07/01/2017 (Sat) 09:47:43
>>8585>I mean get a new kernel with no support for the GPS module or something like that.
No, the problem exists that the radio comes with firmware than can use the arm chip to run arbitrary code and access the GPS outside of the OS, meaning it doesn't even touch the kernel. The only option here is to short circuit/bypass the chip with a bit of wiring or possibly flash the chip to make it broken.
I hate to get too technical on this, but unless this is for a specific use then it's likely a moot point. Your IMEI will be tracked to the receiving tower and the data you send and its' recipients logged.>>8515>You also can be tracked by wifi, even if it is your wifi - some people and organizations do wifi maps in cities
Actually this is a misconception. It's true, most wifi AP's are mapped but how would they know which AP you are using? From one end your activity would be traced back to the IP, which they would have an adress for and know you are accessing from somewhere they can track by signals. The other way is that you share the SSID with google/apple which they find on the map data however this can be disabled in android and usually isn't on custom roms.
I suppose you could get really technical about this, but if you really want to do this get a stack of prepaid burner phones and only talk to others with burners and don't use names or addresses. The information is too sporadic to efficiently mine. The other option gets too technical, which would be a secured smart phone phone with software to change the IMEI, using a VPN with shared IPs over a mobile data network to communicate via VOIP or other encrypted p2p messaging. That said they might just target you directly for using encryption, in which case the backdoor in your radios' firmware means you are fucked. The entire mobile telenet communication system is fucked.
You could do what Stallman does. Get a pager. Someone contacts you. You find a wifi area and contact them securely. What you really want is a free software wifi capable tablet the size of a small smart phone which would be much more convenient that lugging around your laptop.