Can a computer be a phone?
I don't want to carry a phone since they're devices which violate my freedoms. Is it possible to totally abandon cell phones and use my laptop?
I carry my backpack with laptop in it everywhere I go, so couldn't I just use earbuds and answer that way?
>pic actually related, considering backpack for my short commute
I find it really funny when people express both paranoid skepticism and overwhelming ignorance of a given subject in the same post. You'd think these cretins would figure that they're not really in a position to be suspicious beyond dumb paranoia, but nope.
Google voice solves these problems.
But not the freedoms.
Except if you did it on a secure OS and never associated anything else with that account, got a netbook or something, and lived somewhere with tons of WiFi, doing all ur calls/texts over a VPN.
what is push to talk?
also there is software that can do encrypted voice/phone communications
tbh I dont know very much about this topic, but I'm sure you can find out more by reading that wiki.
If he wanted VOIP, what would the point of this thread be? I mean, everyone and their mother knows about skype and its alternatives. That and the original point mentioned cell phones, which are used primairly to, you know, call people
I know this action figure. Judging by the penis, I recognize it as OP.
The answer here is the same as always: OP is a faggot
What you're asking for is to have a mechanism for voice calls and SMS that respects your privacy, and this does not exist. Even using a SIP account, which you will have to pay for as all of the free SIP services require even MORE identifying data than the pay services, you'll still not immune to being tracked. And for this to be even remotely viable, you'd need to be in range of reliable, high speed data connections otherwise it'll be like having a cell phone in the early 90s (not bag phones or Zack Morris bricks, those things will get service in the middle of the fucking Sahara) where >75% of the time your calls will go to Voicemail, and many SIP services don't give you SMS.
So, now you've signed up with a SIP provider, found a third part that will let you connect with your laptop, and you're in range of a wireless network... Guess what? Your MAC address is all over the router logs, so anything you do that's traced back to the routers WAN IP means that anyone with access to the router can check which LAN IP that traffic came from, which MAC address that LAN IP was assigned to, and you've been well and thoroughly tracked unless you're spoofing your MAC address with every single connection. If you aren't, a person determined enough can easily track your whereabouts by war driving in an area they suspect you're in, collect a list of open networks, gain admin access to those access points, and scrub the logs for your MAC, which will paint them a picture of exactly where you were, when and for how long
tl;dr even the most careful person leaves a digital footprint, and we're all able to be tracked by someone with the resources and determination.
This thread has no point. If u can Comm off it, someone can track u.
Why is it that we can't just install /g/ approved, freedoms respecting OS to a phone yet? Modern smartphones are computers with a few additional modules that make them able to utilize SIM cards and make and receive calls/texts.
How come no one has built the phone capability to some Linux/BSD OS that would let you use your smartphone just like a computer yet would still retain the ability to use it as a phone.
Obviously phones can be tracked but if you're that paranoid then not getting a phone at all is the solution. That said I'd still much prefer to only be tracked by my operator instead of my operator and Google+whoever made my phone / Apple.
Because your typical smartphone still runs proprietary botnet firmware on its rafio chip and manu other, rendering your free OS useless, unless it's built to be free like >>46924824
And replicant effectively makes your smartphone into a dumbphone since in most cases 3d rendering, wifi and a shitload of other features don't work because modules have no free drivers
Can someone actually use your tracking info to slander you? Like your employer saying "he's not eligable for that promotion because he made all these racist comments on 4chan last year when he thought he was posting anonymously." I'm talking about shit they would never have been able to trace back to you without the tracking data.
Or do google & friends have to keep that info under lock and key, hidden from everyone a million robot computers and the NSA (when they ask)?
I dont know, I never used push to talk. I remember hearing that it was supposedly very hard to track, though, and it one of the few technologies to be able communicate across the globe with 100% privacy
This was the service as provided by Nextel, way back before they were bought by sprint, IIRC