Episode 34: Privacy and Self-Hosting
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Robert Douglass of Platform.sh about self-hosting collaboration tools, and other current privacy topics.
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.