This is a public service announcement: by saying "IT is crap because users still buy it" you are effectively blaming the victim.

There is a huge information and resources asymmetry between large companies creating software and hardware, and regular person who just wants their Internet-connected device to, you know, not do harm. Companies effectively made a business model out of that asymmetry.

We need education and regulation to make IT not crap.


If you try to tell people their television literally spies on them (, most people will think you're some kind of nutcase.

I worry that people will only start to accept reality if we go through some kind of horrific Stasi-type scenario, but by then it may be too late to do anything about it 😟

Well, you are trying to do something about it, @switchingsocial, as we are.

Every time we organise a @PrivacySalonLux or a people come because they understand something is wrong and are looking for ways to fight against 'the machine'.

Others won't ever change their habits as they are in denial or colluded with the system but the more we are in spreading the message the better it is as regulators won't be able to ignore us any more.


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