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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

How to stop google tracking on your phone and be more anonymous

How to make your phone more anonymous



This guide will deal only with Android based apps and operating systems. If you have an Apple product then you are on your own...along with Apple and China.
Why is kicking out big tech an issue if you have nothing to hide? Glenn Greenwald had an interesting take on it in a TED talk.
I always say the same thing to them. I write down my email address and I say, ‘Email me the passwords to all of your email accounts. I want to read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you’re not a bad person, you should have nothing to hide.
Then we have the head of Google Schmidt saying stuff like,
If you are doing something that you dont want people to know then maybe you shouldnt be doing it in the first place.”
THE HEAD OF GOOGLE… Schmidt RESTRICTS his employees from talking to press, but tells you to not worry about what his company knows about YOU. The most recent Google whistle blower(Vorhies) confirms the type of stuff “conspiracy nuts” have been warning about for years.
Zuckerberg bought his house and all four adjacent houses for PRIVACY. Have you read the Facebook TOS lately? FacebookMessenger censors your PRIVATE messages and has been doingit for years.
Why else?
Apple and Google have sold out to China. China is using a “social credit score” to restrict the Chinese from traveling and using the basic monetary system. Facebook is establishing its own Supreme Court for content AND its own crypto-currency. They are setting up their globalist technocracy right under our noses.

Operating system:
There are two secure options available. Copperhead and Lineage. Lineage is by far the most widely used system because it works on the majority of phones. Copperhead is primarily for Nexus and Pixels and more of a corporate option. Lineage appears to have the most vibrant community which is good because there is tons of support. The Pixel 3a(<--You would need this specific model) is currently the best option to use Lineage on.  Not because it is the newest, but because it has a better track record than the other Pixels, an amazing camera and it is priced right.  The best way to get G-free apps is to side load the F-droid app store(super easy).  



Apps:
What apps can you use that to replace Google services? I will make a list of things that I have found to be useful, and you can use the “Ctrl+F” search of the page or “find on page” option on mobile to replace your particular app. Some of the apps can be obtained on the Google app store, but I highly recommend getting them from the F-droid store, but if you want try them out then get them on the G app store.

Chrome/ Browser – Brave (Tor Browser for increased online anonymity, much slower)
Podcasts – AntennaPod
Messenger – Signal (works on Iphone too)
YouTube – NewPipe(F Droid) or LBRY
Gmail – ProtonMail (works on Iphone too)
RSS Reader(news) – Feeder(F Droid)
Google Keep(notes) Notepad(F Droid)
Media(audio/Video) Player - VLC 
Google Maps – OSMand(This one will be rough. You will need to know the actual address and lose features like near me or searching by business names(lookup addresses on web. Ever wonder why websites have store locators still?), but actual navigation is really good. Small price?)
Orbot is a app to use that can send the apps traffic(you might like but cant find an alternative) thru the Tot network and act as a VPN for your data.



Level 1:
Are you ready to become a google ghost? It might seem like a lot of info and stuff to think about. Just remember, the longest journeys starts with a single step, or three in this case. So lets start with a browser that kicks google, ads and invasive cookies out.
Brave – Has a simple import function and can even be synced with a desktop build(dont forget to get the desktop version) like Chrome, but that kinda defeats the point, right? Here is the key. Make sure to change the search engine to “DuckDuckGo” instead of Google. Google has been caught manipulating search results aside from paid results but in general to change subconscious perception of ideas they dont agree with and the most damaging being voting.

Then lets switch over to a messenger app that doesnt leave a copy on the google server and uses end to end encryption(assuming the receiver has the app as well, SPREAD THE WORD!).
Signal - When you switch over to Signal as default messenger then it will delete all the texts on your previous default messenger. Make sure there arent any old messages you need(screencap any needed) then make it default. Make sure to get your friends to switch because it can only end to end encrypt if they are using signal as well! SPREAD THE WORD! Share this article. I wrote this because there isnt a good comprehensive start point for this type of move.

Over time slowly migrate your emails that come in to the new email that doesnt read your contents and keeps the traffic encrypted.
ProtonMail – Google can find out tons about you by monitoring your online purchases and basic metadata. Also, with this make sure to delete any old unused accounts especially ones you have made purchases with(Have a Redbox account out there?). Security breaches are becoming more and more frequent. It is a good time to cut those loose ends.

