Wired: Apple is trying to kill the monster it helped create

I disagree with the author’s logic and premise but I love the picture! :slight_smile:

I’m with you @Bmosbacker, if the suggestion was true that Apple Laid the foundations for social media, then they also laid the foundation for easier organised crime. What a load of rubbish. It’s like saying that the Gutenberg press caused pornography to flourish. Hogwash!

Apple Privacy first stand shows that they do not condone the behaviour of those who surveil their user’s location when they don’t need to (looking at you Uber) and track their users, even when they’re not logged in (Facebook)

Unfortunately adding Apple’s name to an article guarantees clicks.


Agreed, that was a poorly written, poorly reasoned bit of click bait. But I still like the picture. :slight_smile:


Of course not. You can only do so much with moveable typeface. Everyone knows the real reason for the flourish in pornography was the introduction of the dot matrix printer.

(And I say this as one who knows someone who made a small fortune selling printouts from these dot-matrix printers in the 70s where faces were formed from using letters with different dot-densities.)



You know Tim would be far less ostentatious with his armour. :rofl:

That is certainly true!! :slight_smile:

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The comments on the article say pretty much the same thing.

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Pfft. I saw … things … printed on a 4ft high band printer, where the steel band had the letters and numbers as raised glyphs like a typewriter. Never mind dot densities, it was simply character density.

The printouts were also several feet high. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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ASCII porn… :upside_down_face:

Jokes aside, and without pretending to solve a fairly complicated matter in a single line, I believe it’s fairly dangerous not to look at apple’s privacy focused behaviour with a strongly critical eye.

The “privacy in IT” problem should be solved outside private companies.

This does not means that apple isn’t more privacy focused than others companies (in the western world, at least).