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Wikipedia drops support for old Android smartphones; mandates TLSv1.2 to read



On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 17:26 Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:

> On 12/31/19 8:10 AM, joel jaeggli wrote:
> > Argumentation on the basis of a tu quoque fallacy doesn't really add
> > much to the dicussion. Depreciating potentialy dangerous and definitely
> > obsolete protocols does not make you a hypocrite.
>
>
> Then how about privilege?
>
> If someone is living in a less-privileged situation (oppressive regime,
> state controlled ISP, extreme poverty, whatever) there's also a good
> chance that such people may not able to acquire newer/updated technology
> easily, perhaps not even legally at great risk. I will disagree with
> anyone's assertion that people in such conditions deserve to be
> disenfranchised.



Iâ??m not entirely sure an argument based on privilege applies cleanly here.
There are freely supported (open source) TLS 1.2 / TLS 1.3 implementations
available for download - at no cost - that run on commodity hardware, even
as old as i386 cpu chips.

Kind regards,

Job
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