Those three steps are simple and painless(well except the email). Try them! “People who dont move wont notice their chains.” -Unknown

If you find this info interesting and would like to learn about ISMI Catchersand cell tower spoofing. Signal and Orbot utilize encryption that can prevent the data ISMIs intercept from being decrypted. The switch has a two fold affect. 


What is the next step? Are you ready for Level 2?

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What is an ISMI Catcher(Stingray)


What is an ISMI Catcher, and how can it affect me?

What is an ISMI Catcher?
An ISMI Catcher is International Mobile Subscriber Identity-catcher most commonly referred to as the model name of “Stingray”. Here is a leaked user manual.

Well what is am ISMI?
An ISMI is a number that can be used to identify you. The ISMI Catcher can also be used to find your phones IMEI which tells the ISMI Catcher exactly what phone you are using and what kind of chipsets it has which lets them know what vulnerabilities your phone is susceptible to.
This doesnt happen around me…right? According to the ACLU its all over the US and down to the LOCAL POLICE LEVEL and of course your alphabet agencies who of course claim they dont need a warrant if you are in public.
Ya, but they wouldnt use it on ME...right? There is the big privacy rights issue regarding this. They cant target individuals with this technology. If they use it in an area that they deem necessary they collect on EVERYBODY. Say you go to a gathering and a domestic terror group like BLM is there. The fuzz flips one of these on and your traffic is compromised too. All traffic within the range of the device(usually in a large SUV) is collected and sorted through.

Other uses include but are not limited to:
- Driving around looking for a specific ISMI to serve a warrant(they are using them with AIRPLANES).
- Scanning at protests to ID participants
- Looking for stolen mobiles
- Confirming a targets location prior to “direct action”
- Location tracking within 20 meters.

ISMI Catchers have two basic modes.
Passive Mode: is the most common and the hardest to detect. Basically, it turns all your phone traffic into a radio station they can tune into. What you are saying on voice, what you are texting or what you are looking at on the internet(this is where my simple increased encryption layers article is useful). THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!

Active Mode: is a bit more difficult and can take control of your phone. Taking control of a phone usually requires an entry point. So you might get a weird text with a link in it and when you click it nothing will happen or you go check the info it says and it is inaccurate that would be the entry point. Law enforcement(even at the fed level) is unlikely to do this. Active mode is more of a criminal act or CIA/NSA level of involvement.

How do you know if your phone is affected?
Here are a few simple tests that MIGHT mean your are being snooped.

-Phone warms up when not in use(Could also be updates. Dont freak out.)
-Battery drains faster than normal
-Degraded data – CURRENTLY, It is almost impossible for hackers to pull data out of your phone in LTE aside from get your IMSI and gps coordinates(tracking).
-Degraded voice
-No 911 service
-If you send a text the receiver gets it from a number(4 digits or so) other than yours(good way to test)

From my research in going thru hours of black hat hackers talking about how to hack with these devices, it appears that 4G needs to be downgraded in order to get into. One thing to look for is loss of 4G when it really shouldnt be gone and it doesnt come back regardless of moving location. The attack sends a signal to your phone which tells it that there is an issue with the network and only 2G is available. When this happens your phone will not go back into 4G with out a restart. When was the last time you restarted your phone? Another issue with the ISMI Catchers is they read the data because it isnt encrypted. Using end to end encryption apps for things like calls and texts and general phone traffic is pretty simple. It also ties into stopping Google from spying on your phone(<--article HIGHLY recommended) and becoming a google ghost. The transition is seamless.

You can also get apps to help you detect these devices, but their effectiveness is debatable because the technology is constantly evolving and require
s you to pay attention and take action. But the apps could be useful in certain large cities where they might get used frequently(DC, Chicago, Boston, NYC, ect… Check out the links to take the red pill). I would like someone at a Portland(pretty sure they use them there) style rally to test the software to see how effective it is.

Apps:
AISMICD – (only available thru side loading) Not Recommended.
SnoopSnitch – on Gplay but limited without root and Qualcomm chipset. If you dont know what those are dont bother downloading. Not recommended.
CellSpy Catcher – Seems to be the easiest, Try this one.

How the app works is you would need to detect anomalies in towers. After some time you would need to compare the data against known data and the app would be able to recognize anomalies in cell towers strength based on location(they can mimic towers) and new unknown towers that might pop up on a regular root.

Ok, but only the good guys have these cuz they are illegal...right?
LOL, really? Anyone with a little bit of cash and know how from spoofing rings to foreign spies and you can even make one at home or really build one.

