It strikes me as wrong that many applications don’t make very clear where and in which format they store the information you create in them. Tools that don’t obviously create files (like word processors) I mean. Installed half a dozen note taking tools in the past days, and for only 1 can I easily establish where notes from those tools end up.

Given the geopolitical significance of handling data, as well as the ‘nothing about me without me’ demands increasingly made of data handling, I am at the point that if an application or service does not explicitly and obviously tell you where information is stored both on your device and in the cloud, and in which way and/or formats, it must be treated as destructive of agency, malicious maybe even, and certainly as untrustwothy.

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