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April 3, 2023 78 mins
Do you love money and freedom? Do you hate being spied on and having your data monetized, shared, breached, and held captive by creepy organizations? If so, Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) is right for you! Even if you’re paying, many closed-source applications and services are harvesting and sharing your personal data (searches, purchases, location, health and fitness, etc.) and potentially exposing you to critical security vulnerabilities. Many have come to accept that if you want to live in a modern society, you must use proprietary software and accept their abusive practices. This just isn’t the case. Not only are there a lot of great FOSS alternatives out there, many of them are actually better than their proprietary counterparts. In addition, we see a disturbing trend of proprietary software weakening encryption, collecting more data, bundling adware, and moving to subscription payment models. Abandon this sinking ship while you still can. In this episode, we explain what the issues with closed-source software are and how FOSS can help. We also discuss action items for transitioning to FOSS and using closed-source software in a controlled manner if you need to. Visit us at biggerinsights.com to request a consultation or read our blog. Please consider making a non-deductible contribution to help us break through Big Tech suppression and keep this podcast going. OpenAlias: contribute.biggerinsights.com. Monero (XMR), Bitcoin (BTC), and Litecoin (LTC) addresses at biggerinsights.com/support-us. Correction (25, July 2023): It was stated in this episode that Amazon purchased iRobot. Amazon has entered into an agreement to purchase iRobot, but this transaction has yet to close. However, we expect it to close and remain concerned about Amazon's data collection.
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