The FOSS Force Poll
The results of our “Apple vs. the FBI” encryption poll are in. Most of our readers agree with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s decision to stand up to the FBI.
Often when we run a poll on FOSS Force, the results only go to confirm what we already know. Our […]
Continue reading Poll: Don’t Help Government Unencrypt Devices
There are plenty of reasons to be anticipating the arrival of GNU/Linux phones and tablets. Verizon Wireless has given us another.
On March 7, the FCC slapped a $1.35 million fine on Verizon in a privacy case, a move that’s being hailed as a victory by some privacy advocates. If so, it would […]
Continue reading Verizon Case Illustrates Why We Need a Linux Phone
“Tyranny. Pure and simple. If it is software, somebody will find a way to hack it. If it is hardware, ‘old’ smartphones will be worth their weight in platinum.”
My friend Ross from Toronto made this comment with a link he posted on Facebook to The Free Thought Project’s article on a new about-to-be law […]
Continue reading When the Police Can Brick Your Phone
It’s hard to remember that it wasn’t that long ago that we only had a couple of choices to meet our computing needs. As recently as 2007, the year before Obama was elected, someone looking for […]
Continue reading Poll: You Mainly Use Desktops & Laptops
FOSS Week in Review
Canadians spy at airports
The more we see of the Snowden revelations the more we wonder, when did the English speaking world become a police state?
The latest news was reported January 30th by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), from which we learned that all the electronics eavesdropping hasn’t been being […]
Continue reading Torvald’s Thumbs Up, Gates’ Computer Skills & More…
Once upon a time there was a browser called Netscape…
Back in the days before the release of Windows 95, just as the public was discovering the Internet as an alternative to private networks such as Prodigy and CompuServe, Netscape was the bomb. In those days, Microsoft didn’t supply any method for surfing the Internet, […]
Continue reading Firefox OS: The Return of Microsoft’s Netscape Fears