Today smartphones are the number one (self sponsored) surveillance device that governments and corporations use against people or rather users who have those devices, where Google (and Apple) plays a huge role in this.
The smartphone is a huge data leaking device, where coupled now to a brilliant invention called the smartwatch gives those watching new insight into the target, where insurance corporations, banks etc will use this data against the user.
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Another aspect that is (deliberately) not talked about is something called privacy, as opposed to cybersecurity which are two different topics.
Governments and corporations despise privacy on the internet, so much so that you are considered a ‘terrorist’ when using privacy enhancing products such as VPNs, traffic anonymisers like TOR and Orbot, and now an anonymous Google Play store like app called the Aurora store.
With regards to the actions of those in government’s worldwide there’s always a ‘war’ going on, because humans cannot live in peace, and the war that they do not want you to know about is the war on your (internet) privacy.
As an example the relevant corporations do not want you to view their products or use their services via a personal computer or even a smartphone using a web browser let alone a traffic anonymising web browser like TOR browser, so they lie that you must use an app, like we’ve exposed the Rupert Murdoch ‘news’ empire (news.com.au) conning Australians, and internet user as a matter of fact.
Now Rupert Murdoch is at it again, conning Australians (other internet users) that without Google (Play store) you have to result to a ‘complicated process’ to download apps.
Sure Google’s Play store comes preinstalled on OEM phone manufacturer’s (except Huawei, for now) smartphones, but installing another app store is far from complicated.
You can also install F-droid (https://f-droid.org/), a free open source app store, where the apps do NOT contain any trackers or other spyware, as the source code can be reviewed, something corporations do not want you to do, under the false excuse being 'proprietary' software.
The app store in the spotlight as mentioned is the Aurora store, and it is taboo and despised in the Google world.
Because it anonymises you, and you can still obtain all the ‘free’ apps from the Google Play store, meaning you do not have to login to Google to obtain the apps from it.
Google does not know the identity of the person downloading apps from it, which is something that goes against everything that Google stands for and its business model, where download and using the app is far from 'illegal'.
So, let’s see how ‘complicated’ the process really is.
You open the internet browser and type in the address shown in the screen capture below.
Please note that at this point in time the Aurora store may be in maintenance mode, but you still can download the app.
Once you’ve selected that version, then you tap it and download it.
You then use a file explorer or find the app with the search feature and selecting the app will result in the installation process kicking in.
After passing a couple of screens of information, the most important part greets the user, that being the choice of being anonymous or exposing yourself to Google.
Either way one has access to all the ‘free’ apps as seen in the screenshot below:
Now, if you can install the Facebook app and use it’s features (which is something you should not do, if you actually value your privacy), then installing the Aurora store isn’t factually ‘complicated’ and if it truly is, maybe it’s time to put down your smartphone and purchase a ‘dumb’ phone.