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Star Labs StarFighter Linux is a 3.1 pound laptop with a 16 inch 4K display and Intel or AMD processor options

Linux PC maker Star Labs has announced that it’s next laptop will be a powerhouse that also has a few nifty privacy and security features. The upcoming StarFighter laptop has a 16 inch, 4K display, support for up to an Intel Core i9-12900H or AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor, up to 64GB of RAM, and […]

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PGPP is a privacy-first wireless carrier that won’t share your data (because they don’t have it)

Most wireless carriers track your cellphone usage by keeping tying your location and data use to your phone’s unique ISMI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) number. But a new privacy-first wireless carrier is doing things differently. INVISV’s new PGPP (Pretty Good Phone Privacy) not only doesn’t track your data usage… it’s designed to make it difficult […]

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Lilbits: Dark mode comes to Chrome OS, Amazon buys iRobot (maker of Roomba), DuckDuckGo Browser now blocks Microsoft trackers

Google has added support for light and dark themes to Chrome OS. The operating system is a little late to the party, with rival platforms having supported system-wide dark mode for years. But better later than never. In other tech news from around the web, GitLab has walked back a decision to delete older, inactive […]

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Murena One is a privacy-focused Android phone without Google apps and services

The developers of the /e/OS operating system have been offering an Android-based operating system stripped of Google’s proprietary apps and services for five years. For the past few years you’ve even been able to buy phones that come with /e/OS pre-installed, first in Europe, and more recently in North America. But up until recently that […]

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Open source, privacy-focused smartphone coming soon from Android app maker Simple Mobile Tools

Android app maker Simple Mobile Tools has been cranking out a suite of open source apps that live up to the company’s name for years, offering simple apps that offer many of the functions you’d expect from a modern smartphone including calendar, contacts, keyboard, launcher, music player, phone dialer, SMS, and note-taking apps, among other […]

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Lilbits: Google Play Store Data safety labels, Steam Deck software update, and turning an old phone into a gaming phone

Valve has released a software update for the Steam Deck that brings bug fixes, localized keyboard layouts, and a lock screen. The Google Play Store has started rolling out the Data Safety labels for Android apps and games that Google had unveiled last year. If you’ve ever wanted a mobile phone with a rotary dial, […]

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DuckDuckGo releases private web browser for Mac, Windows version coming soon

DuckDuckGo is best known for its privacy-focused search engine that doesn’t track user data. But DuckDuckGo also offers privacy-focused web browsers for Android and iOS as well as extensions for desktop browsers. Now DuckDuckGo has released its first full-fledged desktop web browser. DuckDuckGo for Mac is now available in beta, and the company says a […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s next flagships could have MediaTek inside, Amazon Music Unlimited price hike, and Google Chrome gets a Privacy Guide

Microsoft is inching closer to bringing tabs to File Explorer for Windows 11. After years of shipping flagship phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos processors, Samsung may be looking to use MediaTek chips for its next-gen lineup. Google continues to try to walk the line between providing users with tools to manage their privacy… […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy A13 and A23 launched, try the Steam Deck UI on any PC, run GrapheneOS’ secure apps on any Android phone

Samsung’s Galaxy S series smartphones grab most of the headlines since they’re the company’s flagship-class phone that typically feature the best hardware Samsung can put in your pocket (even if that hardware sometimes doesn’t run as fast as it could). But the company’s best-selling phones are actually in the wallet-friendly Galaxy A series. And now […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Privacy Sandbox for Android, Valve brings more Windows games to Linux, and a triple-screen PC powered by Raspberry Pi computers

Google is announcing a vague plan to provide Android users with more privacy from ad tracking technology… but unlike Apple, which has basically made tracking an opt-in experience on iOS, Google is trying to find a way to offer more privacy without completely gutting the advertising model that accounts for most of the company’s profits. We’ll […]