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I concur. No one is off limits!
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It all starts from the top and everytime I think of that I get angry.He can get ready and travel for gay issues and would definitely act for LGBT but silent on kkkop murder

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You can't beat Samsung period! Lmao scandisk you're in trouble too.
Samsung Unveils 256 GB UFS memory Card

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Samsung Today unveils its 1st set of UFS memory card. The First Set of UFS memory cards includes the 256, 128, 64 and 32 gigabytes (GB) cards. It is based
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This is beastly stuff! 😍

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+Omar Carrington I'll have to try that.

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G5 supporters wtf yall at now? Don't your failing company.
Damn! Is it that bad over at Lg's mobile division?
For a company that seemed to impress so many with its Optimus G and G2 handsets a few years ago, LG's mobile market plummet is as pronounced as it is precarious. Last year saw an effort that some felt to be half-baked as the G4 was purely plastic despite rival Samsung's switch to something more substantial. Even the leather rear covers that some markets had were often dismissed by critics as a last minute decision that 'must' have been made to co...
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+Omar Carrington They'll never come close to Samsung, none of them. 

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Lmao. Right! Smh at these fucktards. 

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Coward cops at it again. 
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+Darnell Thompson yup and we still killing each other like idiots

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Glen's #privacy and #encryption #app and Service Update, mid-2016

My friends...

I've written and posted a longer document showing steps to take overall for computers and portable devices to help strengthen privacy.  This report is an update report, showing preferred and dangerous applications and services as of mid-year, 2016.  These are just my opinions, your mileage may vary, use at your own risk, for entertainment use only, etc...



These services are anonymous... but they are full of trolls and automated bots that spam every address it can locate or decode.  There is no enforcement against these things, so it's too noisy for normal use.  Moreover, they provide limited to no control over contact sharing, and actively upload your contacts to their servers.


I have these apps on my phone for convenience purposes, either because they bring other benefits or I communicate with others on them.  But they are UNSAFE.  While useful, they are neither private nor secure.  It's sad that there are so many more convenience apps than secure apps; such is our Ostrich mentality.  Use these, just remember that they are, in essence, unprotected and public.

Google GMail - For most of my email
Google Drive - For file storage and sharing
Google Plus - For social media interaction
Google Hangouts - For one-on-one or group text, voice, PSTN and/or video calling.

(None of the Google apps claim to be encrypted or protected at all.  Honesty.  How refreshing.)

Microsoft OneDrive - For file storage and sharing.  There have been claims about Microsoft moving their servers offshore to protect privacy.  However, this project is being quietly slow-rolled.  As of July 2016, there is still NO privacy on OneDrive.

Microsoft Skype - For voice, video and text.  Skype claims to be encrypted.  But it isn't.  More precisely:  It's encrypted only from your endpoint to Skype servers.  On the servers, your communications are decrypted and held in plain form.  There is no public audit of the code, it is believed that Microsoft is storing text messages for later review.  Convenient and widely-used... but not trusted.

Box - Additional File Storage and sharing
DropBox - Additional File Storage and sharing
Flickr - For photo sharing
Instagram - For social-media-style photo sharing
VSCO - For photo editing and sharing

(These services are useful.  Just don't provide them your direct personal information.  As long as you use them more-or-less anonymously, they are useful and fine.)

Glympse - Counterintutively, this is a location-tracking app.  It monitors your location, and sends it to whomever you choose.  You can create a tracker, specify length, duration, and privacy options, and then "share" a live view of your location with anyone you like, including most social networks.  Useful for safety, when you're traveling, to let trusted friends and family know where you are, and find you if needed.  The one "reverse privacy" app I advocate.  It's well-designed, well-implemented, and trustworthy overall.  But, of course, no privacy implied.

Socializer (Android) / Telegram (IOS) - This is an instant messaging/chat app with group chat, audio and video clips, stickers, and everything else you'd expect... with a twist:  You can initiate a "New Secret Chat" with any other contact.  Those chats are strong-encrypted, end-to-end, with disposable keys.  They cannot be intercepted mid-stream by listeners or the app providers.  WARNING:  MOST individual chats and ALL group chats are NOT ENCRYPTED.  Be aware of this when using.  You're not protected unless you ask to be, one on one, per-use.

BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) - Same as Socializer, but to initiate encrypted chats, you must subscribe to their 99 cents/month service.  Other services also require small subscription costs.  Widely used... but I no longer use it, owing to the need to pay for optional encryption.

