We are becoming more and more dependent on the Internet for our work, education, communication, personal relations and entertainment. Our digital devices conquered an unprecedented level of importance in our life.
However, we are facing a loss of control over our smartphones, tablets and other devices for internet connection. It’s time to resolve monopolies and re-establish democratic control over the technology we most depend upon.
This talk will present the challenges end-users are facing to get more control over their devices and how Free Software is key for a consumer re-empowerement.
The talk will present real-life examples of policy demands against gatekeepers on digital markets, such as the struggle for Router Freedom in the last years and how Device Neutrality can serve as an important instrument for pushing forward end-user-oriented digital policies.