Re: I need educating
ANDROID IS A TRACKING SERVICE FROM GOOGLE - A US BASED COMPANY.
There are so many security vulnerabilities in Android, it will never ever ever be safe. The simple fact that Google Apps is on your phone will prevent you from ever being a private citizen again. Did you know that your phone is telling google about ALL the wifi access points you come into range of?
You DID know that they are tracking your every single movement to provide you with "more acurate information" and you can't actually turn that off because it's part of the PROPRIETARY Google Apps?
Moreover, 80% of phones can be rooted in a few minutes from instructions on the internet written by a teenager. If that's too hard for the NSA, look at the laundry list of vulnerabilities in the last patch. Android has been around for many years now and you can still be compromised by someone sending you a text that you don't even respond to!!!
More again, the baseband on all phones is intrinsically insecure. All drivers live in the kernel space and have full access to, well everything. Many, many of the drivers your phone relies on are proprietary and are only available as binary blobs and are written by companies that (surprise!) are based in the US.
More again, the radio in your phone usually has a small "operating system" running the chip. Once again, binary blobs from companies based in the US, or even better, China.
Until an entire open source hardware and software solution that is NOT based on GNU/Linux (or any other monolithic kernel) is developed, you will always be at the mercy of those that understand all the things you didn't even know were a problem.