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  • Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance

    Here is my request Apple ... get back into the WiFi business with mesh airport hardware.  I will buy that kit and be comfortable knowing that it won't get sold to Google.
  • Review: Galaxy Buds easily beat Apple's AirPods but are years late to the game

    gatorguy said:
    Wow, talk about a blatant rip-off of the AirPods! Absolutely disgusting!

    Companies like Scamsung and Huawei will never learn, this is their DNA; lie, cheat, steal, defraud until you get caught, then pay the fees, and rinse and repeat!
    These look NOTHING like the AirPods. use a completely different form-factor, and have features and functions Apple's product does not, just as Apple's product has a unique iconic look and Apple-specific features. How are they a "blatant ripoff"? In your haste to comment are you confusing images of the AirPods in the AI article as images of Samsung's product?
    Ignore them.  There are trolls on both sides.  These are Apple trolls.  
  • Review: Galaxy Buds easily beat Apple's AirPods but are years late to the game

    gatorguy said:
    How did this AirPods wannabe get on my AppleInsider feed?
    And why did you read it?
     :D :D  
  • iPhone takes arrow intended for owner in Australian attack

    BxBorn said:
    Clearly Australia needs better Bow and Arrow control laws...
    I guess it’s funny to joke about thousands of senseless deaths? 39,773 gun deaths in USA in 2017. That’s 4.54 people, every hour of every day of the year. I’m embarrassed for you. 
    Australia had the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 in which 35 people were killed (23 wounded) by a retard armed with a high powered semi-auto rifle.  In the wash up, federal politicians across the political spectrum legislated to tightly restrict the availability of rifles / guns.  Since that day in 1996 there has not been a single massacre in Australia (23 years).
  • Security researcher hands Apple details of Keychain bug, calls for explanation regarding l...

    carnegie said:
    People generally can't be held liable (e.g., through a civil action) for (negligent) omissions which lead to harm suffered by others. But there are exceptions to that general rule.

    I don't know all the details of this situation, and he's in Germany so applicable principles might be very different, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility that he could face civil liability if he didn't take reasonable action (e.g. revealing details of the exploit to Apple) to mitigate the risk of harm to others. Again, the general rule would protect him from such liability. But I can think of exceptions which could possibly apply in this case. So it's possible - though I don't mean to suggest likely, I just don't know enough to make such an assessment - that he's now been made aware that he could face civil liability if he doesn't disclose the details of the exploit to Apple and, as a result of Apple not being able to address the problem as quickly, third parties are harmed.