Which options exist in (stock/custom) firmware to mitigate smartphone espionage/tracking possibilities? I talk about things like:

  • Disable/use random mac/do not leak ssid on active WLAN probing
  • Warn on/do not acknowledge silent/type-0 SMS
  • etc.

I don't want to use root requiring apps which tinker with the WLAN/3G/4G stack to disable such useless and possible dangerous "features" of my phone.

  • A very interesting question indeed, and I'd really like to see answers to it! Unfortunately, asking for off-site resources is off-topic here. Would it fit your intention to rephrase it a little, as I just did now, so it can stay on this site? Answers are still allowed to "point outside" if needed. – Izzy Jan 29 '16 at 15:33
  • CLOSE VOTERS: Note the edit. It's no longer asking for off-site resources (ROMs etc), so the question should be legit here (asking for privacy-related configuration options and how to use them). – Izzy Jan 29 '16 at 15:35
  • Really strict rules here. Thanks for editing! – pythonimus Jan 29 '16 at 16:20
  • We have to. You've got no idea what we'd otherwise be drowning in :) Btw: If you receive an answer, I'd be thankful for a ping (which I'd receive if you address me directly in a comment on this question like @Izzy – or in chat, as soon as you've got 20+ rep :) – Izzy Jan 29 '16 at 18:34

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