The year is 2019 and I can’t buy a good majority of consumer technology because we lack privacy legislation and consumer protections. Example: it’s absurd that my TV came with spyware that can’t be turned off or avoided; I had to stop it from phoning home at the network level. It also came with an arbitration clause and a clause waiving the right to a class action lawsuit.
The"I have nothing to hide" excuse is government propaganda.
The issue behind these monopolies is far deeper, it's corrupt legislators in cahoots with companies.
It's a web of laws aimed at protecting the rich, and the more these laws are passed, the harder it is to fight then at consumer level - 1/3
Can you stop consuming gas when the law forces you to live in a suburb where businesses - even grocery stores and hair salons and dentists - cannot be built and the closest one is kilometers away?
And then you can't prevent big corps from lobbying because they've legalized it - 2/3
It's very hard to boycott when you're alone. Soon smart TVs will be the only kind of TVs because of "consumer demand".
The solution requires organization, propaganda and supporting pro-consumer and pro-human-rights nonprofits worldwide.
We can't win this war alone; we need to stick together, and these nonprofits are our greatest ally. - 3/3
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