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  • Meta to continue use of facial recognition technology

    So the sociopath parent tried to make its sociopath child look better by making misleading press releases? They still match to the best of the same pathological drum

  • Side-loading is a gold rush for cybercriminals, says Craig Federighi

    I would prefer to not force apple to allow sidelining.  It opens up a lot of security issues.  I had an android before switching to iPhone and there were all kinds of malware programs I had to dodge when searching outside the google app store for apps. Wouldn’t this also make it a lot easier for someone to side load malware onto your phone.  I’d be a lot less comfortable letting someone use my phone to make a call or send a quick text, hell even to take a quick family picture.  Can you imagine how much worse this would make things for Chinese dissidents? It would make it easier for bad actors.  As others have said, if you want a phone that allows side loading if apps, go to android.  There are more android phones than iPhones. There is no monopoly.  There are people who want to have their trucks jacked way up, and have giant tires on them.  That does t mean ford or GM should be made to sell them that way, or make it easy.  The higher you lift a truck the more likely it is to flip = less safe.  Allowing side loading is also less safe.  If you want side loading, jailbreak your iPhone.  Yes, that will void some of your iPhone warranty, same as exceeding certain specs with car mods will void warranties.  
  • Facebook shutting down face recognition efforts & deleting data

    I would be willing to bet that they will keep copies.  I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear of the data being hacked and leaked/sold.  I am curious how secure they have been keeping this data.  They are still walking and talking like a duck. 
  • App Tracking Transparency has hit social media for $10 billion in lost revenue so far

    Good!  Their harvesting of our information is beyond creep and should be criminal.  Honestly, at this point I think they are doing more harm than good.  
  • Apple's 140W 16-inch MacBook Pro charger gets the teardown treatment

    crowley said:
    normm said:
    crowley said:
    Would be nice if it had more than one USB-C port. 
    It has three.
    The charger does not have three USB-C ports.  It has one.

    I’m surprised that there isn’t a usbc plug bug yet.