Posted in Finance, Free/Libre Software, Google, Microsoft at 7:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: ‘Surveillance capitalism’ money is still a liability to one’s reputation in the Free software world (the spying apparatus is always looking for something in return)

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