Sean Tilley

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Is privacy Free Software's Next Milestone?

I am concerned. In the past years, it has become clear that real privacy has become harder to come by. Our society is quickly heading into a situation where an unknown number of entities and people can follow my every single step, and it’s not possible to keep to myself what I don’t want others to know. With every step into that direction, there’s less and less things about my life of which I don’t control who knows about it.

A great write-up by Sebastian Kugler, who contributes to the #KDE project. I feel that privacy-respecting software is a huge boon to Free Software, and is one of its primary benefits. My hope is that people within the Free Software space might use federated technologies someday to do exactly that.

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I think privacy has long been a priority for many free software projects. But plugging privacy gaps in a feasible way for the average person is a challenge free software needs to constantly rise to....

Christopher Allan Webber at 2016-01-15T18:28:24Z

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I'm inclined to agree, but I think we're getting to a point where the benefit of privacy in Free Software is shifting from implicit to explicit.

Sean Tilley at 2016-01-15T23:59:50Z

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