The hot hype this year about Apple’s iPhone, a revolutionary mobile phone that’s an answer to the popular 3G phones, will have to be doused by DefectiveByDesign.org’s campaign against it. The reason: The phone locks a customer into AT&T, which has tied with the National Security Agency (NSA) in an alleged “massive, illegal program to wiretap and data mine Americans’ communications.”
For a long while, I’ve been wishing that iPhone hit the Philippine market and become an alternative to the current 3G phones having captivated many phone users. Smitten by its cool features and brand-new style, I wished to have that gadget (along with a Mac book, of course).
Now, since DefectiveByDesign.org mainstains that iPhone is as bad as Vista, what with its DRM and anti-privacy features, my wish would have to be like a bubble just burst. So, if you’re living in the US using or wanting to have that gadget, think again and join the campaign against it. And if you’re living in the Philippines drooling at the thought of having one, wipe that off. In the meantime, make do with what you have, so long as it keeps you connected to your work colleagues, friends and loved ones.
And here’s wishing for open-source phones to finally capture the global market.
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