i think more people will use Qubes,
because in my prediction, but my prediction could be wrong,
nowadays, due to corona pandemic, people life has been shifting to digital life,
but from privacy and security aspect, in my opinion, digital technology is not ready,
because, most of the digital technology,
focus more on performance, and how to make their product more user friendly,
also data mining,
but less focus on privacy and security of its user.
- There are backdoor on NSA-tier, i.e. intel Me
- There are privacy nightmare with OS, i.e. windows 10
- There are telemetry, maybe almost all software we use, have telemetry.
- And then there are malware, spyware, virus, trojan, and so on.
- There are hacker.
- There are man in the middle, i.e. LAN administrator, ISP, and any entity in the middle
- And then there are data mining giants:
4 horsemen of the apocalypse, US Tech Giant, China Tech Giant
- There are Google Privacy concerns
- There are 5 eyes, 9 eyes, 14 eyes
- also Android by Google, iOS by Apple - we don’t know what data being sent back home,
- and so on, …
Several weeks ago, I used Wireshark, to monitor Macbook traffic,
Wireshark only, without opening any other app, also I filter to my Macbook IP only,
and I saw busy traffic, between Macbook, and many Ips in the Internet,
which then I figured out, these IP belong to several Apple server, also Amazon and Microsoft,
not sure, what data in the traffic, since I didn’t open any app, other than wireshark.
so we are surrounded,
thankfully, Qubes can protect us from several threat model,
maybe not perfect, but much better.
so due to this situation & condition, I predict that more people will use Qubes.