Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
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RE[3]: Way missed the mark
by leos on Wed 4th Jan 2012 04:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Way missed the mark"
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If something's open source, you can at least check if you're being tracked. You can't do that with iOS or Windows Phone 7.

Uhh.. I'll make this really easy for you. If you're connecting to the cell network, you're being tracked. There is no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

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