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I have never really been a huge fan of smartphones just because of how intrusive the apps can be on your privacy but like most everyone else I have one. But with all the drama that has been happening in the USA over the last 1-2yrs about the media and big tech telling us what we can see or do you could see this outcome coming......  Read article here: https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvxqxa/22-year-old-bitcoin-entrepreneur-announces-free-speech-phone-for-trump-fans

I like the concept if they stick too the whole freedom and no censorship thing, I might look into one of these new phones when the time comes to replace my own. I bet big tech kills this project out in some way 😉

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Not a 'freedom phone' exactly, but this degoogled phone will be my next purchase. I'll be my first mobile phone of any sort! Never had the need of one before, but I expect I'm going to need a vaccine passport of some sort this year, so it'll be used for that.

 

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Posted by: @sscadmin

I have never really been a huge fan of smartphones

And you are not alone. I spend enough time on PCs and the net as is, the only thing I want from a phone is to be able to make calls.

Big tech needs to be reigned in, similar to how the US dealt with certain companies at the turn of the 20th Century... too much power concentrated in way too few hands, is never a good thing


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Posted by: @cody

Not a 'freedom phone' exactly, but this degoogled phone will be my next purchase.

I will definitely be looking into something like that, I have seen a few smartphone OS that seem promising but like the article points out we need more apps on their stores because google and apple have a huge stranglehold on the market when it comes too apps. And it would have to be a android based phone because at least you can install APKs so you don't really have a need for a phone, apple locks users down where they can only install from their store. 

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Big tech needs to be reigned in, similar to how the US dealt with certain companies at the turn of the 20th Century... too much power concentrated in way too few hands, is never a good thing

I agree 100% I have been reading the news over the last few months and these big tech firms are definitely censoring the people and they get away with it because of their 'Terms of Service' statement.... I mean Twitter banned Trump haha, if I was president at that time I would have used my powers to shut the company down for the sake of national security 🤣 🤣 


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It's the constant tracking by google et al that gets my goat! They'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes!

 

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