Episode 34: Privacy and Self-Hosting

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By Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Doc Searls. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Robert Douglass of Platform.sh about self-hosting collaboration tools, and other current privacy topics.

Show notes:

0:00:54: Introduction to a couple of tools

0:02:04: Doc's take on Zoom.

0:05:13: A lot of what we do online is not especially private.

0:06:33: Apple and Google and contact tracing.

0:09:00: Healthcare is a B2B insurance business.

0:11:15: Health information and advertising.

0:13:04: Convenience versus privacy.

0:13:26: SaaS products and convenience, Facebook, Apple. Concerns of the individual versus the concerns of the many.

0:15:46: The inevitable part where we go dark.

0:16:02: We're in the weirdest moment in modern civilization.

0:20:36: Radio, Internet, Television and Trump.

0:22:21: Bill Gates.

0:23:45: SaaS collaboration tools and privacy.

0:27:20: Who can you trust with your data, especially during a pandemic among questionable actors.

0:28:00: Mattermost

0:30:23: NextCloud

0:31:07: Jitsi

0:33:19: Cost differences.

0:38:31: ideology and dogmas way easier than real life, right?

0:39:23: Edward Snowden and Signal.

0:40:35: Signal vs. What's App.

0:41:20: Self-hosting and technical skill. Privacy trade-offs.

0:44:17: Apple watch.

0:45:12: Pragmatism.

0:46:58: Zoom and security scrutiny.

0:50:54: Facebook, privacy, and politics.

0:55:29: Facebook vs. Google.

0:56:36: Zoom scrutiny and appeal.

1:02:11: Conferences, air travel, climate change.

1:08:07: COVID innovation.

1:11:23: Stay home, be safe, deploy Mattermost and wash your hands.

Special Guest: Robert Douglass.

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