We found an American made Cell Phone made by Purism; a company with self appointed ethical standards created for the protection of the individual and their privacy. “We also believe strongly that the customer, not us nor anyone else, should be in control of their computers and in control of their privacy, and this along with our commitment to Free Software guides all of our design decisions.”
The Librem 5 USA has some great features; it does not track you, and the software is open source. It has several layers of privacy protections and the phone trackers are disabled by default. GNU+Linux is the operating system that will not wholesale gather your data for profit by a parent company.
The Librem 5 Smartphone has three kill switches; camera and microphone, WiFi and Bluetooth, and celluar baseband can easily be disabled or enabled with just a flip of a switch. As long as your celluar modem is on, your provider can triangulate and know your location. If you want to know for sure that your cellphone isn’t tracking you, you can turn off the celluar bseband switch.
Help the Planet and stop throwing away your cell phone when the battery dies; the Librem 5 USA will include a non-soldered, serviceable battery that you the user can easily replace.