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technology » privacy-gapping a mobile phone

lucas's avatar
3 months ago
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OK, so here's the (my?) reality:

a. Some social apps are mobile-only (e.g., Instagram).
b. Social apps can be useful.
c. Social apps unacceptably invade one's privacy if installed on an everyday-carry mobile phone.

So here's what I want to know:

How can I privacy-gap a mobile phone to an acceptable extent for Instagram?

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I have a spare iPhone which I could use only for Instagram and Facebook.

I'd want Wifi disabled so that Zuck wouldn't associate me with my home or neighbors.
I'd want Bluetooth disabled so that Zuck wouldn't associate me with my other devices or visitors' devices.

I'd want to use a VPN so that Zuck wouldn't associate me with my IP. Or maybe I could leave cellular enabled if I got a burner SIM.


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Thoughts?
bluet's avatar
3 months ago
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rent an m1 mac in a barn, which can run ios programs (i think), and connect to it over vnc or something similar. enjoy instagram on your thinkpad

https://www.rentyourmac.com/cloud/m1-mac-cloud/
lucas's avatar
3 months ago
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that's a pretty good solution. i tried installing android emulation on my x200s, but it wouldn't work with instagram. i'll look into remote hosting.
nny's avatar
2 months ago
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nny
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My personal cell phone is running a chinesium build of android. I ask chinese Alexa about tianemen square a lot.