Twitter using TweetCaster Pro - A twitter app with a small one-time store cost.  For quick access to what's going on around the world, and the ability to broadcast your own updates quickly, Twitter is still the platform of choice for text and photo sharing.  Twitter is another service that struggles to improve privacy.  And you can have multiple Twitter accounts and identities.... strongly recommended even though not secure.  TweetCaster Pro lets you manage multiple identities with ease.

Periscope - Video for Twitter.  Basically lets anyone initiate and conduct a live audio/video broadcast from their phone, from wherever they are, and a global map shows you all the public streams currently being broadcast.  Watchers can interact via text with the broadcasters.  As a broadcaster, you can one-click-block anyone who gets annoying.  When nothing is going on, it's just a bunch of narcisisstic people broadcasting live video selfies.  But when there's news happening in the world, this is the future of where it will be seen first.


PROTONMAIL - It's free.  It's overseas.  It's encrypted end-to-end.  It is web-based, which means your email is not stored on your local devices (which could be grabbed or which could fail) but is stored on ProtonMail's servers.  But here's the cool part - your mail is stored on their servers encrypted.  Because of keypair authentication, they are able to encrypt mail for you, but only you can decrypt it.  So mail comes in, it's encrypted, and stored.  So they can't give it up to anyone else, even if they wanted to.  Only you can decrypt it.  And mail you exchange with other ProtonMail users is fully secure end-to-end.  

And Protonmail has upsell options that let you use your own domain, multiple addresses, get enhanced storage, and support from a human.  It is so totally worth it.  Get this now.

TUTANOTA - Another encrypted email provider.  Open Source review.  Overseas management.  Free and paid versions, and Android apps.  Recommended as an addition to your ProtonMail profile.


Part of being secure is knowing what's going on around the world.  Here are some apps that help with that.

BBC News - News from England
Al Jazeera - News from the Middle-east
CCTV - China TV - includes a live feed news program in the app.
NHK World - Hong Kong TV - live TV only, mostly non-news, but still useful
RT - Russia Today - has news feeds for the US and the world, AND has THREE live channels in the app with a fourth one on the way.  They provide extensive coverage of the US with an eye to "exposing" what the US media won't cover and the US government won't say - and that suits me just fine.
SOMA FM - Free underground internet radio station in SF with 20+ channels of very unqiue music, the app has a small one-time purchase cost.  A good way to just relax.
TUNEIN RADIO PRO - also a small one-time purchase cost, but the largest global index of internet radio streams anywhere, including access to many public safety and government radio system rebroadcasts and global services.  A good way to hear what's happening everywhere.
PODCAST ADDICT - My new favorite podcast manager.  Has fantastic support, interface, library, and privacy policies.  Highly recommended.  I used to use DoggCatcher, but they are device-specific, and don't support OPML transfers... and their library is a mess, and has been for years.  It's aged, and past it's time.  Recommend switching to Podcast Addict for sure.


SPIDEROAK - The client for the SpiderOak encrypted file sharing service.  Requires monthly subscription cost, but files are stored encrypted, and the company has no keys.  Good paid service for secure storage.  2GB Free.  1TB = $12/Month.

ORBOT - Conencts your mobile device to the TOR anonymizing network.
ORWEB - Uses Orbot to let you surf the internet over TOR.
DUCKDUCKGO - A search engine/search client that does not store any source identifying information, or history of any kind, and operates over Orbot TOR.

BURNER - The app is free, but you must purchase credits to use it.  Does not encrypt anything, but lets you set up an instant, on-demand, private throwaway phone numbers anywhere in the country.  You can have as many numbers as you want.  Credits are used to setup a number, which comes with a certain amount of voice minutes, texts, and days, or to extend any of those.  You can get a permanent unlimited number for $5/month.  You can send and receive voice calls and texts through these numbers, and disconnect them instantly ("Burn" them) whenever you like.  Useful to have set up for one-off privacy needs.

WHATSAPP - One of the most popular messaging platforms in the world, Whatsapp is now a top pick for me, for one reason:  End-to-end encryption... on EVERYTHING.  Voice.  Video.  Text.  Individual chats.  Group chats.  Everything.  Automatically.  All the way.  It does not have multi-device support, and only works on devices with a phone number, but the privacy aspect makes it excellent.

WIRE - A new app, just starting out.  Has a very beautiful interface, and end-to-end encryption for everything.  It was written by dissidents from MS/Skype, who believed that end-to-end encryption and privacy was more important that corporate oversight.  I've just started looking at it, but it looks quite promising for the future.

THREEMA - This is what BBM should have been.  It works on all devices, even Wifi-only devices, and is completely private.  It does not bind to a phone number or email address, and you don't provide a single bit of personal data to start.  Threema generates a random ID and Key on your device when you start.  Scannable QR codes let you securely link to other people.  Voice messages are included with a plugin.  And everything is end-to-end open-source encrypted.  Just started looking at this one as well, but, again, the future is bright!

