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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

If You Want Privacy You Need to Run Linux

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has published an interesting article about privacy in the Computerworld web site. he says (in part):

“Windows is unsafe by design, and macOS isn’t a lot better”

“With President Trump considering asking foreign visitors to disclose all websites and social media sites they visit and Jeff Sessions, Trump’s attorney general pick, wanting cryptographic back doors, I think privacy is more important than ever.

“True, I’ve been praising desktop Linux for ages, but privacy is a new reason to use it. In the past, while Windows had lousy security, at least it didn’t report into headquarters. Now it does. So do almost all operating systems.

“Chrome OS and Android, for example, are Linux distributions, but they perform at full power only with an internet connection. Google makes its money from your information.

“So if privacy really matters to you, you need an operating system that doesn’t broadcast your moves to the World Wide Web. For all practical purposes, that means desktop Linux.”

If you are concerned about your online privacy, you will want to read this article at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security, Software

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