of you who care about online security and privacy.