Daily reminder that you should not use whatever /e/ is and instead you should support upstream Google-less Android forks like LineageOS.
This study just feels like an ad paid for by /e/. How is LineageOS not Google-less but /e/ somehow is? This is just ridiculous. Of course you could install GAPPS on LineageOS, but so could you on literally every Android fork. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/study-reveals-android-phones-constantly-snoop-on-their-users/
"The study linked chose to install "opengapps" on a LineageOS device (per page 6). Google Apps are not preinstalled on LineageOS. We have no control over what data is sent by third party applications a user chooses to install, including packages from Google. Those services are neither required nor recommended, and free open source alternatives (such as microG and F-Droid) exist."
That explains it. I don't have an opinion on /e/ but I use Lineage and was worried.
Agree on the /e/ thing, but I hope LineageOS could officially support microG, the current LineageOS for microG lacks proper financing and infrastructure for timely builds
@cakrome LineageOS has always worked fine with microG, the problem is *spoofing* microG's signature as Google's, which LineageOS will probably never agree to do. But still, there are a lot of alternatives to /e/ that are way better than /e/ in terms of basically everything.
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