"There has always been a lot of that going around, but since the
world of tech inevitably contains more of everything, there's more
fauxpen stuff than ever. In his post Tristan issues a fresh warning
about some of what he calls "a venus flytrap of technology". His
"Fauxpenness: Calling a system or platform open while it is,
when more closely scrutinized, under the tight control of its
Fauxpen system (or fauxpen platform): a system or platform that
claims to be open but, upon closer examination, isn’t."