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Comment DO you want control of your phone? (Score 2) 212

I rooted and ultimately went to a custom rom because I honestly don't trust the things my phone carrier installs and I wanted the ability to block advertisements. Google has gotten much better with giving users the ability to limiting software permissions but could still do more. Older software automatically get permissions enabled for compatibility when they shouldn't.

Comment I'm Old School (Score 1) 261

I've handled this issue in the past for devices I just use for web surfing by not setting a default gateway on the network interface (via dhcp most of the time). Then I use socks proxying over ssh to a jump box on my network with firefox for my web browsing (Firefox is loaded with ABP and Ghostery).

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