“Mudita prides itself on its commitment to privacy as well as transparency and selling data has never been and never will be part of its business model”
Basically the two reasons the Mudita Pure got my attention.
Tech companies, by default, gather an insane amount of data, even the less greedy among them (I’m looking at you Big Sur[veillance]). I checked out of curiosity someone’s android phone a couple of weeks ago and it’s even hard to believe where we’re at. The amount of data they are collecting, and the insidious their methods are is something over the top. By default you are sharing your location, your contacts, what you type, what you read, what you buy, how long you look at this or that picture, what you download, how long you stay online, everything your camera and sensors are registering, your routines and activity patters, etc… You “share” all this with your phone company, with the apps you installed, with Google (via different methods) and who knows who else. On the top of that they are not making things easy for you to opt out and turn the surveillance off: to begin with the option to toggle this kind of permissions off is never obvious and even when you find it and opt out, in many cases they warn you you are gonna lose important features or make your app or your phone almost useless. In some instances even when you deliberately and after some effort and some tweaking turn off this options or get rid of this programs… they keep tracking you anyway. Insane.
Lately more and more people are realizing the huge problem this is and moving to more respecting software and hardware alternatives.
The Mudita team is doing the right thing, and hopefully others will follow example.