the latest samsung phone has a "bixby" button
when you press it, it immediately launches samsung's shitty version of alexa/siri/etc
you can't disable it
every time someone manages to release a way to disable it samsung patches the exploit
this is the most popular android manufacturer
what the FUCK.
@lynnesbian it’s a physical button?!
@Thomas you know it babey
@lynnesbian how long has this been a thing?!
@amy galaxy so, i don't think it was on the s8
@lynnesbian remembering when the virtual assistant was literally just called galaxy
@lynnesbian Wait really? That's terrifying. Especially given the fact that Samsung accounts for 20% of Korean GDP and makes military equipment.
@sophia oh they made it so you can disable it now
@lynnesbian I'd still wanna tcpdump that traffic and find the cosine distance between network requests and my speech patterns as determined by a voice recorder.
I mean I'd be too lazy to do it, probably, but I'd think real hard about it. Or like not get the fishy phone. But I have an iPhone out of really dumb habit so I'm a hypocrite.
Do you know any good safe open source phones?
@lynnesbian Do you mean 2019?
@sophia oh whoops :p
yes i do
@lynnesbian Well then...
♫♬ SAY WHATCHA MEAN TO SAAAAAY♫♬
♫♬ SAY WHATCHA MEAN TO SAYYYY♫♬
It would be cool if it were remappable.
@lynnesbian (I rooted my phone and disabled them all that way.)
@KitsuneAlicia my point was that you shouldn't have to
@lynnesbian Ah. Gotcha. Fair point.
@lynnesbian Clarification: There's more than one Bixby package on my device.
Also, I'm afraid to delete them because I know what happened the last time I tried to delete a built-in launcher. 😬
@lynnesbian It's weird how nowadays the more you spend on a phone, the worse it gets.
@lynnesbian You can disable it. However, you must activate it and register with Samsung before you can do so.
@lynnesbian i hate it so much! i have never, ever, purposely pressed that button its the most annoying thing cause it launches Bixby and you cant leave the launch screen and cancel it until its done launching
@lynnesbian I refuse to even set it up, I just have to live with the annoyance of hearing "Hi! I'm Bixby!" every time I accidentally push the stupid button
Now, if it were a "Busby Berkeley" button, that would be cool
Stop trying to make bixby happen.
It's not gonna happen
@lynnesbian They should have done like blackberry did with their extra button.
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