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Android and iPhones are all about privacy now, but startup OSOM thinks it can do better – Source CNET Tech


OSOM wants to give us control over our data.

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It all started with two trips to China. The first, in August 2019, brought Jason Keats to Hong Kong just as protesters took over the airport. The head of R&D for the once-buzzy startup Essential Products was there to work on the company’s upcoming Project Gem, an eye-catching new smartphone with an unusual, skinny design. The second was in January. Keats was back in China, finishing up Project Gem — a project ultimately doomed by Essential’s controversy-plagued founder. 

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