Some things I did to improve privacy (and battery life?)

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  • TextSecure

    A private messenger for Android.

    Wire was sold several years ago (will edit with source later) and is not recommended. Use Signal instead.

  • GmsCore

    Free implementation of Play Services

    There very much is concern. You're just in r/android which will tend to bias in favor of Google for obvious reasons. Many of us run Googleless Android (it's surprisingly easy to do nowadays). You should check out resources like F-Droid, LineageOS and microG (as well as their fork of LOS)

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