How could I get around it?
A Faraday cage blocks electromagnetic signals aside from light. It is kind of like a shield on a space ship common in scifi movies. The enemy fires a colorful ball at the ship and the ball hits the shield and is dispersed around the ship. Aside from the excessive camera shaking that is generally how it works. The only real difference is that the shield works both ways. Nothing goes in and nothing comes out. No return fire. So this is best when you are sleeping or traveling to a location incognito.
Home Faraday cage options:





DIY fabric if you want to build a portable option.

Ignorance is bliss, huh? You dont realize what is happening around you until you start seeing it. It is kind of like in a movie when a character does odd things then information is revealed later that explains their odd behavior. Are you ready to do something about it? Take a step toward breakingfree from these basic rights violations by the government and thetech industry.


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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Where to buy The Simply Co products



I like other Americans was curious who Greta Thunberg(you know, like everything else the kids today are into a "90s remake" of Severn Suzuki) was and why this foreign child was given an audience with our government representatives. After learning how disturbed young Greta was from being indoctrinated by climate change doomsday propaganda, I came across a TED talk by Lauren Singer. As soon as she held up a mason jar and said that it was three years of trash, my BS detector went off. She continued on about how she DIYed her products to reduce waste and in general reduced her consumption of things by reducing what she had and buying secondhand. She continued on about starting a company called The Simply Co. as a way to reduce plastic waste. Think about it. You are going to start a company with a philosophy of buying less. It just didnt make sense. So I began to look into it.

The Simply Co. was started by Lauren Singer a self described “eco warrior” or as I call them “eco terrorsts” similar to the Dayton, El Paso, Christchurch and Galic Fest shooters. It started out as a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $10,000 on 10/29/2014. It appears to have made its original goal of $10,000 in 48 hours. The goal was changed to $40,000 and the campaign ended up gathering a total of $41,719 from 820 backers by 11/28/2019. It began shipping items in 06/15/2015.(S)

Many people complained to not have received their items as of sometime in 2016. Others complained they were receiving items "almost 2 years" after the campaign completed. While others complained that they ended up spending "$172 for a t-shirt...and a cotton tote." in addition to original price of the detergent. By 2016 a few people were still complaining of not receiving their products or refunds. No further Kickstarter posts were visible beyond 2016. Instagram has a post of a person trying to order on 08/19/2017 and a reply saying they were out of stock. Instagram also has multiple unanswered posts looking for purchasing options in 2019 with no responses.(S)

The worst part was the detergent only had THREE ingredients. BakingSoda, Washing Soda and Castile Soap(and Lavender if scented) Click the links you can see prices for probably a years worth of product if you mixed yourself because you only use a tablespoon per load. So for a one month supply at $25 PLUS SHIPPING you can have $5 worth of product! People are SOOOOOOOooooo gullible. She raised $10k in 48 hours! With $40 you could make around 8lbs or more of powdered ALL NATURAL detergent. The craziest part is this combination isnt even that good and will make your whites dingy. There is a better DIY version here if you want something that has been refined.

The Simply Co Twitter was started in May 2014. It made a final post on 02/13/2017 with a total of 2.6k followers.(S)
The Simply Co's last Facebook post was 01/08/2018 with 30.1k likes.(S) The Facebook page’s pinned post claims that Package Free Shop sells The Simply Co items “in bulk”. A quick search of the site does not yield any items with The Simply Co brand. A search only returns “Natural Wool Dryer Balls”.
The Simply Co YouTube was started in May 2014. it made its last post on 05/02/2016. The account has 813 subscribers with 2 videos and 19.3k views.(S)
The Simply Co Instagram has 49k followers and 603 posts with a final post on 01/19/2018.
TheSimplyCo.com website redirects to BeddingandBeyond.com which appears to be an unrelated Amazon affiliate link site that directs to multiple organic detergents and random bed options. The smart move would have been to redirect traffic from TheSimplyCo to her new endeavor PackageFreeShop.

The Simply Co appears to be completely dead 2 years after its creation despite a full media blitz. Singer appeared on every major news show, a 13 minute Ted Talk in 2015(where she claims to put 3 years of waste into a 16 oz mason jar.) and the usual sites when it comes to promoting “green living”. The entire media campaign was very “feelsy” and seemed like it lacked substance and was all marketing. It all reminds me of when I compared the AquagearPitcher to the Propur pitcher. Aquagear has a very “feelsy” marketing campaign and filters were $10 more than the Propur. Today there are no products and no website for The Simply Co aside from a neglected social media presence and a mere mention as Lauren being the founder of the “company” on her blog, Wikipedia and LinkedIn.

