When Purism speaks about our privacy rights, the Librem 5 is always the tool to regain our rights as strictly a defensive measure. Has anyone here considered that the Librem 5 could also be used to do more than just play defensively? Consider the following: 1.) The open source community might create a web browser for your phone that fights back. Every web page that you visits sees you as a different person, but never as yourself unless you click on a “Show Cookies Honestly” button while on their website. As fake profiles are randomly generated in the background and distributed to snoopers, you browse the web anonymously. Every website never asks you to accept cookies. It just accepts them. But it quaranteens them and uploads them to a shared repository. Your random profile generator that runs in the background downloads cookies from this same repository to build many different false profiles for you to show to anyone who tracks you. The idea is to poison the metadata to negate the value of targeted advertising. 2.) An app is developed that does the following: you input the make, model, and IMEI number of the phone that you want your cell phone provider to see you as. They never see your Librem 5 on their network. All they see is your old Android/Samsung phone on their network, long after you’ve quit using it. 3.) Robocallers are not just blocked, they hear what sounds like a real person answer the phone. “Hold on, I’ll be right back” the voice says. A few minutes later the voice returns “I am really sorry for the delay, please wait because I won’t be long now”. Eventually the person returns “I am really sorry. The man on my other line is so nice and after my purchase from him clears, I’ll get right back to you. Don’t go anywhere”. Meanwhile, your phone never rings. 4.) Purism could create an unbreakable authentication protocol. Anyone who wants to text you or make your phone ring has to sign-up and install the authentication app. Signing-up and calling a protected phone is free. But having your phone authenticate incoming calls causes a few dollars per month.
Does anyone else here have any ideas about new apps that would not only free your phone, they fight back?