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  • Apple not a monopoly but must allow alternate payment methods for apps, judge rules

    Beautiful is that we will be able to see how harmful is for Consumers!

    next step: right to repair & etc ! I want to be able to change the battery on my iPhone, the memory on my Mac Mini and etc. !
    you mean like I buy a car from Mercedes Benz but I have the freedom to put whatever has and repair it wherever I like? I’ve never understood why everyone thinks that Apple still owns the device you purchased? 
  • UK government lauds Apple's CSAM plans as it seeks to skirt end-to-end encryption

    Britain: mini-China 
  • iOS 15 expands 'Unlock with Apple Watch' to Siri requests on iPhone

    Boy I hope this will include Bluetooth settings like switching between AirPods!!
  • Apple's Chinese wind power partner linked to Uyghur forced labor programs

    This seems a reverse logic of what really happened. Goldwind Science & Technology may be trying to train Uyghurs to work. If you are being trained you are not considered a formal employee and got paid little. Similar things happened in silicon valley. Some young people wants to get into some high tech company. They volunteered to do work without pay. Without the facts it is too early to judge Goldwind Science & Technology is using forced labor. 
    Not sure if we live in the same universe I’ve worked for a handful of startups and larger enterprises here in the Bay and City. An intern can count on a salary in the mid $100k. I’ve never came across anyone “working for free”! Granted that 100k won’t get you far and you’d probably look at living with roommates. But nevertheless this is categorically FALSE!
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Google in Oracle Java fight

    cloudguy said:
    1. No one was paying Sun licensing fees. Sun was giving Java away for free to anyone and everyone who wanted it because they wanted Java to be the basis of an open Internet platform that Microsoft was desperately trying to use IIS and .Net to lock down for themselves. 

    That’s not true at all. In the end of the 90s beginning of 2000. If you were working on extending or improving the JVM (Hotspot) you’d pay Sun a substantial amount of licensing fees. Ostensibly it was mostly IBM, BEA Systems and Oracle paying these licenses.