RICHARD STALLMAN WANTS TO DESTROY FACEBOOK TO PROTECT PRIVACY

RICHARD STALLMAN WANTS TO DESTROY FACEBOOK TO PROTECT PRIVACY

sivertime | March 16, 2016 | Techno | No Comments
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-richard-stallmanIs Facebook the sworn enemy of democracy and privacy? In any case think that Richard Stallman, father of the free software that calls for a boycott.

Passage in Quebec, Richard Stallman gave a speech at Laval University on digital freedoms, and of course, free software. The man behind the GPL and dream of a world in which proprietary software – which he calls “privateurs” – simply do not exist anymore.

The man believes the network of Mark Zuckerberg is a fundamental obstacle to privacy. In an interview collected by Le Devoir, he says : “We must eliminate Facebook to protect privacy.” He added that Facebook “much more uses its users that its users do not use it (…) It is a perfectly calculated service to retrieve and collect a lot of data on people’s lives.”

For Stallman, proprietary software is a fundamental obstacle to freedom since the editor is able to decide the content, functionality, impose censorship or deploy at will update.

For Facebook, the data collected – with the consent of the internet – obviously used to provide a more effective targeted advertising. In parallel of Mr. Stallman, it is interesting to note that Facebook is one of the companies that have publicly supported Apple in the case against the FBI seeking access to encrypted data of iPhone. Facebook has also signed a motion in court.

Marketing real concern strategy? Anyway, the giant community has also set up a specific URL only accessible from browsers provided with an extension providing support Tor and facilitated communications PGP encrypted with the help of protonmail.

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