Why security matters

In the future, our infrastructure will be insecure and unsafe due to insecure devices and components that are not patched. Manufacturers are not held responsible, vendors do not question the security of their products, and supply chain problems are left unaddressed. 

There are too few incentives to implement and increase security. Even the companies who take security relatively seriously by doing bug bounties and updates often phase out the patching of security of software and devices after a period of time that has never been made clear to the public.

Too often marginalised communities have to use technologies that do not receive security updates in a timely manner, if at all or have to incur additional costs. Users should be able to accept updates without having to worry that it also adds functionalities that might be privacy-invasive or otherwise against the interest of the user.