🇬🇧 🇩🇪 🇫🇷 Interesting links / news articles somehow related to FP (collection)

From the “What apps do behind your back” department. This time a company bought by Asics. The “bug” was “fixed” now :wink: Or why you should not install every app your favorite brand wants to sell you.


Data was send to http://www.kiip.me/

The letter for the Norwegian Data Protection Authority

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Maybe it was already posted- an article about Fairphone 2 (21.6.2015):

T-Mobile Austria & Fairphone 2
"T-Mobile veröffentlicht Nachhaltigkeitsbericht" press release in german (24.5.2015):

A post was merged into an existing topic: :pencil2: FP2 - Reviews/Previews of the phone

Looks like there is a problem with the ARM TrustZone implementation. (Small update, yes this is a big issue. But it was reported and it’s possible to fix it in software).


Facebook starts machine learning. As expected.

Picture source: The Race For AI: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple In A Rush To Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups

Currently the FP2 uses a OV88xx … After the OV16860, Omnivision currently announced a new sensor called OV12890. Maybe some of those could be later used as drop-in replacements? I’m not sure if they are size, SoC or pin compatible, but it looks like there are a lot of new sensors out there to choose from. Nice to know!

Fairphone was ranked first on the “Rank a Brand” board!
The detailled report on Fairphone can be found here: http://www.rankabrand.org/electronics/Fairphone

One item that surprises me: on the question “5. Is the brand (company) significantly involved in at least 3 initiatives that addresses the urgent appeal to improve the social and environmental conditions of mining metals and minerals; for example tin from endangered tropical islands Bangka and Belitung, conflict minerals from Congo, etc?” Fairphone gets the feedback “Fairphone does not mention membership at any other endorsed, active initiative.” :confused:


Over 1.000.000 children are working in gold mines.
SOMO compared manufacturers on their work to eleminate child labour from their gold supply chain and concludes that Fairphone is clearly leading.

Read their entire research and Press release here:


One could read that as “Fairphone has the most children miners of all manufacturers.”


Oh noez. You are so right.
I’ll revise


French article about waste reduction and sustainability, talking about Fairphone (not only) : “Les modèles ouverts favorisent la réduction des déchets à la source”

Only found it now, but Le Monde diplomatique published an article about Fairphone in its April issue:

Edit: Sorry, I just realized the article is behind a pay wall. In other languages it may be available, for example the German version.

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Yes, German version is available.

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There’s a (brief) article on Fairphone in the :flag_de: June 2016 Öko-Institut newsletter :flag_de:. For those interested, there are also a number of other articles on obsolescence and conflict minerals in the newsletter (all in German).

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Great infographic and statistic about smartphone #urban mining in the EU:


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There is a new-old discussion about DRM in browsers/HTML5. I know most people think this has nothing to do with phones. But in the end it has because this is how you will get content on your phone. And it will more and more pop again. It’s a cycle that repeats every 2 to 5 years and for every new gadget. It can be helpful to know about so you can make your own decisions about it.

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We’re hearing from multiple sources that Cyanogen Inc. is in the midst of laying off a significant portion of its workforce around the world today. The layoffs most heavily impact the open source arm of the Android ROM-gone-startup, which may be eliminated entirely (not CyanogenMod itself, just the people at Cyanogen Inc. who work on the open source side).

Source: http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/07/22/sources-cyanogen-inc-is-undergoing-major-layoffs-may-pivot-to-apps/