I’m forced to write another article about XPrivacyLUA because the developer M66B decided to answer me with even more false information in his own XDA thread. In other words, he claimed my previous article – or parts of it – are wrong. Marcel Bokhorst reacted in order to correct my statements I did in my article. He decided to go the ‘bitch way’ which means instead of leaving a comment on my Blog article or trying to contact me directly he simply wrote it into his thread, as a result I get the consequences which force me to debunk some ‘privacy’ myths and comment on his ridiculous tries to defend a weak module.
The Author of NetGuard and Xprivacy gave us new hope, he announced a comeback on XDA because permissions are still been abused. He made a point because there only a handful of applications which really take care of this, most of such apps requires root access and frameworks like Xposed. That was one of the reason why XPrivacy support was dropped, together with the fact that Google Play Store also won’t allow now the Xposed Frameworks and several needed permissions for this app to work.
M66B explained that XLua could be an answer, the script could parse all the needed requirements and forward it to e.g. another script engine or another framework. However this all is inofficial right now and this is only the first concept.
Love him or hate him, Snowden likely knows a thing or two about securing your data. I will be interested to hear feedback about the Haven app. But first let me share what I got while testing it.
Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy that’s what they want us make to believe. It is an Android application that leverages on-device sensors to provide monitoring and protection of physical spaces. Haven turns any Android phone into a motion, sound, vibration and light detector, watching for unexpected guests and unwanted intruders. We designed Haven for investigative journalists, human rights defenders, and people at risk of forced disappearance to create a new kind of herd immunity. By combining the array of sensors found in any smartphone, with the world’s most secure communications technologies, like Signal and Tor, Haven prevents the worst kind of people from silencing citizens without getting caught in the act.