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  • UK government lauds Apple's CSAM plans as it seeks to skirt end-to-end encryption

    I find it difficult to take anyone seriously who uses the phrase "truly evil".
  • Google Chrome for Apple Silicon M1 Macs arriving on Wednesday

    Perhaps I have missed it...  but  there been any information on the relative speed of Rosetta 2 applications?  Intel on Intel vs. Intel on M1 vs M1 on M1?

    I ask since the post mentions using the Mac with Intel chip running with Rosetta 2.  It would be interesting to see browser speed test results for the various permutations.
    Anandtech has posted some benchmarks on this, with performance drops in the range of 5 to 50 percent, depending on the complexity of the code. (even with the performance drops, M1 performed better than many of the Intel Macs) I don’t recall that they looked at browsers specifically.
  • macOS Big Sur telling Apple what app you've opened isn't a security or privacy issue

    Thank you for this timely piece - I was wondering about this yesterday.

    According to the following analysis, the hash that is sent is not unique to the app but only to the developer certificate:
    “- No, macOS does not send Apple a hash of your apps each time you run them.
    - You should be aware that macOS might transmit some opaque information about the developer certificate of the apps you run. This information is sent out in clear text on your network.”
  • Supposed 'iPhone 12 Pro Max' screenshots show Camera & LiDAR settings, hint at 120Hz displ...

    imat said:
    The screenshots seem very "un-Apple". Too many options to activate and deactivate, way too confusing. I honestly hope this isn't the direction Apple chooses for the future. Many of these "options" shouldn't be options at all. 120 Hz? OK, but make it across the board as standard. Why give options buried in the settings menu?

    The same applies for the camera options. Way too many options. Make them "smart" and "standard" and that's about it.

    If someone has a "pro Camera" app of some sorts, that they purchased separately, give them the ability to toggle settings, but not everyone.

    The setup process of a new iPhone will otherwise become EVEN LONGER and cumbersome. With the result people will have to spend 20' checking and unchecking stuff, privacy, alerts, locations, camera settings and the like before even starting to use the iPhone. 

    Aren’t they screenshots of devices used for testing? If that’s the case, the final options visible to consumers may be streamlined.