@orbifx @lorabe I agree that awareness is a problem, people often don't realize the implications of using such technology. Meanwhile, companies spent a lot of time branding themselves as trustworthy. Google coining "don't be evil" is a good example.
I suspect that even most people who understand the problem are just resigned to it.
I think we need more open alternatives to these services that work well enough for regular people to use.
@yogthos @orbifx @lorabe
Unfortunately there's often an attitude in open/community projects that prevents normal people (who just want to use technology the way they drive a car) from using it. This patronizing "I'm going to educate you in How to Computer" attitude where adoption is deliberately made into a hurdle that keeps out the people who just want to share pictures of their cat or ask their phone to play a song or whatever.
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