SIGNAL - The emerging standard in mobile voice and SMS encryption - this free app lets you have encrypted voice calls and texts that are end-to-end secure.  It is totally free, easy to set up and use, and should absolutely be on every mobile device in the world.  It binds to the device phone number, so it won't work on Wifi-only devices, but it's free, and open, and encrypted.  Get it NOW.


SILENT PHONE - My absolute top pick ever.  This is an enhanced version of Signal.  It's expensive - $10-$25/month per user.  Operated by Silent Circle in Europe, it is free from government control or influence.  It offers encrypted voice calls and text calls between anyone else in Silent Circle, and it also has a very unique twist:  You can make encrypted calls to, and receive encrypted calls from, anyone, even people who don't have the app.  How it works is:  When you sign up, you can pick any target country from their list of available centers, and you get a phone number in that country.  Users can call you on that number, and calls you make come from that number, from that country.  The portion of the call between your mobile device and that phone number office is encrypted - the portion of the call between that office and the destination is not.  So if I, in the US, for example, was concerned about eavesdropping in the US, I could pick, for example, a phone number in the Czech Republic.  Calls I make to non-Silent-Circle members (or receive from them) would be through that number.  And my part of the call, from my device to Prague, would be entirely encrypted.  The destination part would not, but the key here is that MY part would.  So it's a unique little meet-me-halfway option that adds extra security and usefulness.   The other thing I love about Silent Phone is that it's aggressive:  It keeps itself alive.  It can be installed on any kind of device, even Wifi-only devices, and keeps an active notification reminding you that it's running and alive.  It can also be installed on any NUMBER of devices, and the same account works on all of them simultaneously.  So the risk of missed calls due to OS-enforced sleep or optimization (or carrying the wrong device) is minimized.  I pay for this for myself and my family, and recommend it for you and everyone.  This is the best of the best.

Note:  As of just now, today, Silent Circle's "Warrant Canary" has died.  This was a private signal on their website, used to alert its users surreptitiously that they had been served with one or more warrants for information.  That's fine - all they know are subscriber names and credit card numbers (the latter of which is identifying).  They still can't backdoor or decrypt communications (apart from outcalling, which is open anyway), and still hate corrupt governments (that's why they're in Switzerland!)  Despite the way the media will spin this, we know that corrupt governments like ours attack EVERY encryption provider with their illegal "National Security Letters" and baseless warrants.  This should not and does not damage the reputation of Silent Circle, and should not discourage its use.  EVERY app developer will get hit someday:  Silent Circle has already shown what they can and will do to protect your privacy.  Get this app and service NOW.


We've grown up trusting our governments.  Trusting our corporations.  Trusting other people.  We're now learning that this trust was not only misplaced, but is constantly and actively betrayed.  Governments spy on their own people.  Corporations spy on everyone.  And we live, therefore, in a fishbowl world, where anyone outside can not only look in at, but toss in, anything they like at any time.

Unless we take steps to protect ourselves.  Unless we take action and fight back.

These steps are how we can fight back.

They are not easy.  They are not fun.  And for those of us still conditioned to trust, they won't seem necessary.  But for those of you who feel the need, or understand the need, taking these steps is a must.  These are not the only steps you can take - there are many more:  Virtual machines, virtual identities, prepaid lines, throwaway devices, location blocking, not to mention non-electronic things like stating your opinion, advocacy, action groups, voting, fighting for your rights, disaster preparedness in many forms, and on and on and on.  None of us can do it all.  But we should do what we can.  So these steps are what I consider to be a good "startup guide" for privacy in this digital age, and in the days to come.  Use or ignore, some of it or all of it, at your pleasure.  I won't be offended.

I only share this information to help us all.  While I still can.  I encourage you to forward this and share it with everyone... while you still can.
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#AltonSterling executed by police.
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+Mike Poston shit sad man

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They went stock and it failed.
As Chinese smartphone brands continue to thrive, one particular Taiwanese market veteran struggles for its survival:
Reviewers may like it, and its makers certainly expected a lot from it, but ultimately, the HTC 10 doesn't appear to have what it takes for a sales hit.
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HTC must have their own unique features to make them different from stock Android. They need to put in more efforts in their software design department. Otherwise it is just an nexus alternative.

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HTC. LG. Moto take notes
How well are the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge doing? Pretty damn well. Samsung is selling phones faster than they ever have, and that performance has translated into pure profit.
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