* Posts by gzgweilo

7 posts • joined 13 Mar 2013

Android without Google – and yes it has apps: The Reg talks to founder about the /e/ smartphone


Re: Can I just have an App that removes Google

Just root and choose a suitable custom rom and you can certainly achieve a lot of what you ask for.

However reading XDA it seems is getting harder with each successive iteration of Android especially if you want to use your phone for online financial stuff.

DuckDuckGo cries fowl after being expunged from Google's Android search preferences menu for most of Europe


Choose browser

"and b) if you wanted to use a chrome-based browser for some reason there would be no easy way to choose DDG as the default (or at least this was true the last time I tried to use a chrome-based browser on android)."

You can just download Brave and Firefox apps (or even DDG I think?) and set one as default browser and make search engine choices from there - DDG and Startpage for me usually.

I go further and delete Google from my android phone completely which is not for everyone but normally, depending on the phone, it is not that difficult to get rid of the google browser.

Galaxy S20 security is already old hat as Samsung launches new safety silicon


I guess even less chances of "rooting"

"and secure boot features. When a bootloader initiates, the chip initiates a chain of trust sequence to validate each components' firmware."

Mozilla locks nosy Avast, AVG extensions out of Firefox store amid row over web privacy


Re: stop using avast

Any recommendations for an adequate anti virus that doesn't try to slurp your data?

I'll give you my Windows 7 installation when you pry it from my cold, dead hands (and other tales)


Re: About that January 2020 "deadline"....

One persons view on doing just that and his answer to the telemetry issues -


TalkTalk says WalkWalk if you've got a mouldy Tiscali email address, or pay £50 a year to keep it



I still have a screaming.net email who think were WorldOnline or some such biz (initial dial up account) who were slurped by Tiscali.

I have been receiving these emails for some weeks and have used the time to basically delete everything in the account.

Japan's free public VPN project tunnels through Great Firewall


Re: Sir

maybe, but in the meantime they have blocked access to the link in the article - anyone have any links to get to this through the great firewall?


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