By John Gruber
Kolide ensures only secure devices can access your cloud apps.
It’s Zero Trust for Okta.
Mozilla’s Privacy Not Included project’s take on Roku:
You can opt-out, but they won’t ask you. You have to go look for it, which means most Roku users don’t even know they’re being snooped on this way.
Most (all?) major smart TVs are privacy disasters too. Privacy is probably the main Apple TV advantage I didn’t mention the other day when speculating on why Apple TV even still exists. But even on an Apple TV box, you’re at the mercy of each app you use, and the major streaming services all collect information on everything you do. I mean, how else would their recommendation algorithms work? Or even just picking from where you left off in a movie you paused a day or two ago?
But Roku (and similar boxes, and smart TVs) track you at the system level.
I don’t let my LG TV connect to the internet. I mean why would I, if I don’t use its built-in apps for anything?
★ Thursday, 18 February 2021