Today I’ve got a warning that there is shortage of space on SD card. Was surprised, started to check. It turned out there is a file in the root, called “stream.wav”, and information is actively being written to it. I’ve listened the content - every event, talks, recording from the microphone for last 2 days. Checked my tablet - the same shit. As I am using CyanogenMod on my tablet, I have found out the reason pretty soon(see screenshot). Spying app is Yandex.Navigator. Now I’ll check logs of my home router, happily I have FreeBSD there, and I log everything, will check where my information went. Block this app or better uninstall it for good!

Yandex commented that it’s a bug.

source

Yes I believe it’s a bug indeed. We weren’t supposed to know that it spies, and it wasn’t supposed to eat such amount of space probably to remain unnoticed. Yandex will fix the bug and it’ll be harder to notice that it’s apps are spying after people. (:

#android #yandex #navigator #screenshot #surveillance #spyware #spy #software #freedom #cyanogenmod #console #research

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Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft
I’m putting more trust in communities than corporations

https://medium.com/backchannel/why-i-m-saying-goodbye-to-apple-google-and-microsoft-78af12071bd

via @{dolphin ; dolphin@spyurk.am}

#apple #google #microsoft #gnu #linux #cyanogenmod #free-software #freedom #software #communities #corporations

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there’s such a cute technology for android, called privacy guard. it’s developed by cyanogenmod team, and is able to limit application behavior at runtime. privacy guard

there are similar technologies for gnu/linux, for example this is how to run skype with apparmor.

what’s interesting, is how different apps behave. viber periodically asks to access the camera. skype doesn’t, it’s proprietary, but it tries to behave decently.

viber asks for camera access

what is also interesting, is that we have a proof that viber reads call log, while at the viber site it is stated that viber requests that permission but does not use.

read call log

inactive permission

#viber #proprietary-software #software #android #privacy-guard #cyanogenmod #skype #apparmor #surveillance #freedom

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explains how to install Sailfish on Nexus 5, for that one needs to make few steps under cyanogen, one of which is

  • Install MultiROM manager on your Nexus 5 by downloading it from PlayStore (see, Playstore can be cool sometimes!)

in case you didn’t know it about playstore. okay. aha.

http://www.jollausers.com/2014/09/how-to-install-sailfish-os-on-nexus-5-the-easy-way/

#jolla #nexus #android #cyanogenmod #linux #gnu #qt #sailfish #install #operating-systems #mobile #freedom

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