Yosemite == No Privacy

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in macOS edited October 2014

Not sure what Mavericks did, but this is interesting:

https://github.com/fix-macosx/yosemite-phone-home

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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,436moderator
    rickers wrote: »
    Not sure what Mavericks did, but this is interesting:
    https://github.com/fix-macosx/yosemite-phone-home

    This will be much like the unified Safari URL bar. If you type the URL wrong, it'll send requests to a search engine but this is a bit worse as it's the terms you use for local files, which could be people's names or more likely terms relating to obscene sexual content. They have a checkbox to turn it off though (2nd paragraph) so another perv crisis is averted:

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    Originally Posted by Rickers View Post

    Not sure what Mavericks did, but this is interesting:

    https://github.com/fix-macosx/yosemite-phone-home


     

    I don't get why your searches would be sent to Apple at all (since they're not the ones who handle the processing), so I don't like that, but given that Apple doesn't actually do anything with your Spotlight searches what does it matter?

     

    Unless they DO handle the processing and there's a custom backend-only "Apple search engine" that exists as a go-between for the user and the Wikipedia/Wolfram|Alpha info that comes up in Spotlight.

     

    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post

    ...more likely terms relating to obscene sexual content.

     

    I can see it now: Apple has a dedicated guy who creates algorithms to sort fetishes for storage...

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