Oh, I have full knowledge of the subject of open source, thank you very much. It’s just that I object to the cult aspect of open source, which is getting frankly ridiculous at times.
I don’t have a computer to do privacy. I have a computer to do things. I take care that my privacy is not infringed when it is at risk, and when it would be a problem. Meaning, far from 100 % of the time.
My Microsoft Excel 2003 does not infringe on my privacy a bit. Neither do My Revo Pro Uninstaller, my PDF X-Change Editor, my Cinta Notes, and hundreds of other proprietary programs, or services that I use.
Just to give a sense of perspective that’s needed here, one does not use a car to do road safety. One uses a car to go places, and if it can be done with a reasonable level of safety, then all the better. If, however, you let the avoidance of accidents become your primary aim, then it’s better you don’t drive at all.
Similarly, nobody cares about privacy in general. If everybody did, then humanity would get extinct very soon, since you wouldn’t be able to make babies. To give just one very obvious example.