Who controls your technology? Intel.
Who controls your technology? AMD.
Who controls your technology? Alphabet.
Video running time: Approx. 10 minutes
Further reading: Google: The New Censorship
Who controls your technology? Microsoft.
Will the free software movement (e.g. GNU/Linux, etc.) set us free?
"Don't count on it!"
In addition to the above, the licensing structure of the free software movement -- particularly the "GPL version 2" license - has a tendency to build upon itself and create a vast culture of free software from which more and more people will benefit. A growing number of people have begun to ditch their expensive Macs and the in-your-face spying of Microsoft Windows 10, and are switching to the various "flavors" of Linux which are available for free and can revitalize old computer hardware.
This is obviously unacceptable to the powers that be, so we need to counter this trend by convincing the public that freedom is evil and that, when it comes to technology, the only people who would want to use free and open software systems are communists and terrorists! Yeah! To further this objective, loyal collaborator-minions have been placed into key positions throughout the free software movement and have already begun to dutifully carry out this important agenda. For example, a key bastion of the free software movement, the non-profit Mozilla foundation, maker of the popular Firefox web browser, is already working to sabatoge the movement from within:
When the general public begins to hear more and more stories like this one, they will be ever-more-strongly convinced that they ought to keep using the proprietary (but familiar) computing systems from the likes of Microsoft, Google, and Apple.