The Google Pixel Tablet is finally here! Unfortunately, the stock Android OS is lacking when it comes to privacy. GrapehenOS is a private and secure mobile operating system with Android app compatibility.
The Google Pixel Tablet was just released! 12 hours after I received it in the mail, the initial build of GrapheneOS was ready for it.
Using an RSS reader is a popular way to tack OSS apps directly from their source. Obtainum automates this process and simplifies it.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a trend of iPhone pin codes being stolen.
Step-by-step guide to configure your Raspberry Pi to boot from USB first.
You might be hesitant to install GrapheneOS on your mobile device. This video is a tour of the OS right after installation. GrapheneOS comes with everything you need to get started!
Raspberry Pi Imager is a free software tool that allows you to easily download and install operating systems on your Raspberry Pi computer.
In today's age, when clickbait titles get all the attention, one of the most valuable skills you can have is spotting when someone may be trying to manipulate you.
The F-Droid website hosts an outdated version of the APK which causes issues for users who try to install it in multiple user profiles.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is a compact and powerful computer that can be used for a variety of applications.
I finally decided to switch to my Pixel 7. Before installing GrapheneOS on it, I wanted to use stock Android OS for a few weeks, so I could make a fair comparison video.
Self-hosting can be the best option for privacy. When you decide to self-host you will have some added work in terms of security, uptime, and east of use.
NFTs are not what you think they are. They are marketed as 'abstract' artwork that you can own for a fee. That could not be further from the truth.
Good privacy starts with great security. Vanadium, a Chromium-based browser, offers the best sandbox implementation among the competition.
While most GitHub issues are a place for useful discussions, sometimes they're just a source for entertainment.
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser.
While the 'Do Not Track' feature was originally released with the best of intentions, you should now make sure you have it disabled. With IE10, Microsoft killed the feature. At this point, having it enabled does more harm than good.
There is no discussion about the security and privacy of a dumb phone.
The Google Pixel 7/Pixel 7 Pro is a great mobile device. With the Google Tensor G2 chip, it's one of the most secure mobile devices you can purchase.
Mastodon is a component of the “Fediverse,” also known as the “federated universe,” which is a group of unrestricted, decentralized, and loosely coordinated servers.
With all software comes vulnerabilities, and Android OS is no exception. CVE-2022-20465 is a Full Lock Screen bypass that works on various Android devices, including the Google Pixel line.
The Google Pixel 6a is a great mobile device. With the Google Tensor chip, it's one of the most secure mobile devices you can purchase.
Is your YouTube channel safe? How about your Gmail? Do you have a Google account? Take the necessary steps now to secure your account and protect your future self. It's much easier to secure your account now, than it is to recover it after a malicious actor has taken it over.
GrapheneOS provides access to additional permission toggles that AOSP doesn't have. One of those toggles is sensors. A recently released feature now allows you to deny the sensors permission by default.
YouTube has finally released a feature to help uniquely identify users across the platform. The new YouTube handle feature will help uniquely identify users across the platform, and hopefully make it more difficult for individual to impersonate legitimate users and cut down on scams.
The first task on every privacy blog is “get a VPN”. I no longer think this advice holds true. While there are scenarios where a VPN service can be beneficial, a lot of the original use cases are no longer valid.
Are you storing your crypto securely? Curious about the threats each type of crypto wallet faces?
Tornado Cash is a fully decentralized, non-custodial, open source cryptocurrency tumbler that functions on networks that are compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine.
Is there an app that makes you cringe that you have it installed because of the privacy issues with it? Progressive Web Apps might be a great alternative for you.
A type of programmable SIM card known as an eSIM (embedded-SIM) is integrated into a device.
There are a lot of eReaders out there, but which ones can help you maintain your privacy? In this video I discuss what I personally use, and why I use the kobo clara HD.
GrapheneOS provides access to two additional permission toggles that are not available on stock Android OS.
Your username and password is only one layer of protection, add a second layer with MFA.
Is that family photo a simple personalization to your wallpaper, or is that being used to track you?
If you're curious what apps I use on my personal device, here they are.
There are multiple apps stores available on Android which can make it a bit confusing to know what each one might be used for.
F-Droid has issues. Using this method is a way to completely bypass using F-Droid to install open source apps.
Understanding how data is stored on your mobile device is the first step in understanding how it can affect you. Different laws and policy changes can impact how your data is used and accessed, such a Roe v Wade.
If you're going to use F-Droid for apps, there are a few things that you should be aware of.
Apple's new iCloud Private Relay service lets users having iOS 15, iPadOS 15, or macOS Monterey on their devices and an iCloud+ membership to connect to the internet and surf with Safari in a more secure and private manner.
There is a massive different between User Profiles and Work Profiles. It's important to understand the differences between them before choosing which one is right for you.
Could the Google Pixel 6 be the most secure phone in 2022? With five years of security upgrades and the most layers of hardware security, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the most secure Pixel phones yet.
If you're looking to regain your privacy, it's time to use Nextcloud. Storing your contacts with Google or Apple gives them all the details on whom you're in contact with.
The F-Droid app repository has some issues that could potentially affect your security.
GrapheneOS can look a little intimidating at first. I'll cover the default apps that come with the OS and the app stores to install to get you started.
Do you need working notifications on GrapheneOS? The official Google Play releases can be installed and used in the regular app sandbox on GrapheneOS thanks to a compatibility layer.
DuckDuckGo has released a browser. At this time it's only for Mac, but they say a Windows version is coming soon.
uBlock Origin does more than you might realize. Preventing bounce tracking is a huge feature of it, often overlooked.
Cookies may be on their way out, but tracking users is not. As with most thing, if one method gets restricted companies always seem to find another way.
Cookies directly affect your privacy. Not all cookies are equal, and they all serve different purposes. Cookies perform important and sometimes necessary services on the internet.
In response to the 'faked emergency data demands', Apple and Meta gave basic subscriber facts, such as a customer's address, phone number, and IP address, in mid-2021.
Android has a ton of Open Source Apps available. Some are good, some are not so good. This video cover 3 of my favorite Open Source Android Apps I use on a daily basis.
If you're looking to regain your privacy, it's time to use Nextcloud. Storing your calendar events with Google or Apple gives them all the details on whom you're in contact with.
Understanding the 7 Layer OSI model is vital to anyone working in tech. The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) is a conceptual model that characterizes and standardizes a telecommunications or computing system's communication operations.
This guide is out of date. Please watch the updated video https://youtu.be/SZ0PKtiXTSs.
It's time to DeGoogle your phone and take back some of your privacy. CalyxOS contains features and options not found in most mobile device manufacturers' official firmware.
Installing Stock Android on Google Pixel is easier than ever. In this example we're going to be using the official Android Flash Tool.
It's time to DeGoogle your phone and take back some of your privacy. This guide will show you how to install GrapheneOS on a Pixel 6.
According to a recently unearthed FBI training paper, US law enforcement has limited access to the content of encrypted communication on specific platforms.
It's time to DeGoogle your phone and take back some of your privacy. This guide will show you how to install CalyxOS using Microsoft Windows.
It's time to DeGoogle your phone and take back some of your privacy. This guide will show you how to install CalyxOS using Linux (Ubuntu).
It's time to DeGoogle your phone and take back some of your privacy. This guide will show you how to install CalyxOS on using a Mac.