Digital Rights, Privacy, Open Source Software

Using FOSS To Reimagine A More Transparent Android Platform- A Learning Model for Non-Technical Users

By Mira Yaseen

This project report builds on non-technical users with the Manifest Destiny workshop and research conducted by Coté and Pybus, which examines permissions, third-party services, and manifest files as starting points to unfold the datafication process in the mobile ecosystem (2021, p.8). The project proposes a comparative exploratory approach using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools to examine proprietary closed source, as well as FOSS mobile apps in the Android environment. The project offers a model that may be leveraged in training programs geared toward objective of advancing data literacy, strengthening data agency, and reimagining an environment that is more aligned with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) principles of transparency and data minimization (Information Commissioners Office, 2019). 

Publication Date:

27 October 2022

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