recovering addict seeking recommendation for a new, SAFER smartphone

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my iphone was stolen today. :( Probably a blessing in disguise because I never felt fully secure on it, and seemed to always find "loopholes" - if you know what I mean. Anyway, I now need a new phone and am trying to find the SAFEST smartphone (in terms of filtering/accountability). Any recommendations? (I'm with Sprint). I gather C.E. works better with Android phones?
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Chris Farnsworth

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Good morning, Chris. I appreciate the spirit of your question. The answer is somewhat subjective, depending on your preferences. In my opinion, the iPhone is substantially safer *if* you're willing to take the recommended steps to lock it down.

1. Install the CE browser. 2. Have your accountability partner disable Safari, and disable Installing Apps in restrictions. 3. Make sure there aren't any apps with built in browsers on your phone. (There's a thread on getsat regarding which are and are not "safe" apps in that respect.)

If you follow those steps, you won't be able to install apps without your accountability partner's restrictions code. We recognize this is a substantial sacrifice, but if you're willing, there should be no way to covertly access pornography.

The Android platform has different vulnerabilities--you simply haven't had one yet so as to face the temptations associated with it. In my opinion, you're significantly safer on iOS if you're willing to do the aforementioned. I hope that's helpful.