1. EndRacism's Avatar
    I'm thinking about buying a Blackberry Keyone in a few months.

    If I do, I want to isolate my incoming lavabit email from the prying eyes of google as well as my contacts, my pictures and my documents that I might have on the phone. So, is there a way to sandbox all my private meta data and data from google?

    Generally I use firefox with duckduckgo, https, noscript, adblockPlus, and a VPN, if not TOR.
    08-18-2017 08:38 PM
  2. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Basically, no. If you use the phone with a Google account then the info is there. It's also there on your computer.
    08-18-2017 09:03 PM
  3. jlost's Avatar
    How do you think they make their money?
    08-19-2017 07:50 PM
  4. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Even with every thing your doing, your ISP can still track your usage. It's impossible to be completely invisible online.
    jlost likes this.
    08-19-2017 08:14 PM
  5. EndRacism's Avatar
    Basically, no. If you use the phone with a Google account then the info is there. It's also there on your computer.
    Why set it up with a Google account?, I assume it is not required, that I can use bb contacts, firefox, etc, and use amazon for Apps if I wanted Apps but basically do not use but 3-4 Apps.
    08-20-2017 01:42 PM
  6. EndRacism's Avatar
    Even with every thing your doing, your ISP can still track your usage. It's impossible to be completely invisible online.
    uh, VPN and TOR...
    08-20-2017 01:43 PM
  7. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Why set it up with a Google account?
    You've not had an android phone before?
    08-20-2017 01:48 PM
  8. EndRacism's Avatar
    You've not had an android phone before?
    I've had several, but have never had a KEYone, with 'baked' in BB Apps. Which I assume/hope would allow me to set up phone so that my contacts, pictures, and other data/meta data are kept out of Google's clutches. For example it is my understanding that KEYone HUB can do more than the BB HUB App on an Android phone?
    08-20-2017 01:54 PM
  9. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Which I assume/hope would allow me to set up phone so that my contacts, pictures, and other data/meta data are kept out of Google's clutches
    Checking with other folks who have the KeyOne it sounds like you will need to have a Google account to setup the phone, which is Android. You may be able to get around that but the phone may not be very usable. Up to you
    EndRacism likes this.
    08-20-2017 03:04 PM
  10. EndRacism's Avatar
    Checking with other folks who have the KeyOne it sounds like you will need to have a Google account to setup the phone, which is Android. You may be able to get around that but the phone may not be very usable. Up to you
    I might factory reset my Nexus 6P and see what I can do, Thanks!!
    08-20-2017 03:39 PM
  11. modifier's Avatar
    Sign up for Google Suite and set up Android Device Management. This is about the only way you can control internal data mining on an Android device with any kind of accountability. It's not free but nothing free is private.

    https://gsuite.google.com/security/
    The customer – not Google – owns their data. Google does not sell your data to third parties, there is no advertising in G Suite, and we never collect or use data from G Suite services for any advertising purposes.
    There's a whitepaper PDF at the bottom of the page that goes into greater detail.

    As suggested above, you would need a VPN service for non-https traffic, non-encrypted data and plaintext browser headers if you're concerned with your ISP.
    08-21-2017 12:31 PM

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