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[liberationtech] Whatsapp, a Trojan horse for seekers of easy privacy?

carlo von lynX lynX at time.to.get.psyced.org
Fri Jan 16 10:43:04 PST 2015


Except for the totally unacceptable way you are speaking of a
human being here, you aren't saying anything which is incompatible
with what I said... so will you return on topic or do you want to
produce the impression the Whatsapp issue is about proprietary
software in general, which it isn't?


On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 10:19:22AM -0800, Al Billings wrote:
> The problem is that I am a practical person who lives in the real world. Telling people “Throw away all of your Apple/Microsoft word processing and often software. Throw away all of your games. Throw away all of the software you bought because you can’t trust any of these.” is going to be met with being ignored or marginalized and with utter derision. There is a reason Stallman is seen as a crazy wing nut and it isn’t just because he eats his own toe jam.
> 
> Yes, there are people that will only run open source software. Then there is the other 99.999% of the human race. *Those* are the people that need to be helped.



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