[Freedombox-discuss] Eben was right, iPhone is absolutely no good for activists
mauriciosiller at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 15:29:24 UTC 2011
There is a list were we can find the "safest" SmartPhones in the market? I
thought Android was a safe OS for mobile devices.
On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 4:06 AM, john francis lee <jfl at robinlea.com> wrote:
> Same thing goes for android phones. Google is very big on collecting
> EVERYTHING, and selling it. And location is a very saleable item.
> On 04/21/2011 02:51:42 PM, Osama Khalid wrote:
> > The first thing that came to my mind when I read about iPhone's
> > tracking ability was what Eben Moglen said in his keynote in
> > FOSDEM
> > just a couple of months ago:
> > > Friends of ours, people seeking freedom, are going to get arrested,
> > > beaten, tortured, and eventually killed somewhere on earth because
> > > they’re depending for their political survival in their movements
> > > for freedom on technology we know is built to sell them out.
> > >
> > > I don’t want anybody taking life or death risks to make freedom
> > > somewhere carrying an iPhone. Because I know what the iPhone can be
> > > doing to him without our having any way to control it, stop it,
> > help
> > > it, or even know it is going on.
> > I feel very bad for those activists in the Arab world (and everywhere
> > else) who may be in great danger because of these records.
> > Yet another reason why we should work very hard on making the
> > Freedombox
> > real, deployable and easy-to-use.
> > : http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/04/apple-location-tracking.html
> > --Osama Khalid
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