Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

November 22, 2011

PDroid, adds awesome spoofing POWER to android privacy permissions management

edit 2014:  still good XPrivacy Pro [license supports crowdsourced knowledge], but also evolving quickly from the developer of PDroid 2.0 (not svyat) is DonkeyGuard (CollegeDev | github).  DO absolutely combine  AFwall+ firewall  [in whitelist mode] with LightningWall, and UnbelovedHosts, AND BootManager.  To that end do also donate to defim for the combo license: DefimDonator  [$14 is well worth it] — important: make a note of the name in which you want the license issued. LightningWall does not appear to have a whitelist mode starting from everything blocked, but can function independent of your iptables manager (AFwall+).


DonkeyGuard android privacy enforcement logo

(DonkeyGuard requires CydiaFramework… seems to be abandoning XposedFramework in favor, but uses both now)

DonkeyGuard defaults to ultimate privacy

DonkeyGuard has a better UI style than XPrivacy Pro

DonkeyGuard better interface design than XPrivacy sterile checkbox columns

vs XPrivacy Pro

 XPrivacy Pro app UI

XPrivacy Pro summary UI


edit 2013:  better is XPrivacy extension of XPosed framework for android.  zero malware market access needed; download only via XDA forums or soon *hub for free OpenSource possibly “You can use an XPrivacy Pro license for all the devices you personally own.”

XPrivacy FAQ#50 also recommends Xmpp Texting [Xabber]


original post:

picks up where LBE Privacy Guard leaves off… they play well together.  However PDroid claims no need of background service.. still requires root. It requires root to boot into CWM to apply the patch, but does not require root to run the management app.


PDroid allows blocking access for any installed application to the following data separately:

  • Device ID (IMEI/MEID/ESN)
  • Subscriber ID (IMSI)
  • SIM serial (ICCID)
  • Phone and mailbox number
  • Incoming call number
  • Outgoing call number
  • GPS location
  • Network location
  • List of accounts (including your google e-mail address)
  • Account auth tokens
  • Contacts
  • Call logs
  • Calendar
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • Browser bookmarks and history
  • System logs
  • SIM info (operator, country)
  • Network info (operator, country)

For device ID, phone and mailbox number, SIM serial, subscriber ID and device location it also allows supplying custom or random values.


easy access to APKs from memorable url:

PDroid 2.3.4 source; patches build, frameworks and libcore

cites interesting article on blockery leakiness.

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November 11, 2011

alternative Raspberry Pi wifi devices? low cost or feature overkill

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sagacious Himself @ 11:54 am

Infinitec IUM, UFD+wifi, close as saudi arabia

Infinitec IUM
Infinitec Pocket TV: HDMI key (no usb) yet another android smart tv dongle

HSTi wireless media stick, UFD-wifi [cloud], close as walmart or amazon, (Home Server Technology Inc)

HSTi wireless media stick,
HSTi mobo stick,
HSTi Moboplay, tiny media center fragment nearly twice the cost of Raspberry Pi with nowhere near the functionality of XBMC on Raspberri Pi.  One the upside HSTi device can stack connect to Moboplay
HSTi Digital Sign wireless media stick, convert screens of any kind into an annoying ad or propaganda device or enslave it to the Raspberry Pi

almost a decade ago gigabit GN-WLBZ201, UFD-wifi


WiMedia MB-OFDM Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio platform as developed by the WiMedia Alliance

eyefi is in need of those donning monochromatic head apparel and elbow grease:

eyefi, SD+wifi [images only]

vs bag’o’ usb wifi adapters

not unique enough to patent? await the clones and rebadgers

Maxell AirStash [Wearable Inc], USB card reader (SDHC)+wifi

Kingston WI-drive, not for provide  internet to RaPi, but faster storage, wifi vs low class SD or slow USB2.    vs SeaGate GoFlex. vs hofin wifi u-disk.

Why doesn’t Raspberry Pi have power over esata (USB & eSata in one port)?



Raspberry Pi internet via BlueTooth PAN?

Goldfly BFD01, BlueTooth USB flash drive, BlueTooth v1.2 & v1.1 (class  2)

Goldfly Industrial Ltd, subdivision of Yitops Technoogy Co Ltd
BlueTooth profiles (PAN, DUN, Lan access, SPP, FTP, obex, aadp, bip,n hid, hcrp, sync)
write protect switch
TianAn Industrial Zone,Nanshan,Shenzhen,China.
Engineering, MSN:

Shenzen Visson Technology

Such are not novel, see also BlueTake

linky linky



November 10, 2011

yahoo privacy policy: viewing equals consent? adblocking only opt out option?

Filed under: AdNoyances,open source,privacy — Sagacious Himself @ 9:34 pm

I see… or rather opt not to see via adblocking [AdAway]

Yahoo! does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.


coming soon to a blog I own near you soon:

comparison matrix of yahoo privacy policies by int’l domain/region


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