What has Fakebook to do with whom I walk and where? https://gizmodo.com/facebook-knows-how-to-track-you-using-the-dust-on-your-1821030620
The Fairphone community is taking the modularity to a new level: https://medium.com/@sbouschery/hacking-a-fairphone-3e3ade3a0e50
@gael Hello Gaël,
I saw the announcement of exciting Eelo and posted it here. And I saw your letter to Musk. Now I wonder what you think about Musk's plans with Neurolink. I have fear for this kind of tech. And Paypal: I refuse Paypal because of its background and because it is a huge spying organisation. You will not like this too of course. And why addressing Musk, who is a transhumanist too, like Zuckerberg, Page and others?
I am beginning to think that the slogan 'Tech makes our lives better' is not true, because of the many downsides it also has. Tech makes our lives different. Only in some cases it is a real improvement.
"The activist whose case against Facebook transformed European privacy law is launching a new organisation to fund data privacy lawsuits, getting ready for a new regulation that could see huge fines for big technology companies." Pledge your support for Max Schrems' noybe.eu. They #InvestInPrivacy at https://www.noyb.eu
I now use an Xperia X with Sailfish. Got the Sailfish flashed by a kind person from Jolla. It has some flaws, like the camera, but it is a quite nice device. No way to stream to tv, however, some apps need Playstore, which I refuse, Sailfish apps are sometimes brilliant in their simplicity, sometimes crappy. So to some degree you have to withdraw......
"The powerlessness many people feel in the face of new technologies may have something to do with the undemocratic nature of their development": https://theintercept.com/2018/01/07/black-mirror-season-4-netflix-metalhead/ (via Twitter)
A new star on the sky: Eelo, an android smartphone without Google,based on LineageOS. Gaël Duval tries to get some funding on kickstarter now.
Once it will succeed: tech without surveillance.
I wonder why many developers are flashing alternative OS'es on smartphones for themselves, while nobody starts a business of flashing, in order to give other people the opportunity to use an alternative OS.
Steve Jobs: "We limit the use of tech by our kids". https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/01/silicon-valley-eating-soul-google-facebook-tech?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Ever heard of the 'Building 8' project by Facebook? Here it is: http://uk.businessinsider.com/facebooks-building-8-working-on-camera-augmented-reality-mind-reading-projects-2017-3