Privacy

Bye iOS, hello Android

Entry categories DesignMiscPrivacy

Over the last year, I’ve made the switch from Android 10 to iOS 15, just to see what all the hype was about. And while I found the iPhone to be generally usable, there were some really major things that made me finally want to make the switch back to Android full time. What I’ll […]

Mostly FOSS Setup Text-to-speech for Android

Entry categories AccessibilityPrivacy

While doing exploration on a larger article I’m currently writing, I realized that my FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Android ways prevented me from using most Google services. I thought this also meant Talkback, the only AT (Assistive Technology) for Android. However, on further exploration, Talkback is bundled into the “Android Accessibility Suite” which […]

De-Googling is Hard

Entry categories Privacy

The longer I’m on the internet, the more companies I see misusing customer data, censoring content, and violating privacy. Censoring non-illegal content (whether you agree with it or not) and spying on US citizens through dark-pattern UX legalese strikes me as anti-American. It’s pretty concerning how much of the internet these companies control; its downright […]