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Cell phones are ‘Stalin’s dream,’ says free software movement founder

“Nearly three decades into his quest to rid the world of
proprietary software, Richard Stallman sees a new threat to user
freedom: smartphones.

“”I don’t have a cell phone. I won’t carry a cell phone,” says
Stallman, founder of the free software movement and creator of the
GNU operating system. “It’s Stalin’s dream. Cell phones are tools
of Big Brother. I’m not going to carry a tracking device that
records where I go all the time, and I’m not going to carry a
surveillance device that can be turned on to eavesdrop.””


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