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  • BlackBerry CEO says Apple's security stance puts company over 'greater good'

    In the post, Chen used language similar to that at the Security Summit, saying that "we are indeed in a dark place when companies put their reputations above the greater good."
    define greater good... I don't see how creating a Backdoor that can be reused in the future to give the governments all the power over their citizens is the greater good. 
  • Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorshi...

    While the question can and should be raised, the fact that it comes from Ted Cruz is just discrediting the whole process :)
  • Apple polling MacBook Pro owners on use of headphone jack, other ports

    While I don't have a problem on ditching it on the iPhone, PLEASE dont ditch it on the Mac yet. Just DON'T.

    when you DJ and want to listen to some songs on your computer you want to listen to them on the headphones you're gonna use at the venue. They aren't wireless. And I don't want to ever use a Windows computer for that. Thanks.
  • Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

    Very nice essay, as usual!
    watto_cobraration al
  • Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

    Great article. As usual.

    And regarding the metro, I live in Brussels, Belgium and haven't own a car for at least 3-4 years. I don't miss it. When needed, I'll use a Uber, other than that, metro, bus, tram, train, and public bikes.

    I save hundreds and hundreds of %u20AC per year in taxes, gas, insurances, car repairs... But most of all, even with the punctual network problems, I overall save hours and hours of time not being stuck in traffic, not having to look for a parking spot (that you probably have to pay for), and on top of that, as my attention is not required to drive, I can work in the train, and reply to emails and other in the metro etc... So double time saved.

    My conclusion? Thanks to that, not only do I diminish my expenses and get more time to do other things, even a metro trip can actually bring me money.

    That being said, there is an issue that SF has we don't have: earthquakes... Building a metro in a high risk area is probably way more complex than in an area where in 32 years, we had pretty much 2 earthquakes over 5...

    Regarding China, that metro may be new, but the stations have no artistic taste... Which I find a bit sad, coming from a city where an artist was commission for pretty much every metro station to make it special, and different from the other. Yes some are old and getting a bit dirty, but the sculpture in the middle of the main hall, the paintings and Rotherham graphic arts on some of the walls, and the music playing 24/7 (and adapting it's level when a metro comes in to override the noise disturbance of the machinery) make it for me quite enjoyable to use...
  • California Assembly considers bill to mandate encryption backdoors

    Meanwhile tobacco killed millions of people but only needs to have a big sticker on the box and a higher tax rate...
  • Twitter close to hiring former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris, report says

    Co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to the company last month and promised dramatic changes to make more Twitter more viable
    I think there is an extra more in this sentence :)