In an bizarre and ironic reversal, Los Angeles (California) demands Uber provide data about the movements of its cars and scooters, and Uber refuses to hand it over, claiming to protect customers’ privacy. The irony is that Uber is entirely right about this narrow issue — but the issue only exists because of Uber’s abusive […]
There’s some privacy-focused free (libre) services that help people be secure and able to communicate and browse/surf safely and free. It’s a shame that we don’t have a giant tech company that respects users and treat them the way they should. Of course paying these services and making donations is one way to support them, […]
We the free software activists always believe that people should “choose” free software. Free software never should be forced to people. We don’t force people to use free software just like we don’t cut our relationship with them; we just feel sorry that they don’t respect their freedom and security much enough. Not all of […]
I just saw the “we Bought a Zoo” movie and it was amazing. It was full of life and ‘up and downs’. I really enjoyed that movie. Matt Damon also played his character very well. I’m encouraged to see more of his films. I’m not a big fan of drama movies but this one was […]
The Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit raises questions about data privacy and antitrust. Fitbit has been collecting health data from users for years and now that Google bought it, Google has access to an unlimited amount of data from users and their possible accurate health situation. This is another reason for people to stop […]
When I explain differences of free software and open source, I mention how free software focuses on freedom of users not on the source code. One of the things I have to answer after my explanation is how free software cares for freedom of users and why we care about copyleft licenses and free culture.
Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teen who started a global climate protest, now is so popular for her actions and her speech in United Nations headquarter. She is continuously working to save the planet asking countries and organizations to stop their activities and works that can result in polluting the environment. Lots of people are now […]
Sometimes I get asked if I’m a hacker. I always respond yes, but not a hacker you may think. However I sometimes check systems vulnerabilities, I don’t infiltrate people’s computers. I surely am a hacker. I find ways to do stuff. For example, this blog is created using simple HTML and CSS codes I’ve been […]
Some of so-called smart devices such as Amazon assistant Alexa can listen to and record conversations. If you visit a doctor, whether it’s a viral disease or not, please check if that doctor uses a smart device with ability of recording things. Amazon’s Alexa, smart TVs, Google Home, Apple’s Siri, and etc. are some examples […]
There’s a lof myths and wrong advertisements about VPNs. Lots of people believe VPNs make you private or completely safe. It’s not completely true. Most VPNs are designed to just hide your identity for some people or organizations, and your internet service provider. Not all of VPN providers’ claims are true.