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Re: Hijacking of foss community
« Reply #60 on: June 02, 2021, 02:08:13 pm »
Me: "And if i activate 'Don't send location', or if i activate 'suppress phone-no'?"
He just smiled at me, and shook his head: "eh eh.... You can do whatever you want on your smartphone, they know...... We know the protocols...."
[…] And the suppression of the number also happens on the side of the network, not your phone.
Also, in Germany it’s illegal (for phone carriers) to implement effective suppression of your number when calling the emergency services, § 102 (8) TKG, or facilitate suppression of position data, § 98 (3) TKG. Public (pay)phones even have to ensure their number and position are transmitted in any case, § 108 (1) 3 TKG.
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Re: Hijacking of foss community
« Reply #61 on: June 02, 2021, 02:47:55 pm »
I don’t know about communication not being “property”. It is most certainly intellectual property or should be.

Communication is not property. Intellectual property is property.

Even in the USA which has the most rabid attitude to free speech possible, you can say anything you want but if you divulge somebody else's IP in the process you'll face the consequences.

My computer is certainly my property

Bet? You have a license to use the operating system, you don't own it. Ditto the IP in the BIOS. Ditto the IP in the increasing-number of cores that make up the chipset and peripherals. You don't actually own very much there, except that you can violently surrender the collective licenses by putting the whole thing through a scrap shredder.

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Re: Hijacking of foss community
« Reply #62 on: June 02, 2021, 03:44:29 pm »
Locked, due to the following reasons:

* The original concern has (afaik) been addressed.
* Recent posts have diverged. And are either outside the scope of this forum, or belong into other threads.


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