Without further ado, straight to the facts:
last version with sane amount of system services, which can’t be turned off absence of [neural networks API]
, which is used for telemetry, collection/profiling user data with subsequent uploading collected information to third-parties [for the first time technology was introduced in Android 8.1] full support of any modern browser [even Android 6.0 can handle this] ability to load legacy Android 2.x applications without any issues [Android 14 is already blocking such apps] I care about older stuff simply because of code quality.
UPDATED ON: 2023-02-21 [Fennec]
replaced by [Mull]
: no telemetry at all.
No chitter here, just plain breakdown of the most important stuff.
► WINDOWS 7 FIREWALL▼
[Outpost Firewall Pro]
◄ very advanced and lightweight firewall with host-based intrusion-prevention and anti-leak systems. Review is [here]
◄ my personal choice to surf web [mozilla crap ripped off] [LibreWolf]
◄ debloated in terms of privacy Firefox with pre-installed uBlock Origin [PaleMoon]
◄ the most mozilla-independent fork of Firefox [but slowly degrading] [Tor Browser]
◄ handy to overcome geo restrictions and other artificial limitations of obsolescent governments Warning: some telemetry is present!
Some time ago i’ve mentioned the fact about [Linux usage]
on my laptop. It was a [Manjaro]
based around [Arch]
Recently i stumbled upon [SalixOS]
review. It’s a simplified [Slackware]
distro with modern fast [Xfce]
user interface. As you may already know Slackware is the most “Unix-like” Linux distribution. Besides i can’t afford myself to skip distro with motto:
"Linux for the lazy Slacker" Here is a quick intro into Salix operating system.
Right after [Windows 7 reached end of life]
in regards to non-pos esu updates i asked myself: “How can i improve security of ageing operating system?” Replacement of basic internal firewall comes back to mind in the very first place.
After some comprehensive research i ended up with [Outpost Firewall Pro]
, developed by [Agnitum]
a small Russian company, which was acquired by crappy yandex later on. Software was dismissed after purchase immediately.
Stop using mainstream operating systems like Windows 11/10/8.1, modern Linux, like Ubuntu or modern MacOS versions. On mobile Android 14/13/12/11/10/9/8.1 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]
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.
► 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.
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]
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.