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Internet Freedom

Premise

This awesome and revolutionary tool which goes by the Internet is so powerful that in certain ways it is becoming a threat to the freedom of its users, who, in exchange for services, indifferently hand over their data, therefore giving up personal independence and liberty.

Essentially, I interpret internet freedom as the joint concern for two overlapping macro-themes:

  • privacy and security of digital tools
  • decentralization and de-monopolization regarding both hardware and software development
I wish I had both the time and the knowledge to write some in-depth articles about the topics mentioned above, but I am still studying and trying to better tackle the problems of the internet and their roots, in order to form a well-grounded opinion. For this reason, content of this page is pretty random and schematic.


Random

Avoid Neo-Luddism

They [proletarians] direct their attacks not against the bourgeois conditions of production, but agains the instruments of production themselves

Marx, Communist Manifesto

Avoid Neo-Luddism: the problem is not technology itself, nor any digital device. Rather, it is a matter of how such devices are produced and how they work.



Time

Digital awareness is time consuming.
The only excuse I accept from people refusing to inform themselves about how we are being sucked into a worryingly inescapable and uncontrollable ecosystem is that they don’t have time.

I get it. I “wasted” hours, days, reading articles and watching videos concerning the internet, its functioning and its governance. I wish this matter could be simpler and more clear, but understanding internet monopoly both requires a fair amount of technical knowledge and it is a subtle matter.



Choose the alternative

Just complaining, waiting for things to get better, believing that a conscious use is enough to keep clear from big tech negative impact is simply bullshit.

To change something and to make things better we need to switch to healthier, more ethical, often even cooler alternatives.

!Quit and switch



Roadmap

!Road to Internet Freedom



Resources

Random links about privacy online

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