For three long years, Apple's privacy façade shone bright, concealing a gaping vulnerability behind the glossy veneer of proprietary code. Like a potemkin village constructed to impress visitors with hollow prosperity, Apple's privacy features impressed in publicity alone while utterly failing in practice.
Discover Purplix, the FOSS survey platform that offers end-to-end encryption for your data. A potent blow to Big Tech and a sanctuary for privacy advocates.
Welcome to Showcase Friday, put down those fish and listen up. Today is no ordinary Friday—it’s Showcase Friday, the day we plunge headfirst into the icy waters of Free and Open-Source Software. Showcase Friday is a new series of articles where I’ll be showcasing a FOSS project that I think deserves more attention. I’ll be covering a wide range of projects, from the well-known to the obscure. The only criteria are that the project must be FOSS, freedom-respecting and privacy preserving, and it must be something I either personally use and enjoy or will use in the future.
This post confronts the intolerable misconduct of Big Tech companies like Microsoft and Google, highlighting their recent failures in data protection and privacy. Drawing upon the ethos of Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), the article calls for an active rejection of these guardians of surveillance capitalism. It also lays down a challenge to elected officials, urging them to act decisively to protect individual liberties and uphold the principles of a free society.
Dive into a penguin's counter-argument against the notion that bounties damage open source projects. Explore the often-ignored benefits of competition and meritocracy in the FOSS ecosystem, and how they arm us with the tools to Escape Big Tech's monopolistic clutches.