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We’ll see what the fuchsia will or won’t look like, but in terms of sandboxing and deciding what the app can read (= very important for privacy) I have to say that ChromeOS was really cool (that was, because the native Chrome apps never became popular enough) :( And even Android is powerful compared to all desktop operating systems (including Linux and Mac OS, although iOS is a bit stronger when looking at mobile systems). Something like FLOC doesn’t create in-depth browser monitoring, but is just an attempt to go from central profiles (= Google has a list of sites you visited and updates your list of interests based on those visits) to decentralized profiles (= your computer, not Google, has a list of sites The web you visited and your computer only shares the list of interests). This is a great step in the right direction (although there are some hurdles on how to avoid fingerprints) along with stronger website security.

I think it’s extremely important to always be skeptical, especially with a company like Google and APIs like FLOC, so I’m definitely going to dive deeper into the practical implementation at some point, but I think we also have to be careful about whatever can be written off from Google. . Given the general trend, I expect that the new SIGNIFICANT OS will enable better access control, meaning that the worst case, just as with Android mods, will have detailed access control (beyond what the average user (I) still wants) I feel sad that Google by default has given all Android apps internet access -_-)). And this is something you can’t even dream about on Windows right now.

The big picture is that this operating system should provide Google with a platform for targeted advertising, among other things. The first page of the site does not mention privacy as a feature.

And this is where you totally lose me. Nothing but nothing indicates that “the big picture is that this OS should provide Google with a platform for targeted advertising.” Could it happen that Google builds a FLOC-like feature on the OS level? Sure, but even if this is a problem, there’s no indication that they do. Regarding your comment about “Oh no, privacy not mentioned,” note that the word “safe” means in their book

All programs running on Fuchsia get the least amount of privilege they need to do their job, and only get the information you need to know.

This is a greater privacy gain than almost anything else (as long as it is possible to restrict what the operating system itself communicates with and as long as there are researchers examining what the operating system sends)

[Reactie gewijzigd door David Mulder op 4 mei 2021 15:38]