Friday, November 27

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Former Essential Employees Starting OSOM Phone Company

If you were a fan of the Essential Phone, then you might be in luck because a group of former Essential employees is starting a new company. The company is run by Jason Keats, who was apparently the first person to be hired by Andy Rubin on Essential. The new company is called OSOM Privacy, which means "Out of sight, out of mind." In an interview with CNET, Keats said the reason Essential failed was that he only had 80 percent of an idea. OSOM, on the other hand, has a singular focus on making an Android device that is super private. I'm not sure this idea is the correct counterpart to Essential, which partly fell through due to allegations of sexual assault from its CEO. However, privacy of personal data is becoming much more i...