This is in response to a post, where I wanted to answer but didn’t want to go further off topic. I didn’t find another topic that seemed appropriate. @moderators Please move this if you find a similar topic.
First i must say that all views are very personal opinions and even stories are herein hearsay, whether true or false is not the issue.
Even a story represents peoples concerns.
The post I’m referring to is
Dubious could be many things
So queries arise as to if the resident a) new what they were doing, b) didn’t really understand the issues or c) some other person, even a member of staff, or d) a visitor actually made the search etc.
Clearly this can be very upsetting for the real culprit, by being caught and any other person that is in the line of fire.
If there are problems between users, and you feel something isn’t going right, the best way is to contact the moderators and fix the problem with us, rather than posting a public topic to ask a public opinion.
The core concern with the event reported is not that it took place in a care home in Switzerland, or with forbidden content on the web. It is about US authorities (and probably many others) analysing internet traffic systematically and on a global scale! So this indeed has nothing special to do with the Fairphone as a device, but it has everything to do with privacy, using this or any other device to access the internet.
As for me, while living in a quite decent country, I am not so much worried about the Secret Services of the world (may I never regret this statement), but I am deeply concerned about the more-or-less legal data grabbing and profiling by almost everyone offering online services (including buying and selling this data at will). It seems as if in time everyone knows more about me than myself - without my consent, or even the slightest chance to keep track.
Not all of it happens on the device you’re using, but a lot of it does. That is why some people like to use /e/
Yes. I’m not worried that people think they know more about me that I do ~ more fools them but I don’t want to feed the parasites. So I do what I can to limit the data gathering, so as not to suppoprt their business model.
No google account and no social media.
This and another forum are about as close as I get.
Oops! keep in touch with my kids via WhatsApp. Now I know if their battery is nearly empty and the last time each of them ‘saw’ anyone. I’m a spy.