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  • Florida has temporarily suspended support for its digital driver's license app

    Looks likes someone forgot to make a campaign contribution.
  • Whistleblower claims to have nearly died because of illegal chemical exposure from Apple

    She’s back.  I am sure the legal department at Apple wants to slit their wrists at this point.
    JFC_PACesar Battistini Mazierowilliamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Apple Intelligence & iPhone mirroring aren't coming to EU because of the DMA

    I would recommend if anyone wants to have a glimpse into the future of EU app stores, listen to the FT podcast tech tonic and their multipart series about Chinese technology.  One of the podcasts is about the android OS penetration in Africa where multiple apps allow convenient lending in minutes (at a 30% interest rate).

    Unfortunately if the user defaults, the apps harvest the contacts and the photos on the device to “shame” the user into paying off the loan.  They do this by sending text messages to your contacts to let everyone know you are a deadbeat and throw some compromising photos to the mix.

    The EU may regret their insistence on the breakup of the app store duopoly.  If they are going to encourage third market apps, it is on the EU government to police them.  I hope they are ready.
  • What happened to Safari Web Eraser -- the controversy, and what it looked like

    I subscribe to one of my local newspapers.  It is such a challenge to access their website on my iPhone because their website is over run with advertisements.  When I scroll, I accidentally touch an ad which launches a video amd stops me from reading an article.  It’s painful and I was looking forward to this feature.  Yet again, the interests of the consumer is lost in the debate.
  • Four more states are jumping onto the DOJ's antitrust suit against Apple

    Again as others have written, this suit seems to have been written at the behest of Apple’s competitors and not to protect consumers against the things that truly bother us- online criminality such as fake malware apps, cyber crime, excessive tracking, pop-up ads & surveys etc etc.  Apple’s closed garden approach is a consumer choice and for those who don’t want it…there is the android world and admittedly that has its advantage in terms of customization and maybe AI ability.

    This suit is analogous to saying Taylor Swift has a monopoly on concerts.

    At least they finally are taking on Ticketmaster.  There are real monopolies in the world.