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Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

Posted Aug 9, 2013 0:56 UTC (Fri) by euske (subscriber, #9300)
Parent article: Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

This is all nice and cozy, but I feel that today's major culprit of privacy invasion is a Web application, so limiting desktop apps might not have a big impact.

What's really scary is not about covert data collection, but about the fact that many users *willingly* submit their information to these apps.


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Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

Posted Aug 9, 2013 5:06 UTC (Fri) by maxiaojun (guest, #91482) [Link]

Exactly. Even if some niche Web applications claim that they preserve user privacy, how can one verify that?

Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

Posted Aug 9, 2013 17:03 UTC (Fri) by shmerl (guest, #65921) [Link]

Privacy concerns will reduce the usage of web applications which rarely can normally handle end to end encryption.

Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

Posted Aug 10, 2013 5:58 UTC (Sat) by maxiaojun (guest, #91482) [Link]

Web applications make Linux much more usable. When it comes native desktop applications, Linux is certainly the worst among the big three.

Yes, Linux is good for server. But I find that the server here mostly mean public Web server (that hosts Web application) . For most organizations the client side is still Windows/Office, Linux servers are not that premier in this case.

The conclusion is that denying Web applications are ridiculous. Even MSFT is trying to follow this trend now.

PRISM is not a surprise at the end of day. I believe that any governments in the world want to have same surveillance power if they can. And I suspect that some of them already had. For example, is it a news that German government uses spyware?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/world/europe/uproar-in-...


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