This is the first draft of a collection of facts about what happens in the Google Android operating system in term of permanent personal data collection. This has been found while working on /e/OS the mobile OS in which we actually try to address those issues. Please contribute if you know about other facts, or if you think something is wrong: https://github.com/leag1234/some-facts-about-the-Google-Android-operating-system-and-personal-data-collectionContinue reading “Google abuse of dominant position: some facts about the Google Android operating system and personal data collection.”
Leaving Apple & Google – /e/ mobile OS next steps: a Roadmap for 2020
About a year ago, the first beta of /e/ OS, the first un-Googled and privacy-focused Android, was released. And we’ve been hard at work improving it…
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An /e/ Summer update: smartphones for sale, applications, PWAs & next steps
At the end of 2017, the /e/ project was unveiled in a series of articles entitled “Leaving Apple & Google: my (/e/) Odyssey” (Part1, Part2, Part3), with a clear promise: making a fully unGoogled and ready-to-use mobile operating system and online services, yet compatible with Android applications…
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Leaving Apple and Google: a message to /e/ users and supporters!
This is the end of 2018, and this year has been incredible.
By the end of 2017, I posted a few messages here about my quest for more data privacy, and corresponding plans to “Leave Apple and Google”. At this time, I thought I would just customize an Android ROM a bit and that it would be enough for my use and a few others…
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First /e/ ROM & online services are now available!
I’m very pleased to announce that we have released a first beta of /e/.
It’s been an intensive development sequence, and I’m very proud of the work that we have accomplished with the modest budget we had. That’s the power of Open Source!
All the details in my full announcement here.
Now very close to say “bye bye” to Apple and Google 🙂
Leaving Apple and Google: /e/ is the symbol for “my data is MY data”
As some of you will have already noticed, the project has moved to a new web location, and the project is now known as the “my data is MY data” symbol:
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Latest development updates: eelo BlissLauncher v2
Starting from this week, I’m going to regularly unveil a specific eelo feature we’re working one.
As you know, eelo’s purpose is to deliver a full-featured operating system that is offering way better respect of user’s data privacy. In this respect we’re specifically removing any piece of Android that is sending personal data to Google.
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eelo is more than tech, it’s a societal project for Freedom and Democracy
As Lawrence Lessig explained on January, 1st 2000, Code is Law!
Computer systems, and more specifically software and data networks, have been driving the way the world has evolved recently. Software is now everywhere: in cars, trains and planes, in your house, in businesses and in industry…. Continue reading “eelo is more than tech, it’s a societal project for Freedom and Democracy”
An open letter to Elon Musk, from eelo founder
Since the 90s, you have been a world changer with great projects like Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla, Hyperloop and OpenAI. And I’ve noticed you have released Tesla patents into the public domain, and have open-sourced the Hyperloop and OpenAI projects.
Behind your projects, I sense a single course of action: empowering people, while making the world better…
Today, the digital giants are massively abusing individual and corporate data planet-wide, for the single purpose of fueling their businesses. Worse, this is installing a global surveillance system controlled by a small group of people. In the long run, this situation even threatens democracy.
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eelo.io – Holiday Season, latest updates!
I wanted to share a few news and thoughts to you all eelo.io supporters and backers. This past week has been fascinating.
I’ve realized that we are many people to be interested in the eelo.io vision and proposal.
Actually, I started the eelo project for myself by learning about existing stuff on mobile plateforms (I’m coming from the PC world…), hacking some LineageOS ROMs, and my goal was just to eventually be able to show to my friends and family: “look, I’m not using an iPhone anymore, I’m not using Google anymore but I can do the same things you are doing with your smartphone, and nobody is looking at ma personal data” (I fear I like to feel like a teen sometimes) …
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