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Maciej Ceglowski: ‘Social Media Needs a Travel Mode’

Linked by Paul Ciano on February 24, 2017

John Gruber on the idea of a travel mode for social media accounts:

This is a good idea, but I worry that it won’t be enough. Even if it’s irrevocable for a temporary period, what happens if the rules are changed such that a customs agent inspecting your phone can detain you if any of your social media accounts are in “travel mode”? Is there a way to make such a mode undetectable?

“Travel mode” would be better than nothing, but no technical solution is a substitution for proper civil liberties. Our phones and devices should be protected against unwarranted search and seizure, period.

I could not agree more.

Paul Ciano

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