Lauren Singer currently is a blogger at “trashisfortossers” which appears to just be a way to drive traffic to PackageFreeShop her latest company that also has a location in Brooklyn, New York. She is one of those Instagram/Pintrest people that makes hippie type things(Van dwelling, odd ways of recycling, ect) look glamorous. Her PFS social media presence has much more traffic with about ~4-5m views of a bunch of 1-2 minute videos.

Once again the idea behind the store is a poor business model. It is all about minimalism and not buying stuff. Having a store front is probably the worst part of the business model. PFS was started in 2017 along with some zero waste fashion designer(HYPOCRISY! Fashion runs on a seasonal rotation), and just as before, she made the appearances on all the MSM shows. The biggest issue is this is not the era of the storefront it is the era of the webfront. Even PFS lacks wide distribution to make it last. There is ZERO presence of their products(because they really dont have anything they just sell other peoples crap and rebrand Chinese items) on Amazon, BUT there are similar products and more variety available on Amazon. I would imagine the most popular items on FPS are below and here is how much you can save on Amazon.

Item – Savings:
BambooToothbrush(similar item) - $3 per brush with a 4.5* rating
MeowMeowTweetdeodorant - $0 same Price
Soap - $2 from manufacturer(which is odd MSRP usually has a built in profit for resellers)
And tons of overpriced wood products. ($6 door stop…)
Dental Lace floss was $2 cheaper on PFS.
It is kind of funny because you are supposed to be able to save 15% by reducing the packaging cost, but at this store you typically spend more.
You know what the kicker is?  PFS DOESNT sell any detergent. Amazon does.  Try Charlies.

The basic answer is there is no more The Simply Co, but for low priced more environmentally friendly products Amazon is there. 

The idea of zero waste is kind of lost in having a traditional storefront. Bea Johnson was mentioned by Singer in her Ted talk. A year later Bea Johnson mentions the people she has inspired from her book one of which has a small zero waste shop. Johnson does not mention Singer. I wonder if there is drama there?


It was an interesting journey. Hope you liked it.  



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Monday, September 2, 2019

The Mandalorian and Boba Fett gear and cosplay and behind the scenes sneak peek!



Ever since 2003 and the release of Knights of the Old Republic(KOTOR) video game and learning the basic history of the Mandilorians, I was convinced that telling that story would make a great trilogy(back then video companies werent making high quality shows and the Star Wars universe wasnt being explored like it is today)The Mandalorian(2019) looks to be an interesting show and "Boba Fett"(2021) should be a neat movie.  Check out the trailer.




The Mandalorian is already getting amazing reviews because it has ACTION! The best part of the Star Wars movie series was the Clone Wars. Then they made a animated series(or 2) about that period of time.  They were pretty good, but they were animated and limited due to their target audience.  This will hopefully be a deep movie. Maybe this is the person who gives Boba Fett his identity as a lead up to the Boba Fett movie?


The Mandalorian behind the scenes shots are pretty interesting as well.  Where will the story take us?





Boba Fett is everyone's favorite bounty hunter.  He was so cool they cloned him and made an army to rule the galaxy! The movie could be amazing if they keep out the SJW stuff they scattered in "Solo".  The most iconic part of Boba Fett is his helmet. His helmet is by far the coolest in the movie series and the close second is the clones. For all those Boba Fett cosplayers and collectors there is a new item Star Wars is releasing.

Meet the Boba Fett Black series (aka neatest helmet ever).


Hit the link to see more angles.  This is the first Boba Fett helm to show extensive battle damage and look real on the inside!  It is much more detailed and set in the Empire Strikes Back time period.



He appears to be wearing grey tactical pants and Shirt.  Or you could go with a flight suit if you want a closer color match. I like the pants and shirt option better.
The body armor isnt available any where and if it is it looks super cheap.  You will need to DIY it to get a decent product. Using foam to make his armor will probably yield the best results. Check out this vid series


Foam for build

These items should give you a nice starting point whether you are collector or a roleplay/cosplayer.  Here are some other neat Mandalorian helmets from:
 a long time ago 
and 
a galaxy 
far 
far 
away...








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