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There is a good reason why Purism does not require PureOS end users to click “I Agree” to accept intrusive terms of use that give up all control to either Google (for Android) or Apple (for iOS). When you buy a smartphone manufactured by Purism, such as the Liberty Phone (with Made in USA Electronics) or the Librem 5 smartphone, you have peace of mind that you remain in complete control of all aspects of the phone.

Put simply: Your phone is your life, and your life is controlled by Apple or Google. Unless of course you use Purism products running PureOS, then you retain full control of your life.

This means that a Purism customer is free to use their Liberty Phone or Librem 5 smartphone as soon as they activate the device without having to click on “I Agree” to accept predatory terms of service while losing their right to privacy and losing control over their device to the OS and app developers.

This also means that a Purism customer who buys the Librem 11 tablet PC or Librem 14 laptop, does not have to click on “I Agree” to use their devices, or any other product purchased from Purism.

Purism respects your privacy and security by putting you in control.

Unfortunately, other operating system developers such as Alphabet (Google), Apple, and Microsoft require you to click “I agree” to give up all your rights and controlling interest.

News from this week that governments can access individual smartphones, tablet PCs, or connected products supported by the Android OS, Apple iOS, or Microsoft Windows operating systems.

In the breaking news reported by Gizmodo, France Passes Bill Allowing Police to Access Phone Cameras, France passed a new bill enabling authorities to access smartphone cameras posing massive threats to civil liberties.

This law sets an overreaching precedent to access citizens digital life by way of their connected products (that includes the cameras and microphones in smartphones, tablet and laptop PCs, connected vehicles, home and security systems, and PCs).

Today most of these connected products all have one thing in common, the controlling nature of the operating system be that Android OS, Apple iOS, or Microsoft Windows where the user is not in control. This user control ensures these vendors (or the governments who write laws in the jurisdictions where these vendors operate) are able to conduct audio, video, and physical surveillance on the operating system end user.

Furthermore, today’s apps enable the developer to collect thousands of highly confidential data points associated with the OS end user’s personal, business, medical, legal, biometric, employment, and location information. These data points include the collection of audio and video files, plus the collection of photographs stored on the device.

Connected product owners, such as smartphone owners, may be asking how is this all legal?

The ability to lawfully enable the operating system, app, social media, and AI developers to conduct surveillance and data mining on the OS end user becomes reality when the OS end user clicks on “I Agree” to accept the predatory terms of service on these connected products such as a smartphone.

Nearly two decades ago, the ability for app developers to conduct surveillance and data mining on operating system end users began with the first Apple iOS that supported the first connected iPOD, then this capability proliferated to smartphones beginning with the iPhone and later all smartphones supported by the Android OS.

Initially there were many privacy concerns over this ability, but app and social media developers that include Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta (Facebook) assured the public that the collection of information from OS end users was limited to consumer information, plus they assured the public that the OS end user would not be identified.

Over the past two plus years, surveillance businesses practices have evolved from collecting information from OS end users for consumer purposes, to enabling governments, app developers, and data brokers to develop intrusive apps to use for alternative surveillance business practices aside from consumerism.

Alternative purposes include sharing OS end user information with governments around the world, plus use for political purposes such was the case regarding the Facebook Cambridge Analytica Scandal.

Additionally, Edward Snowden divulged information regarding the NSA Program enabling the U.S. government to surveil U.S. citizens.

Nearly 8 years after Facebook Cambridge Analytica, the terms of service that on popular operating systems, apps, social media platforms, and generative AI enable the vendors to conduct as much surveillance and data mining on the OS end user as possible, while being able to use or sell the user’s information to any entity they desire.

In the terms of service, such as Microsoft’s privacy policy they are nebulous as to who they share your information with by stating they can share or sell your information to “Microsoft-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries”.

Microsoft’s privacy policy also states that Microsoft can purchase your personal information from other third-parties (data brokers) to use for profits, from the MS privacy policy “We also obtain data about you from third parties.”

Google and Apple’s privacy policies are similar to Microsoft’s privacy policy, so you can expect to click away your privacy, security, safety, and now other civil liberties when you are forced to accept the terms of service on any product from these big three OS vendors.

When you click on “I Agree” you are accepting a contract of adhesion meaning that if you do not accept the agreement, you cannot use the product you paid for.

With Purism there is no forced contract of adhesion, you retain full control of your device, you are the owner, you retain all your rights.

We value you as a loyal customer, and not a product to exploit for profits at the expense of your privacy, security, nor safety.

Purism Products and Availability Chart

 ModelStatusLead Time 
USB Security Token Purism Librem KeyLibrem Key

(Made in USA)
In Stock
($59+)
10 business days
Librem 5In Stock
($999+)
3GB/32GB
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple
(4 GB Data)
In Stock
($99/mo)
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple Plus
(10 GB Data)
In Stock
($129/mo)
10 business days
Librem 5 + AweSIM
(Unlimited Data)
In Stock
($169/mo)
10 business days
Most Secure Laptop Purism Librem 14Librem 14In Stock
($1,370+)
10 business days
Most Secure PC Purism Librem Mini
Librem MiniMar 2024
($799+)
Shipping March, 2024
Purism Liberty Phone with Made in USA ElectronicsLiberty Phone
(Made in USA Electronics)
Mar 2024
($1,999+)
4GB/128GB
Shipping March, 2024
Librem 11Mar 2024
($999+)
8GB/1TB
Shipping March, 2024
Most Secure Server Purism Librem ServersLibrem ServerMar 2024
($2,999+)
Shipping March, 2024
The current product and shipping chart of Purism Librem products, updated on February 7th, 2024

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