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Something about this story does not ring true. It says "... [the] Saudis gained access to the watch using Khashoggi's fingerprints and deleted certain files on the device.."
Huh?! How do I gain access to the Watch using TouchID?
And, is it possible to record on the Watch (even using an app)? Then transfer it to the phone? And upload automatically to iCloud? How would he have known the wifi password for the Saudi consulate? And how would people have access to his iCloud account?
(Add: I've answered some my own questions. Yes, it is possible, it turns out. One can set the Watch to unlock when the iPhone is unlocked; there are third-party apps such as "Just Press Record" that store locally on the Watch, then transfer to the iOS divide and/or cloud; his friends or associates could have known his iCloud login I suppose; it's possible that he did use wifi with some type of public login. Wow. Just WOW.)
hagar said:Thanks for pointing me to Joanna Stern's article on iPhone and AI in WSJ. I think she's spot on. The position of Apple on privacy is not a desirable one. If I look at my Android friends that are amazed by the AI delivered to their phone by Google & friends that analyse their data, I can't help but wonder how Apple will ever deliver something similar?
Nobody seems to care that Apple protects their privacy (it's a multinational too!) and Google not. They just want useful information delivered to them when they need it.
It is about the security of your financial and tax transactions; it's about protecting your health data; it's about protecting against stalkers; it's about protecting family communications; it's about protecting legal communications; it's about protecting corporate communications; its about protecting corporate IP and business practices; it's about payment systems; its protecting against hackers and spyware and malware and phishing. I I could go on.
This is also the reason that Android will never be the Next Big Thing in those arenas.
SpamSandwich said:Isn't much of Washington, DC a crime-ridden dump thanks to their mayor?
Um... certainly not relative to the past, if you believe in things such as data or facts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Washington,_D.C.
boltsfan17 said:jungmark said:Excellent. Just because Donnie doesn't understand science, doesn't mean we roll back progress.
pulseimages said:Steve Jobs would of gotten it done!
Punctuation would, of necessity, render the quoted sentence meaningless.
AppleExposed said:lkrupp said:But imagine what would happen if Apple did something like this, say buying Disney. The Internet would come to a complete standstill as the outrage and hand wringing consumed all available bandwidth.
The first thing I noticed was price.
If Apple was "stupid" for buying beats for 3B, imagine how stupid they would be to spend 85B on an acquisition?
Btw, here's an interesting factoid: that $85B for T-W + market values of CBS ($19B) + Viacom ($12B) + Half of Fox ($45B) ≃ market value of Netflix ($158B)