Iode Privacy Features - XPrivacyLUA & compare against /e/ OS

I have a Samsung Note 10+ (F975F) and i require good privacy

I have found 2 OS’s that that are oriented around privacy - iode being one of them
I have watched a number of youtube videos reviewing iode’s very nice app blocker app

The other OS is /e/ - which is also oriented around privacy
Despite some small nuances in material looks, menu design etc etc
When it comes to “privacy” per-se, the only differance i can find between iode and /e/ is
idoes app blocker app

In the past i have historically used non-AOSP standard roms with the exception that they were
already rooted, with Magisk and i had XPrivacyLUA module installed

This is the -only- method i know to get proper privacy, as this give the user almost full access to
every single android ‘Permission’ to be able to allow/disallow on a per-app basis (including all system apps)

With XPrivacyLUA i have blocked apps (including system apps and services) to things such as

Phone Number
Phone Contacts
Battery ID
Phone Make/Model

I cant find 1 video referring to XPrivacyLUA and iode OS for android at all
No references are made to any of the android permissions in any of the videos i have seen

So a fundamental question is this:

Is it a known fact that any/all apps that get this info specifically open up another internet channel
(DNS) etc etc to siphon this information out to ? - for example online-games

If this is true, is that the reason all one needs is a powerful DNS blocker that iode provides ?

Can you specify the differences about privacy between iode and /e/ OS ?

Definitely Iode is the better choice, xprivacy brings severe security issues:

You will have to translated it, but it is worth it.

/e/ seems to deliver outdated browsers and webview. That is severe regarding the security.

The adblocker or firewall build in Iode, is IMHO the best for privacy issues. Otherwise third party apps like banking apps, ticket apps (e.g. public transport) and so on will leak information. Iode will block trackers separately.

XPrivacy needs Root and it is a good app. I used it for years. A rooted phone is maybe more private, but rooting a phone reduces the safety in a strong way. E.g. then it is possible to install anything anywhere without user prompting. In case someone gets into your phone, all privacy including your passwords is completely gone. I thing this is a bad bargain to root a phone and get more privacy through this, by loosing security.

If you want to surf really privately in the internet, use Tor Browser.
On the desktop Mullvad with VPN is not the worst choice.
Mull browser (Firefox fork, Incorporates features from arkenfox, Tor uplift project) seems to be the best I could find for Android (only install uBlock addon and do not activate dark reading).

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