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https://media.ccc.de/v/33c3-8336-tal...hind_your_back

in short: TV and other audio ads could send hidden ultrasound signals to your phone or laptop and they will react unpredictable, e.g. will send your phone number, email and location to Google, Apple or/and Microsoft.
 

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And why would the neo900 be exempt from this? If they were to hide anything, I would go where most folks rarely look - the GSM baseband chipset.
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First of all there must be a preinstalled app to receive that signal on the phone.
I bet Android and IOS phones have it already as their manufacturers make money on ads and those OSes are closed source, but neo900 plans to use an open source OS which makes harder to preinstall a malicious app.
Also neo900 has GSM chipset disconnected from CPU which adds an additional layer of security.
 

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Originally Posted by meego_leenooks1 View Post
neo900 has ...
I think you've misspelled "will have".
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Originally Posted by meego_leenooks1 View Post
First of all there must be a preinstalled app to receive that signal on the phone.
I bet Android and IOS phones have it already as their manufacturers make money on ads and those OSes are closed source
Android is closed?....
Only the Google Apps are closed, not the OS itself!
Ironically, it's actually more open than Maemo5 and Sailfish OS...
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but android without gapps is so poor..
 

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I keep having to link this article, which is now more than three years old and the situation has only got worse: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013...ans-necessary/
 

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Originally Posted by itdoesntmatt View Post
but android without gapps is so poor..
And why is that so?
There are many alternatives to gapps:
Play Store: Use evozi apk downloader and install the apk's locally
YouTube: Use your browser or any other YouTube client out there
Maps: Use HERE WeGo

Still poor?...
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If you have to replace nearly every part of AOSP before it becomes usable, why are you still calling it Android? It should be Theseus' Android, if anything.
 

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If you have to replace nearly every part of AOSP before it becomes usable, why are you still calling it Android? It should be Theseus' Android, if anything.
What has AOSP with gapps to do?....
Android is just an OS....
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