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ascii said:The "GDPR" law mentioned in this article, that gives people a "right to be forgotten" - does that mean all sites must have a delete account function now or soon?
The timing from the EU couldn't be better.
bakerzdosen said:As has been said often (not sure who the original author is): "The tech industry needs to learn to distinguish between hate speech and speech they hate." This is clearly the latter.Apologises for Godwinning this thread but Apple has specifically called out Nazi symbols in its rejection. If you don’t think neo-Nazis are engaging in hate speech then I really wonder where you draw the line.And, yes, dig deep enough and you’ll find the same content on the other social media platforms. The difference being that the other social media platforms on iOS have guidance banning such groups - even if their enforcement of the rules is inconsistent.
Apple Music is just doing a better job at reaching and serving demand. That's it.
lkrupp said:Since when have ‘ports’ to the Mac been worth a damn? Sounds to me like a lazy developer unwilling to stay up-to-date.
nunzy said:If they don't follow Apple's rules, then this is what happens. Apple doesn't have to carry anything it doesn't like. Steam should have thought about that first.
This is the kind of thing that really pisses third-party developers off. Rules are applied unevenly.
dysamoria said:Which APIs? A beta is supposed to be feature-complete. Sounds more like Apple were doing alpha builds.
Thankfully developers managed to convince Apple to reverse course. However there was a good month of radio silence from Apple where companies didn’t know whether their whole business would continue to exist.
No-one seems to be talking about why apps like the NHS one aren’t using Apple’s API.
Apple’s API hasn’t been released yet and will only be compatible with devices running the very latest iOS version. It’s a similar story on Android. These apps require mass adoption to work effectively and that’s not going to happen if they require the very latest OS version to work.
The NHS’s app has been released under a MIT license and is available on GitHub if anyone wants to take a look at the code (https://github.com/nhsx/COVID-19-app-iOS-BETA). It’s got a pretty clever workaround for the the lack of true background functionality, relying on nearby devices to wake the app up.