A true story about what happens when "age appropriate" is allowed to become a subjective and politicised decision about how information is filtered to the young people who need it the most.
When I retired from open source projects in February, I did so with more than a little curiosity about what new opportunities would come up to fill the void. That’s how life works, after all. Here is the first one.
Yesterday I had the misfortune of discovering an appalling violation of children's privacy rights: a piece of keylogging stalkerware being sold as a "safeguarding" tool for parents, packaged in a hysterical scare story about sexting.
The draft Code is a recipe for creating a generation of children who will grow up sheltered, shattered, and shamed, as their outlooks and formative experiences are defined by safety warnings, age gates, and privatised surveillance.