3 votes jaxmax — 3 votes, 2 comments
I give this an upvote grudgingly because it is a useful article, but quite depressing. Why can't freedom-respecting computers also be secure?
Linux (as it is shipped with most distributions) is not secure either, or *not as secure as it could be* unless manually configured and hardened with extra modules. Convenience, I guess. What I take from the article is a similar situation, I think. Android gives you a *restricted* customized, modified Linux and all the environment around it. As a user your only freedom is to install apps, use apps, uninstall apps. It's restricted by default. On the hardware side and maybe firmware as well: nothing we can do.