The Apple Illusion ~ On Privacy & Freedom

iPhones and MacBooks are beautiful pieces of hardware that you can ‘rent’ from Apple & that’s about it. Why did I specifically use the word ‘rent’? The only thing you ever ‘buy’ from Apple is their marketing Apple devices - natively run their proprietary operating systems. iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS & MacOS. They make is either difficult or impossible to sideload apps (iOS) / run your own OS on the phone - you seemingly ‘paid for’....

Instant Messengers

Unless you’re from the USA (the land of free SMS). You probably use a messaging app like WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram. Why? You get cross-device-sync, better features, ditch phone numbers as identifiers, privacy controls, stickers & share huge files Does Privacy = Security? A prime example of this is ‘WhatsApp’. News and media websites keep using that buzzword ~ End To End Encryption and say your messages are secure....

Digital Privacy and Surveillance-Capitalism

China; heard about China in these recent days? The app bans and censoring websites of Chinese origin under the so called name of national security and privacy of Indian citizens? While ironically the Government relies on American services and #BigTech giants like GAFAM Google, Apple, Facebook (Instagram and WhatsApp), Amazon and Microsoft and they don’t face the ban hammer because of their countless privacy violations. The Indian government has no problem with the American government spying on us....