If you've got the nutshell I've got the nut - Perfectly capable compute devices that you don't own unless you try, hard. And by trying I mean that you have the ability, desire and tech savvy required to both own your bootloader and what it's loading.
Walled app gardens are yin and yang but ultimately the owner of a device must be in charge - no carrier, no google, no apple. These are too powerful, along with the information potentially in them, to entrust to others with what we trust is our own, data and device.
The "mobile" world, while not completely beyond repair, is not on the right path and needs correction.
.. oh and United just sucks all around so perhaps you should just choose another provider. Really.
Yeah ya fuckwad idiot, services. Those things "producers" actually need and will forever continuously strive to own, manipulate and destroy because "wah" they're playing our "things". You're a massive disgusting cunt of an insult to creators past, present and future. Just another controlling entitled idiot bootlicker that can't even bite its own dick.
Jesus, you really are a fucking idiot, aren't you?
We, humans, our capabilities, passions, thoughts and things do not, actually, exist at the behest of law enforcement.
The simple reasoning that "once we could, now we can't" is a mind-fuck fabrication of an unenforceable, non-existent reality.
We are permitted simply by the mere fact that we exist and can access thoughts, ideas and ingenuity to build any sort of protective barrier for our things that we could possibly devise. Anything, mate, anything.
Oh, you mean just like the "music industry" failing to actually pay their artists what their art is worth? The second largest group of hypocritical fucks on the planet steals from everyone always and blames infringement for their starving artists. gfy
I get the lawful order angle, warrants, wishes, blah blah to enable listening however for prior "exceptions" they are not a choice most of us could route-around and the nature of those orders basically applied to "clear" mediums and purpose-built "central" infrastructures.
The right to communicate in private is really, essentially, a natural human right (yes, it is).
What they're asking to subvert is not cool or lawful (imho) and the mere existence of encrypted communications means people are actively attempting to communicate in private and assert this (natural) right.
Encryption means "you" get to choose what's private and what's not - lawmen be damned along with the next guy.
In short you don't get to make a new reality and math is already real.
If facebook is forced to fold then who suffers? MS-13 or every other non-criminal motherfucker on the planet?
They, Shi[p|t]ard, actually do sell beer in this neck of the woods. I partook, occasionally, in the past, but it's an easy pass and so I shall continue to pass and forevermore.
Fuck Google Android.
With a modicum of effort most crap can be ripped and replaced but you need the power over your own device. With a lot of effort you can rip Google apps all the way out, again, from your own device. Without super user controls you get mediocre garbage, at best.
"Masking" an app as your default is not integrated with the handset for most of the default apps.
While you can definitely tweak your way around to happiness on your handset owning your handset, and all the powers therein, is a different matter altogether.
Fuck Google Android, Play, Search, Chrome and whatever fuckall else they're hard-lined in to.
Android and IOS are not really very good platforms, really. We have flagships that can push a grand to get onto and, oh boy, Android.
Owning and using both I could give two shits what Google has to pay because it's pretty clear to me that it's not a healthy market. These phones actually pretty much suck, all around, but not for their hardware or build quality but because we've allowed the tables to be flipped on compute ownership.
Moderation? What the..?? This ain't CNN or whatever. Nobody is going to save you from yourself here. You're going to have to put on your big boy pants. Moderation is feedback and feedback is moderation. The community provides feedback and by the looks of it you've been moderately moderated. You're ... welcome?
What? Mr. Plastic Passion and the one rubbing one out to the lyrics of the Cockatoo Twins? The indomitable authoritarian furry fury twins? The feedback feeders, wit without charm, words without reasons? I don't hear anything... the sound must be censored.
Now if we can get some mandates for XYZ to protect and THEN conquer we might get closer to a more sincere and sane society and you know, do actual patriot shit. .. .chya.
Hardline caps, like the state of the ISP market as a whole, are complete and utter bullshit captured market fuckery.
Their primary design and purpose is to continue to suck money out of consumers for a puffed up sense of purpose masquerading as service.
There are no more "good cops".
There are only good people forced underground because their police state overlords would relieve them of their duties for any actions deemed reasonable or considerate or hell even cognizant of the human condition.
Fuck the police. Seriously. Fuck their leaders, their leaders and their leaders..