@aral don’t forget: can you trust all potential future owners of the company, its databases and its business partners.
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but that only applies to software you run on your own devices. when you give your data to a company, you have to trust them not use it for malicious purposes. with GDPR they have to tell that they do it. open tumblr for example, you get a list of hundreds of partners with whom they share your data and the partners also have partners and so on...
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