How can I trust the project when I can't even visit the official website without being logged by the biggest company of online tracking?
When someone shows me an: open sourced, graphical, log based, spam ip filtering, self hosted, server alternative to GA that I can set up in < 10x the time I will happily switch to it. In the meantime, if I want to know how my website performs I don’t know of privacy-forward competitive options.
If privacy is your core business you make compromises, and you should be prepared to spend some time to set up something like a self hosted piwik instead of using GA.
This should be obvious.
Of course if your site is about your new facebook app, just go ahead and use GA, nobody will bother you about it.
Privacy in abstract is not their core business. A clean, privacy friendly fork of Android is.
In fact, it's not even a business, is a non-profit effort.
I would pick it over Google Analytics for any privacy-focused open-source project even if it doesn't tick every single box in your list.
How can you say "Privacy is important! $E_CORP is tracking you! - btw, here run this script so I can track you"?
It works very much like Google Analytics and is not log based but should otherwise tick all your boxes. Installation is very straightforward but the using the dashboard, reporting etc. has a bit of a learning curve.
Nothing can ever compete with Google if you need statistics for "single middle aged mothers in a major city" simply because few others can profile users at that level but although it looks impressive it's not always correct and can be hard to use correctly. Piwik has great reporting tools and is easy to integrate with other systems.
It's also less likely to be blocked by adblock lists.
Spend some time using uMatrix (much better than NoScript these days). If you're running uMatrix you do not need NoScript.
Some good documentation in regard to uMatrix:
The website could just have been some pages thrown together by someone with a ready made template or a total afterthought...
Their value proposition, good or bad, is on their main focus: an FOSS/clean Android fork.
Not on how privacy friendly their website is...
Simple. Just scroll through the source code.
I have (own is the wrong word) a pixel 2 and used to pay Google ~$400/year for YouTube, domains, gsuite, hangouts dailer...
My next phone will be a librem, though I'm going to wait until my pixel dies. I'll probably also buy a cheap iPhone for apps I can't get on the librem.
Don't get me wrong, I had not realised google was locking the play store and totally agree that it is an issue, but wondering if that could have helped you at the time.
Also, I run lineageOS to be able to update old phones with recent Android version, and tend to get better battery life and faster boot!
1. My bank doesn't give me a contactless card
2. It's much more convenient anyway, I don't have to reach into my wallet.
I also doubt they are completely free of proprietary components beyond this app, and that they managed to get rid of all the proprietary blobs to support the devices they currently support.
In summary, I'm not convinced this brings anything compared with https://lineage.microg.org/ but I'd love to be proven wrong.
but your carrier is also constantly tracking you physical location via triangulation of your cell signal.
in the states, we really need stronger legal protections on how this data is collected, stored, etc.
Out of curiosity, are you using DHCP? If you are then maybe the router you have is just forwarding the DNS setting it was given, and that is Google's DNS server.
I am now wondering why yours are different.
My thought is, if I was Google, why would I embed any tracking in AOSP? It's right in the source code for people to see and remove (not to mention the PR headache it would cause if offending code was found). It's far easier to embed in Googly Play Services, where its far harder to find, nearly impossible to remove, and any phone that wants to use Google services has to use.
"We've implemented several /e/ online services, with a single /e/ user identity (email@example.com). This infrastructure will be offered as docker images for self hosting: drive, email, calendar... to those who prefer self-hosting."
This reminds me CyanogenMod which after they shutdown and shutdown their services, the phone became unuseable, I assume because they kept trying to sync to dead services.
As long as it's open source it should be fine however.
Wifi, cell, gfx, camera, video enc/dec drivers in any android device are just binary bundles and neither in the kernel or in the AOSP.
Edit: I should add some context since their site doesn't have much. Per their faq (https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/wiki/en/wikis/faq), it's a fork of lineage without any clearly stated benefits other than bundling of microg, which is arguably a worse stance to take for privacy (their goal) than lineage since microg implements a subset of google play services, is not exactly legal in its use of google apis, and opens up other security issues.
AOSP is a respectable open-source project, yes? If patches were submitted to make google tracking optional and improve privacy for privacy minded folks, would they not accept those patches?
So where can I buy it?
Granted, not how most people would search.
They had to get rid of the trademark Eelo.
Kinda clever if you ask me.