Massive corporations do not have your interests at heart. No matter what they tell you about privacy, security, etc., you as an individual do not matter to them and they will bow to other interests first. Remember this in 2020, and support independent open source projects.
@cassidyjames What boggles my brain is how the worlds most intelligent brains are helping create the mass surveillance hole we are in. Don't they realise that any work against freedom will affect them too! No one escapes mass surveillance unless they live under a rock and never venture out. Who wants to live like that? I guess some people's intelligence doesn't extend beyond their job...
@eviloatmeal Grow up
@ChrisWere You're right, that was a bit harsh. I apologise for my knee-jerk reaction.
That's some generalisation there!
I have both worked and dealt with multinationals that have an ethos and behaviour that I can only aspire to equal one day.
Not giving names for privacy reasons, but just as an example, round table with the CEO of my company (one of the biggest in the world) at the time, someone asked if we were not going to join the profiteering in Iraq, which had just been invaded again by the usual suspects. The CEO replied without hesitation and explained exactly why not, business opportunities or no business opportunities.
We all just burst in applause and a number of my middle eastern colleagues had tears on their faces. We never went to Iraq. To say that I respected that man would be a massive understatement.
At the same time, if we're talking about the consumer sector, consumers as a whole are a horrible thing.
I don't know if you've ever worked in a consumer industry, but the not so few idiots who abuse their position, engage in fraud, and generally behave in inconsiderate and/or dishonest ways also have to be taken into account.
So yeah, by all means single out bad companies, but consider also the other side of the coin.
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