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Hey folks. I don’t post much but felt it necessary to make this post.

I work as a software engineer and a year or so ago was hired to audit GrapheneOS. So I have A LITTLE bit of industry knowledge on the topic of this phone in question. GrapheneOS is an open-source mobile phone operating system focused on security basically. From my analysis, I found it to be suitable for security, certainly better than a “stock” OS. It’s community driven and since it’s FOSS, anybody can look at the code and submit changes to be peer reviewed before being added to the official code base, so, that’s about as trustworthy as it gets when it comes to software.

From what I can tell about this “Freedom Phone” is - they’ve basically just taken an existing product of theirs, installed GrapheneOS on it, and are calling it the “Freedom Phone”.

This setup is by nature more secure and less likely to be a fed honeypot than just your normal cell phone, because of the OS alone and its standard configurations around things such as encryption (in network and drives) and tracking.

Now... Candace Owens and others who are advertising this are trying to accomplish three goals:

  • getting more secure phones into the hands of patriots, ultimately protecting us
  • making herself money
  • saving us money (the thing is kind of cheap)

I don’t have a problem with this. Unless you have a good reason why you think this phone would technologically be more capable of spying on you than your usual cell phones, you shouldn’t have a problem with it either... The people who spy already know who to spy on. They don’t need you to purchase a “Freedom Phone” to know you’re against them.

Please consider this. I probably won’t buy one of those things but I think it probably IS useful. I’m not saying for sure this thing isn’t bad. I’m just saying it seems fine and I don’t think we can just label and defame anything that looks suspicious to some.

Feel free to post your reasons why it would be a honeypot though. This is just my outlook.

EDIT: Something else I want to mention - I don’t think we should be villainizing the people we usually trust who are probably advertising this with only good intentions. If it is bad, who says Candace and others knew?

143 days ago
61 score
Reason: None provided.

Hey folks. I don’t post much but felt it necessary to make this post.

I work as a software engineer and a year or so ago was hired to audit GrapheneOS. So I have A LITTLE bit of industry knowledge on the topic of this phone in question. GrapheneOS is an open-source mobile phone operating system focused on security basically. From my analysis, I found it to be suitable for security, certainly better than a “stock” OS. It’s community driven and since it’s FOSS, anybody can look at the code and submit changes to be peer reviewed before being added to the official code base, so, that’s about as trustworthy as it gets when it comes to software.

From what I can tell about this “Freedom Phone” is - they’ve basically just taken an existing product of theirs, installed GrapheneOS on it, and are calling it the “Freedom Phone”.

This setup is by nature more secure and less likely to be a fed honeypot than just your normal cell phone, because of the OS alone and its standard configurations around things such as encryption (in network and drives) and tracking.

Now... Candace Owens and others who are advertising this are accomplishing three goals:

  • getting more secure phones into the hands of patriots, ultimately protecting us
  • making herself money
  • saving us money (the thing is kind of cheap)

I don’t have a problem with this. Unless you have a good reason why you think this phone would technologically be more capable of spying on you than your usual cell phones, you shouldn’t have a problem with it either... The people who spy already know who to spy on. They don’t need you to purchase a “Freedom Phone” to know you’re against them.

Please consider this. I probably won’t buy one of those things but I think it probably IS useful. I’m not saying for sure this thing isn’t bad. I’m just saying it seems fine and I don’t think we can just label and defame anything that looks suspicious to some.

Feel free to post your reasons why it would be a honeypot though. This is just my outlook.

143 days ago
59 score
Reason: None provided.

Hey folks. I don’t post much but felt it necessary to make this post.

I work as a software engineer and a year or so ago was hired to audit GrapheneOS. So I have A LITTLE bit of industry knowledge on the topic of this phone in question. GrapheneOS is an open-source mobile phone operating system focused on security basically. From my analysis, I found it to be suitable for security, certainly better than a “stock” OS. It’s community driven and since it’s FOSS, anybody can look at the code and submit changes to be peer reviewed before being added to the official code base, so, that’s about as trustworthy as it gets when it comes to software.

