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[liberationtech] eternity USENET (Re: Internet blackout)

Eleanor Saitta ella at dymaxion.org
Sat Jun 29 08:22:11 PDT 2013


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On 2013.06.29 10.27, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> It's not a simplistic choice between using modern devices and being
> a Luddite.  It's about people having a better understanding about
> what the threats are, digesting that information (unfortunately,
> slowly) and then using tools to mitigate those threats or a
> (probably paid) expert installing those tools for them.

That'd be lovely.

None of those tools exist right now, not for locational privacy and
metadata obfuscation.

The advice in question was "stop carrying a phone", which is what I
was responding to.  I don't need to wait for peer review to tell you
that's very unlikely to happen at scale any time soon, and moreover,
that the arc of the history of technology rarely bends towards
renunciation.

E.

- -- 
Ideas are my favorite toys.
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