We speak to Purism' CEO about the Librem 5 USA smartphone


If you had an iPhone or an Android phone and a Purism phone like Librem 5 sitting all next to each other, the iPhone will leak probably about three gigabytes of data without doing anything. Android devices are worse. Ours will leak exactly zero bits – nothing is sent without your explicit interaction, to make a request for weather information or browsing the web.

This is misleading and false for anyone with an iPhone who actually pays attention. My iPhone “leaks” less than 130KB a day, and that information is related to “Find My iPhone” pings, which I voluntarily and knowingly configured 🙄