>>12130>Why isn't Pocket computers more of a thing?
You can get very small labtops from GPD and One Mix with for the size very powerful x86 processors>Having a portable device performing the same function as a "smart"phone without its mass surveillance features would be a dream
Wireless communication can always be triangulated, even for really far out stuff like a LoRa meshnet (which is really slow 3 to 50kbps), because of physical properties how wireless signals works.
if you use any of the cell tower based services you have to sign up for contracts that link your network traffic and your positional data (which cell towers you connected to and at what time) to your financial id. Also cellphone modems are backdoored pretty badly.
What you can get is devices that don't have spyware on the software level, which is i guess a consolation price >>12141
no the consumers are not to blame>>12143>Anybody making non-surveilance versions would get bought up by companies that do surveillance and then you'd be back to square one.
they could exist in a niche because their will always be plenty people who will never accept not having privacy
To be consistent surveillance capitalism may not be the final destiny for capitalism, right now all the data mining is financed based on a speculation that all that data about people is going to be really valuable (exchange value) in the future, but that is not guaranteed.