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Smart phone users interested in privacy and free speech have been stymied by having only two smart phone choices, both run by Big Tech, and neither oriented to privacy or free speech.  Now there is a choice.

On one hand there has been Android, developed by Google, and joined at the hip  with anti-privacy and anti-free speech Google.  Google is notorious for its political censorship on its search engine and for its anti-privacy business model of collecting users information and selling it to third parties.  In Europe, EU rules require Androids to allow users to choose their own search engine, but no such rule exists in the US and you are stuck with Google.

The other choice has been Apple's I-phone, which has been marginally better than Android on privacy and choice issues, but only marginally.  Apple joined other Big Tech companies in their conspiracy to put free speech social media site Parler out of business, censoring Parler from their app store.  Even more ominous, Apple has recently announced development of a new surveillance system for their I-phones, ostensibly to search for  child porn, but which could easily be diverted to surveil whatever they or the government wanted.

Earlier this year, free speech social media site Gab announced that it was developing a free speech and privacy oriented Gab Phone (not to be confused with the Gabb Phone which is something else).  It is to be similar to an Android but minus anything and everything Google.  Gab's CEO in the interim suggested taking certain models of Androids and doing an easy change of operating systems which would delete any connection to Google.  He explained that in a video.

https://tv.gab.com/channel/a/view/the-gab-phone-6089cd3a041302ce723d04f4

https://creativedestructionmedia.com/news/business/2021/01/10/gab-launches-gab-phone-no-longer-a-reason-to-buy-apple-or-google-device/

While we are waiting for the Gab Phone, another privacy and free speech alternative has arrived, the Freedom Phone, priced less than either Android or I-phone.  The Freedom Phone allows choosing one's own search engine, is designed to thwart trackers, and has an uncensorable app store among other features.  It has no connections to Big Tech.  The first batch has already sold out.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/get-google-apple-off-phone/


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