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I am not involved in the Julia development, and I wouldn't describe myself as "FOSS people".
If the system required you to enter the FDE-password whenever you open up the screen then how would background-processes, like e.g. SMS-receiving, chat and such stuff work? They'd only be able to access the disk when you have the display open and that'd obviously make the whole thing unuseable as a smartphone in the first place.
I get your point, but I disagree on the part where you write that background operations need the disk or else they can't possibly work at all. Current smartphones are not designed to work without accessing the disk, that's true, but in theory 1GB of RAM is plenty for processes like polling a chat server or SMS to run entirely in it.
MAybe HDD manufacturers should ship a hash in print along with their drives which can be then tallied with the one on the website
.. they cant hack every hard disk shrinkwrap can they ?
At this point, they could simply ship their public key in print and sign all present and future versions.
Adblock, Flashblock, uBlock, Ghostery all pick up slightly different items to block which combined do a pretty good job of breaking things like Facebook
Breaking Facebook is a feature, not a bug, right?