From what I can tell about this “Freedom Phone” is - they’ve basically just taken an existing product of theirs, installed GrapheneOS on it, and are calling it the “Freedom Phone”.

This setup is by nature more secure and less likely to be a fed honeypot than just your normal cell phone, because of the OS alone and its standard configurations around things such as encryption (in network and drives) and tracking.

Now... Candace Owens and others who are advertising this are accomplishing three goals:

  • getting more secure phones into the hands of patriots, ultimately protecting us
  • making herself money
  • saving us money (the thing is kind of cheap)

I don’t have a problem with this. Unless you have a good reason why you think this phone would technologically be more capable of spying on you than your usual cell phones, you shouldn’t have a problem with it either... The people who spy already know who to spy on. They don’t need you to purchase a “Freedom Phone” to know you’re against them.

Please consider this. I probably won’t buy one of those things but I think it probably IS useful.

Feel free to post your reasons why it would be a honeypot though. This is just my outlook.

143 days ago
59 score
Reason: None provided.

Hey folks. I don’t post much but felt it necessary to make this post.

I work as a software engineer and a year or so ago was hired to audit GrapheneOS. So I have A LITTLE bit of industry knowledge on the topic of this phone in question. GrapheneOS is an open-source mobile phone operating system focused on security basically. From my analysis, I found it to be suitable for security, certainly better than a “stock” OS. It’s community driven and since it’s FOSS, anybody can look at the code and submit changes to be peer reviewed before being added to the official code base, so, that’s about as trustworthy as it gets when it comes to software.

From what I can tell about this “Freedom Phone” is - they’ve basically just taken an existing product of theirs, installed GrapheneOS on it, and are calling it the “Freedom Phone”.

This setup is by nature more secure and less likely to be a fed honeypot than just your normal cell phone, because of the OS alone and its standard configurations around things such as encryption and tracking.

Now... Candace Owens and others who are advertising this are accomplishing three goals:

  • getting more secure phones into the hands of patriots, ultimately protecting us
  • making herself money
  • saving us money (the thing is kind of cheap)

I don’t have a problem with this. Unless you have a good reason why you think this phone would technologically be more capable of spying on you than your usual cell phones, you shouldn’t have a problem with it either... The people who spy already know who to spy on. They don’t need you to purchase a “Freedom Phone” to know you’re against them.

Please consider this. I probably won’t buy one of those things but I think it probably IS useful.

Feel free to post your reasons why it would be a honeypot though. This is just my outlook.

143 days ago
58 score
Reason: Original

Hey folks. I don’t post much but felt it necessary to make this post.

I work as a software engineer and a year or so ago was hired to audit GrapheneOS. So I have A LITTLE bit of industry knowledge on the topic of this phone in question. GrapheneOS is an open-source mobile phone operating system focused on security basically. From my analysis, I found it to be suitable for security, certainly better than a “stock” OS. It’s community driven and since it’s FOSS, anybody can look at the code and submit changes to be peer reviewed before being added to the official code base, so, that’s about as trustworthy as it gets when it comes to software.

From what I can tell about this “Freedom Phone” is - they’ve basically just taken an existing product of theirs, installed GrapheneOS on it, and are calling it the “Freedom Phone”.

This setup is by nature more secure and less likely to be a fed honeypot than just your normal cell phone, because of the OS alone and its standard configurations around things such as encryption and tracking.

Now... Candace Owens and others who are advertising this are accomplishing three goals:

  • getting more secure phones into the hands of patriots, ultimately protecting us
  • making herself money
  • saving us money (the thing is kind of cheap)

I don’t have a problem with this. Unless you have a good reason why you think this phone would technologically be more capable of spying on you than your usual cell phones, you shouldn’t have a problem with it either... The people who spy already know who to spy on. They don’t need you to purchase a “Freedom Phone” to know you’re against them.

Please consider this. I probably won’t buy one of those things but I think it probably IS useful.

143 days ago
1 score