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This is a new low, Gogole 😓 ALL f-droid apps get this message now….


@setto you weren't kidding about that

Screenshot of Play Protect "This app can be harmful" message with Simple Gallery Pro f-droid page open in background

@jeder Seems not to apply to apps that aren’t requiring network connection, but still anoying as hell.

@setto this one I think doesn't need network connection

@setto FOSS is harmful

...to the proprietary megacorporations and the Anti-FOSS movement
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@setto oh so that's why I got one for Camera Roll today

@setto so you whether make your app proprietary or you're harmful. Good to know.

@setto ***EU FINING INTENSIFIES***

@arh Not exactly proprietary...
But release it on a proprietary platform or you're harmful.

You can release open-source apps on Google Play just fine but well... you'll be releasing it on Google Play...

@setto
>play protect
My brother uses aurora store to avoid the play store software
https://f-droid.org/fr/packages/com.aurora.store
Deactivate as much of possible google content your experience will be enhanced when you find the good combination.

@setto you can deactivate play protect though! :o

@setto it’s less fDroid related and more “any out of play store app”.

there are many side loaded mal ware app

@kura I don't know about that.
I can install *literal malware* downloaded as APK file from an email just fine and Play Protect doesn't start bitching :^)

@finlaydag33k

depends what android version and play store services version you have

@setto This would be fair if all apps installed from the play store also had the same warning. Google has shown that they cannot protect you from harmful software either.

@kura Doesn't seem to matter too much.
Multiple phones allow me to (running Android 11, Android 10, Android 9 and Android 8).

@setto Just turn it of, Play Protect is worthless trash anyway.

@fluff @setto and get a popup to please enable it next time you install an APK

@critical @setto free software is harmful for corporations. They love open source. That's why free software is important

@setto
I recommend this app for installing (other) apps https://f-droid.org/packages/io.github.muntashirakon.AppManager

@setto play protect was never any good anyway

@setto Why are you using Google Play? 🤔

@setto I am slowly moving away from the Play Store and towards Aurora.

@mangeurdenuage

do you audit the code of application you install over Aurora? did you audit Aurora?

@setto

@hicks @setto
I don't use it.
>do you audit the code of application you install over Aurora?
The software installed from aurora are the same from the playstore.
Aurora is only their to replace the google software.

>did you audit Aurora?
I did nothing, my brother found the software and saw that it was under GPLv3 after testing he realized that it was a lot more practical than the google play store.

@mangeurdenuage

I don't judge you. it's kind of a reminder for everyone pretending to fix the problem with such alternative, like F-Droid or Aurora.

AOSP is too big to beat and the XDA or F-Droid communities do not have the rigor and professionalism to maintain such critical piece of software.

FOSS on smartphone is a dead end.

Use an iPhone or a dumb phone.

@setto

@hicks @setto
>I don't judge you.
I know.

>it's kind of a reminder for everyone pretending to fix the problem with such alternative,
I'm already aware and my brother too, he's just mitigating the issue as much as he can.

>Use an iPhone
AbsolutelyProprietary

>or a dumb phone.
New simcards in france can't work on old phones.
Burner phones require you to register with your passport or ID for it to work.

>is a dead end.
Mobile is dead.

@setto not on GrapheneOS

@mangeurdenuage

> Burner phones require you to register with your passport or ID for it to work.

WTF?! :/

OK, just have to study AOSP or Replicant. ;)
I'm not sure the Pinephone works for phone call otherwise it would have been a nice choice.

@setto

@hicks @setto
>WTF?! :/
Since the Bataclan attacks our cuck president and sinisters decided that burner phones were mostly used by bad people so it needed more easy traceability.
https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/france/burner-phone-in-paris#1402531

I noticed that when I participated in the yellow vest protests.

>just have to study AOSP or Replicant
I was a user of replicant until the new sim cards wouldn't work in older phones.
I had a i9100 and still have it.

>it would have been a nice choice.
I haven't followed anything in cellphone tech, I don't use it much.

I guess this was the final push i needed to flash some lineage or /e/os