Think back to your last cellphone setup. One of the first things you do is accept a bunch of End User License Agreements. It begs the question, why do you need terms of use for a device you purchased? Shouldn’t you own and control what is done with your device, not the device manufacturer and app creators dictating terms to you?

Restrictions and Costs.

As defined by¬†CISA, An EULA is a legal contract between you and the software publisher. It spells out the terms and conditions for using the software. An EULA might require you to allow the software publisher or a third party to collect information about your internet activity in exchange for the use of the software. This information could include not only the websites you visit but also information you supply in online transactions, such as your name, address, credit card number, and items purchased. Once collected, the security of this information is out of your control. This is a fact highlighted by the number of recent, high-profile database attacks.This makes many “free apps” on Android and iOS rather expensive in terms of user privacy. They make money by collecting and selling your data.

A Phone With Apps That Doesn’t Exploit the Users.

PureOS is built of freedom-respecting software and protects the end user’s rights to use, modify, and reuse any component for any reason. Moreover, apps do what they are meant to: no creepy data collection or reselling of personal data.This is compared to Android, which hands intellectual property rights to the app creators and enforces user agreements. In a nutshell, you don’t own the apps on an Android phone; you only have the right to use an app, not analyze it, build upon it, or modify it for another purpose.

On PureOS, you are encouraged to try new, unexpected uses for your phone’s software.It’s welcome to program additions and publish them under the same license.

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You can easily access all our software and analyze every function from the OS to the apps in our store and repository.

Summary

We should start demanding our phones serve us, not scammy app creators and OS designers that created and prolonged surveillance capitalism.

Our products at Purism are different; we don’t jam ads into every corner of your screen or require you to accept any terms of service.

At Purism, we protect end-user data instead of exploiting and selling it. It’s time you stopped being the product and started owning your phone.

Purism Products and Availability Chart

 ModelStatusLead Time 
USB Security Token Purism Librem KeyLibrem Key

(Made in USA)
In Stock
($59+)
10 business days
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Librem MiniIn Stock
($799+)
10 business days
Librem 5In Stock
($999+)
3GB/32GB
10 business days
Purism Liberty Phone with Made in USA ElectronicsLiberty Phone
(Made in USA Electronics)
In Stock
($1,999+)
4GB/128GB
10 business days
Librem 11In Stock
($999+)
8GB/1TB
3 business weeks
Most Secure Laptop Purism Librem 14Librem 14In Stock
($1,370+)
3 business weeks
Most Secure Server Purism Librem ServersLibrem ServerIn Stock
($2,999+)
10 business days
The current product and shipping chart of Purism Librem products, updated on October 19th, 2023

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