PinePhone Review. (Spoiler: hardware kill switches!)

Finally, the inside of the PinePhone has six hardware killswitches that can be manipulated with a screwdriver. You can use them to turn off the modem, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, microphone, rear camera, front camera, and headphone jack. No need to put a sticker over the selfie camera if you’re worried about malicious software — just flip the switch and never worry about it again.

Fuck. Yes.

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I really am interested, am going to research this more.

I would have one, if I were young enough to hit refresh on the product page all day. Or scripted it… no, that’s young people nonsense! But I could just check once an hour… no, where would I store it? I could send it to jabber… no, I don’t even need a phone!


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