Re: [105attendees] (re. plenary) measuring privacy, trusting devices and verifiability

Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> Wed, 24 July 2019 22:58 UTC

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Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:58:47 -0400
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Subject: Re: [105attendees] (re. plenary) measuring privacy, trusting devices and verifiability
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On Jul 24, 2019, at 6:40 PM, David Lamparter <equinox@diac24.net> wrote:
> The /only/ situation where I will trust (and recommend others to trust)
> any device is when I have the ability to build and compare the code that
> runs on it.

That’s great for you, but impractical for the average person.   The average person either has to just hope for the best, or has to pay someone who offers to provide this (what you do on your own) as a service.   There are lots of options for this—I believe it is how Canonical and Red Hat pay the bills.