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I attended a session titled “AI and Privacy” yesterday and was under the impression that the discussion was going to be about AI the threat to privacy.

Although the subject matter was addressed by the panel somewhat, the discussion seemed to be more focused on how an alarm company partnered with Google protects their alarm customer’s personal information if the customer does not consent to Google’s data collection business practices.

If the alarm customer does not consent by clicking on “I Agree”, then most of the beneficial features of the security product will not be available to the alarm customer to use, the CTO of the alarm company explained.

They never addressed the real problem, which is overly aggressive data collection from the combination of centralized operating systems (Android, Apple iOS, and Windows), intrusive apps, social media platforms, and generative AI all from business models rooted in Surveillance Capitalism.

The CTO of the alarm company on one hand explained how there are many threats to your personal privacy and confidential personal information in today’s connected world driven by intrusive AI, yet the alarm company partners with Alphabet (Google) one of the largest data brokers in the world whose sole business model is to monitor, track, and data mine their end users for profits.

Let’s face facts, Alphabet/Google is in the Trillion Dollar “Information Trafficking Industry” as their valuation for the price of their stock is driven off of how much information they can collect from their end users to sell to targeted advertisers.

On one hand this CTO stated that you can trust your personal information with them, yet on the other hand they sell access to their subscribers to Alphabet to surveil and data mine the subscriber.

I found it shocking that the alarm company actually monetizes their customer’s personal and business information collected as a result of the use of their products and services, especially since they are supposed to be a security company.

The “take-it or leave-it” contracts of adhesion forcing people to give up their digital rights needs to stop.

If you do not accept Google’s predatory terms of service by clicking on “I Agree”, you cannot use the products and services you paid for, and/or many of the key features that you need will not be available to you as the CTO of the alarm company explained so the customer of the alarm service is forced to participate if they want the full benefits of the products and services that they are paying for.

This is one of the many reasons Purism does not require you to click “I Agree” to use Purism products offering secure and private decentralized technology such as PureOSPureOS from Purism, plus secure apps that support PureOS.

After all, Purism’s operating system, PureOS, apps, smartphones, tablet PCs, laptop PCs, and other services do not require the end user to click on “I Agree” so never give up their rights to privacy, and never are surveilled, data mined, nor exploited for profits. This is an important difference between Purism and the Big Tech competition.

Purism Products and Availability Chart

 ModelStatusLead Time 
USB Security Token Purism Librem KeyLibrem Key

(Made in USA)
In Stock
($59+)
10 business days
Librem 5In Stock
($999+)
3GB/32GB
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple
(4 GB Data)
In Stock
($99/mo)
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple Plus
(10 GB Data)
In Stock
($129/mo)
10 business days
Librem 5 + AweSIM
(Unlimited Data)
In Stock
($169/mo)
10 business days
Librem 11In Stock
($999+)
8GB/1TB
10 business days
Most Secure Laptop Purism Librem 14Librem 14In Stock
($1,370+)
10 business days
Most Secure PC Purism Librem Mini
Librem MiniApr 2024
($799+)
Shipping April, 2024
Purism Liberty Phone with Made in USA ElectronicsLiberty Phone
(Made in USA Electronics)
Apr 2024
($1,999+)
4GB/128GB
Shipping April, 2024
Most Secure Server Purism Librem ServersLibrem ServerApr 2024
($2,999+)
Shipping April, 2024
The current product and shipping chart of Purism Librem products, updated on March 26th, 2024

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