Mike Linksvayer at 2017-11-16T22:42:20Z


Recommends iPhone (previously) and not hosting your own email.

Repeat: ...and if we take software freedom to mean control over one's computing, a relatively insecure device is highly questionable, as if the device is compromised, someone else has control over your computing, and not a faceless corporation that wants to sell your eyeballs or force upgrades through obsolescence while you get some utility from a device, but criminals whose business is completely adversarial to your interests.

The situation seems pretty desperate to me. Free software hackers presumably make things better to the extent they do things like make builds reproducible and migrate to more secure languages, but for people (including hackers) to have access to systems that are relatively secure from malicious adversaries requires lots of integration.

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Before I suggested regulation, and I still do, but I also would love to see more large (or trying to become large) vendors dedicated to all aspects of user autonomy delivering competitive integrated products. For phone and email I guess now that's Purism and Kolab, though those are both tiny and not yet competitive (or existing, in case of phone).


Another one https://techsolidarity.org/resources/congressional_howto.html recommending iPhone and gmail, and Chrome (I think the only free software recommended is uBlock and HTTPSEverywhere) discussed at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15777387


Mike Linksvayer at 2017-11-25T21:24:58Z

» Mike Linksvayer:

“Another one https://techsolidarity.org/resources/congressional_howto.html recommending iPhone and gmail, and Chrome [...]”

Every sentence in that link makes me want to shoot myself in the head.


Wow xD

JanKusanagi at 2017-11-25T21:41:51Z