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Privacy with Open Source Software

Data protection is our main concern for the daily usage of digital devices. In times of data collectors like Facebook, Google and Co. Data protection is becoming more important. All devices are important at this point:
From PCs to smartphones and servers.
PwOSS provides user-friendly open source software and images which are ready to go for everyday use for you as a normal to inexperienced end-user. It provides information for people who are interested in data protection, a community which works together to ensure your data stays with you.
It doesn’t make any difference if you are a construction worker or an IT specialist. Data protection can and should be a concern for everyone.

PwOSS is a project for everyone.

Knowledge

PwOSS provides information and images for everyone who would like to learn more about the subject. With these information and images (for the Raspberry PI) you will be able to keep your data for yourself.

Common devices like smartphones and computer will be in focus for now. After all, devices like refrigerators, generally – smart homes and other IoT-Infrastructure will be part of the discussion too. Similarly, stays in certain cities and countries are not negligible.

FOSS/FLOSS

FOSS/FLOSS stands for Free and Open Source Software / Free/Libre Open Source Software (Wikipedia-Link).

These terms (commonly known as Open Source) describe software which source code is public to read and modify. Due to that, this software suits very well for data protection since data leaks can be ruled out.
PwOSS works mostly with Open Source Software to provide a maximum of privacy.

But remember: Every developer need your support to pay his bills. Services from Google etc. seem to be for free at first glance, but they sell your data like locations and much more.

Forum/Community

You don’t know anything about data protection but you don’t want to leave your whole privacy up to corporations?

Take a look at our forum. Here you are able to find many helpful tips and tricks to improve your data protection on your end devices. Don’t be shy, after all, we aren’t omniscient either.
Let’s work on it together and tackle the data protection issues we are currently facing in our connected world.

Community-Link

Do you still don't know what's it all about?

Do you think you have nothing to hide?

 

If you are still searching for further reasons why data protection and privacy does affect you as well, take a look at our information summary and get further information about our services.

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