Todd Weaver

Founder and CEO
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In a recent opinion piece by Jennifer Senior, titled If We Care So Much About What Google Knows, Why Do We Keep Telling it Everything?, she properly describes the privacy paradox as what happens when a person consistently acts in ways that are contradictory to the privacy values professed by that same person.

The reasons behind the privacy paradox have been highlighted numerous times by our team at Purism: it all boils down to a simple word, convenience. It is convenient to give up your digital rights, it is simple to just click past a privacy wall, and easy to sign up for a service you know exploits you. It is inconvenient to learn about the best practices for privacy protection, from software to browser plugins and applications – let alone to find what service to use that isn’t entirely designed to spy on everything you do.

The solution to the privacy paradox has also been answered many times by our team at Purism. It all boils down to the same simple word, convenience. People want convenient products that respect them by default, that they can trust will not exploit them, that allow them to participate in digital society with peace of mind, knowing they are in complete control.

Creating an ethical, convenient alternative to Big Tech is what everything is about at Purism. As a Social Purpose Corporation, we design security-focused hardware combined with freedom-respecting software, and we have recently launched Librem One — our bundle of privacy-protecting applications, currently available on iOS and Android.

Librem One offers the gateway to the complete control of your digital life; it means you can sign up today and create a single account on Librem Chat, Librem Mail, Librem Social, and Librem Tunnel – that all are backed by proven protocols that do not track you, have no advertising, are decentralized and offer personal freedom with neither centralized control nor censorship. Social and chat are offered for free, while adding encrypted email and VPN are offered under a subscription – and more services are to be added in the future.

Combining Librem One with the other Purism line of products, such as a Librem laptop or Librem 5 phone, means you can relax in the knowing you are in total control of your hardware, software, and all your services. In other words: you can participate in digital society and be quite the trendsetter avoiding Big Tech, rather than sitting around (inside a privacy paradox – a strange place to find yourself in) shoveling your data to tech giants, for their profits only.

Avoid the privacy paradox: sign up for Librem One, and buy Purism products from your friendly Social Purpose Company.

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