He seems to assume that free software gives him privacy which is rather
superficial considering the issues mentioned in this thread:
I also see that his optimism about what he wants makes him oversimplify
fairly complex technological problems and reduce them to things like "plug
A few key moments:
"Firefox frees people from a net created by Microsoft"
Yeah, like ****
"My telephone calls are secured because they are placed through VPN and free
"All my surfing is done through proxies..."
He has obviously not explored into uBO and uMatrix and is stuck with ABP.
"I do HTTPS Everywhere, I never send anything unencrypted"
Well... CAs are not necessarily trustful OR independent.
"My web server is on my private VPN sitting somewhere in North America"
The land of the free :)
"Those of us who don't do technology must do teaching"
and he suggest that the teaching should be about asking "the question". But
the problem with this is that he also seems to teach what the answer is which
deprives the questioner of the possibility to look freely for oneself and to
find a different one. He suggests existing formulas like Diaspora etc. There
is danger in suggesting recipes because people easily stick to them and there
is no real question. So the question must come without an answer, otherwise
it is an imposition, not a free observation but a directed one.
Too many talkers, too few of them touch the actual essence of the problem.