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“[A] great inert mass […] see current history and the tangled maze of world movements with dim, bewildered eyes, and are the inevitable dupes of the able organised interests who can lure, or scare, or drive them into any convenient course”: This is how English imperial critic John Atkinson Hobson described his fellow British citizens at the turn of the twentieth century, a moment that would later be known as the end of the First Industrial Revolution, the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution (if you agree with Jeremy Rifkin’s taxonomy), and the beginning of the end of the largest…


A Comprehensive Guide to Taking Back Control

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In the following I’m giving an in-depth description of my proposed process for improving an iPhone’s privacy protections. You can find a summary of the necessary steps at the bottom of the page.

Privacy is arguably my biggest concern whenever I decide whether and how to use technology. I ended up with an iPhone not because I trust Apple’s privacy pledges more than those of its rivals, but simply because I believe its business model compels it to treat me as a…

Thomas Tuchel

Progressive perspectives on society & technology

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