The new "lockdown mode" on the Purism phones really bugs me.
Tried to avoid saying anything, because heck, I'm not doing it. But this is exactly the problems you start having when you don't have application confinement and lifecycle considerations built into your core.
Purism isn't building a phone, they're building a 5" portable laptop with an on-screen keyboard.
Perhaps some people want that, but I definitely don't. I expect many customers won't be impressed also.
@ted why is that not a phone (all smart phones these days are basically computers that can make a phone call)
This lockdown mode while a bit radical does make it so you can again “trust” your phone to not do something when you do not want it to do.
Purism is itself targeting a niche market with there machines that can not boot windows at all.
Similarly they try to target this market with the phone. (I just wish they were not subject to the patriot act, so I could get 1)
@sysosmaster i'm not even an infosec guy, i just miss the days when i can unplug or switch off something without either data loss or the os telling me after ten seconds of trying that "i'm afraid i can't do that dave" because some badly designed or glitching program can't figure out how to announce it's no longer using it or whatever...
@carcinopithecus do you use Microsoft products by any chance? I have not had this problem for many years while using gnu/Linux. (Just curious)
And being in the @infosec.exchange kinda gives away I’m active in infosec 😉.
@sysosmaster just at work nowadays...
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