The reason these computers spy on their "owners" is that they are run by nonfree software -- software that controls its users. This is one of many reasons we should reject nonfree software and demand that software be free, under its users' control.
Meanwhile, we should not settle for existing privacy laws. We must legally require the redesign of all digital systems so as not to accumulate dossiers about people.
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)