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Fake Security From Linux Foundation and the Monopolies It's Fronting for

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Summary: Linux Foundation as a front group (of IBM and others) is once again falsely marketing as 'security' something which in practice gives more control to a handful of monopolies that spy on people and steal people's personal data (that in itself is a security breach)

THE above video turned out to be a lot longer than expected. It started by dealing with fake security like this latest monopolisation and centralisation stunt, sheltered by the Linux Foundation for the impression of being vendor-neutral.



At the end the video ended up mentioning UEFI 'secure' boot (outsourcing control to monopolies; letting foreign corporations decide what you can and cannot boot on your computer), Flathub (the binary/blob/proprietary "repo" or "app/s store" mentality), TPM, and even Let's Encrypt, which turns Web access into a monopoly (one authority getting to decide what sites you can and cannot access). Of course none of those things are truly about security; they're about control (not yours, not by you) and centralisation/monopolisation that will definitely beget censorship and collective social control.

IBM logoIt's 2021 already and the corporate media participates in a campaign of deception around what constitutes real security and good practices around real security. Boosted by FUD, Microsoft is trying to buy the major supply chains (GitHub and then NPM), in turn serving malware to GNU/Linux and then blaming "Linux" or the companies using it (never even mentioning that malware was in fact being delivered by Microsoft from its very own servers). This is not security. This is monopoly imposed on us in the name of "security", just as back doors inside encryption get marketed as "national security" (as if only terrorists need secure communication channels).

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