Shitlist

For companies, that means i actively invest energy to avoid giving them money.

For persons, it does not mean that i hate them, i just dont appreciate their existence.

This list is neither static nor exhaustive.

AMD

  • Intentional Backdooring (Platform Security Processor)

Allwinner

  • For producing SoC that are only supported if you compile linux with object files distributed as binary.

Amazon

  • Shitty worker treatment.
  • Alexa cloud connection, which is privacy violation per design.
  • Amazon Prime Ads / Subscription Trickery

Apple

  • Shitty worker treatment.
  • Actively impedes third-party component-level repairs
  • Misinforms customers about repair options to sell more products

Blizzard Entertainment

  • Telemetry.

Change.org

  • Selling data of signers.
  • Conscience scam.

Cisco

  • Persistently bad software quality for critical infrastructure.

Coraline Ada (Person)

  • Leftist signalling in Open Source (Contributor Coveneant).
  • Persistently attempting to gain political influence over projects.

Deutsche Telekom AG

  • Didn’t want to peer at DE-CIX, causing mis-routing of german traffic across non-german nodes.
  • Tried to use said failure as reasoning for a ‘german-only’ net as business opportunity.
  • Demands extra money for non-congested peering (aka doing their job).
  • Fiber scam.

DHL

  • Shitty worker treatment.

Facebook

  • Their business model is selling your data and then lying about it.
  • Intransparent Banning.
  • Radicalizing people by filter bubbles.

FreeBSD

  • Leftist signalling (No hug is illegal!).

Generali Versicherungen

  • Youtube Ads.
  • Insurances deal with massive individual surveilance.

GEZ

  • Scam to secure ex-politicans pensions.

Gilette

  • The 2019 Ad.

Github

  • Leftist signalling.
  • Excerting political pressure on projects.

Google Services

  • They scrape all your stuff to target ads.
  • Intransparent banning.

Intel

  • Intentional Backdooring (Management Engine)

Lennart Poettering (Person)

  • Regardless what he does wrong, its always the messengers fault.
  • Wouldn’t be an issue if he wasn’t maintaining infrastructure-critical software.

LG Electronics

  • TV Telemetry.

LLVM

  • Leftist signalling.

Microsoft

  • Windows Telemetry.
  • Hostility towards Free Software.

Nestle

  • Conspiring to blame fats for unhealthy food, while they make profits on selling sugar.
  • Irresponsible water draining.

Niantic Labs

  • Perpetually concepting games which inevitably result in loss of players location privacy.
  • Coincidentally, funded via In-Q-Tel/CIA.

Paypal

  • On-call removal of accounts for controversial customers.
  • Intransparent banning.

RedHat

  • Abusing control over Free Software ecosystems to introduce dependency on own project.

Sachsenmilch

  • Subsidary of Unternehmensgrupe Theo Müller.

SAP

  • Nonsensical internal policies.
  • Proliferation of software crap.

T-Systems

  • I received worst customer support there, while not being an customer, but employee.
  • Nonsensical internal policies.

Twitter

  • Radicalizing people by filter bubbles.
  • Intransparent Banning.

Unternehmensgrupe Theo Müller

  • Subsidizing Scams.
  • Asshats towards Farmers (Milk Protests 2008).

WhatsApp

  • Harassing open-source projects providing interfaces to the messenger (Yowsup).
  • Basing on open protocol (XMPP) while being asshats to open software.
  • Stealing contact lists for ad targeting (giving them to Facebook).
  • Subsidary of Facebook.

Youtube

  • Intransparent Banning.
  • Automated content creator harassment via Content-ID.

Zalando

  • 1st place in the intergalactic competition “Most annoying ad”. Aaaaaaaah.