Firewalling GAFAMs

I often talk about what nothing to hide 1 2 3 4 5 means, why privacy is important 1 2 and why you wouldn’t give me your phone unlocked, why you close the toilet’s door or why you won’t give me you VISA code.

There is more to it as far as I’m concerned. If you ever happen to read/have-read Hyperion you already know what it means to have a lot of services (Google, Facebook, Twitter ..) taken for granted and see them disappear 1 2 3 4 . Even if you think the-gov-has-only-good-guys and I-have-nuttin-to-hide, your life (your Google account) can disappear in a second. The real problem being you WON’T have any say in this - you’ll be crushed, plain and simple.

The tools below began as both

Disclaimer: As a consequence I have no Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pintereset, Whatsapp, Microsoft, iCloud or your-easy-fr3ak1ng-st4lk3r-here account. Mark my words.

The red pill

If you want to try and block the GAFAMs you can

My android firewall


I coded myself a companion APK, just to have a quick on/off switch (uses SuperSU and iptables under the hood)

Custom firewall app