This news encouraged me to retrieve a bookmark I had saved for another article: In this video the beloved Richard Stallman is interviewed by an improvised Polish journalist who managed to get some feedback soon be diverted to reveal the vision that our hero has of these devices mavis consumption so that cell phones:
"The original reason why I refuse to have one (cellular phone) is that they are tracking devices. If you carry a cell phone, the phone system knows where you are and register. Not just that they can find you, but (also) can make a database where everyone at all times and say who is close to whom and who knows whom.
This is very dangerous. Suppose that one day a dictator takes power, which can happen anywhere, and they have records of years who speak and those who go where. Of course, if a dictator comes to power can begin to track everyone, and people may start taking precautions because they know how. But if they have been tracked for years and it's been recorded and saved, the dictator only have to use that information. It is a tremendous advantage for potential opponents. "
Either way, I do use cell phones, just not one that I have mine. I use other people's phones, I beg Prestre. This does not help the Big Brother. "
And in the article mentioned above, Replicant Stallman mentions as an alternative free software for modern smartphones:
"A version of Android Replicant call that can run on the HTC Dream without proprietary software, except in the U.S. In the U.S., at least until a few weeks ago, there was still a problem in some library-dial, but it worked in Europe. At this time maybe it will work. Do not know. "
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