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Old 01-29-2019, 05:23 AM   #1
HermesPan
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Luddite several days per week

I like the advantages of audio and e-books but I am not comfortable w/ electronic devices and am especially concerned about electronic privacy.

It seems my choices are mass market and cheap hardware and software (Apple, Android) but I am skeptical of the big corporations as much as I am skeptical about big government. However the alternative of buying devices with cash, using gift cards, changing payment methods etc is just to James Bond hassle. I am looking for a simple streamlined solution for non-techies like myself. I am not going to reboot and do technical stuff like that.

Having visited Mainland China (PRC) I am disturbed by the changes I see in commercial transactions being so integrated with government-issued ID and even now a system of 'social credits' . I fear that the USA, UK and other Anglo nations are headed in the same direction.

So, I want to use my e/a book with some semblance of privacy. But without becoming obsessive about it.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:47 PM   #2
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Brazil is in the same bag as China. USA might still be salvageable, or so I hope.

Best of luck.
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