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Richard Stallman: Cell Phones Are ‘Stalin’s Dream’

March 15th, 2011 03:18 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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jbrodkin writes “Cell phones are ‘Stalin’s dream,’ says free software pioneer Richard Stallman, who refuses to own one. ‘Cell phones are tools of Big Brother. I’m not going to carry a tracking device that records where I go all the time, and I’m not going to carry a surveillance device that can be turned on to eavesdrop.’ Even the open source Android is dangerous because devices ship with proprietary executables, Stallman says in a wide-ranging interview on the state of the free software movement. Despite some progress, Stallman is still dismayed by ‘The existence and use of non-free software [which] is a social problem. It’s an evil. And our aim is a world without that problem.’”

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