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  • India withdraws Apple Messages from new social media regulations

    crowley said:
    mSak said:
    crowley said:
    While some social media platforms include chat features between individuals or to a group, this isn't what defines a social media platform. In much the same way that a conference call isn't social media. Calling such platforms social media requires twisting the term "social" to mean any other contact without any kind of logic or limitation.

    Social media includes public forum and discovery components. To use an example which demonstrates the difference: a person on a social media platform can choose to make a post which can be seen by other unknown users or the general public. This post can also be shared and forwarded in a way that links back to the original poster. All of these are absent in group chat environments such as Apple Messages, Zoom calls and so on.

    One can attempt to argue that certain features of chat resemble social media, but these are tenuous and rely on an ignorant audience.
    I don't think the pertinent argument is the taxonomy of whether group chat is really social media, it's whether the laws that are being designed for social media should also apply to group chat.  And that depends on the purpose of the laws.  I could there being some cross-classification application for laws around cyber bullying, for example, or for moderation of hate groups using the platform.
    iMessages is exactly an SMS platform and not social media. If India does not apply its social media rules to SMS platforms, it shouldn't apply it to iMessages either.
    Contrary argument - maybe they should apply some aspects of the rules to SMS platforms too, if they have relevance, and if it possible.
    Ok, so what specifically are those rules and procedures that should apply, and why.
    watto_cobra
  • India withdraws Apple Messages from new social media regulations

    crowley said:
    While some social media platforms include chat features between individuals or to a group, this isn't what defines a social media platform. In much the same way that a conference call isn't social media. Calling such platforms social media requires twisting the term "social" to mean any other contact without any kind of logic or limitation.

    Social media includes public forum and discovery components. To use an example which demonstrates the difference: a person on a social media platform can choose to make a post which can be seen by other unknown users or the general public. This post can also be shared and forwarded in a way that links back to the original poster. All of these are absent in group chat environments such as Apple Messages, Zoom calls and so on.

    One can attempt to argue that certain features of chat resemble social media, but these are tenuous and rely on an ignorant audience.
    I don't think the pertinent argument is the taxonomy of whether group chat is really social media, it's whether the laws that are being designed for social media should also apply to group chat.  And that depends on the purpose of the laws.  I could there being some cross-classification application for laws around cyber bullying, for example, or for moderation of hate groups using the platform.
    iMessages is exactly an SMS platform and not social media. If India does not apply its social media rules to SMS platforms, it shouldn't apply it to iMessages either.

    EsquireCatswatto_cobra
  • Apple Watch ECG will soon work at higher heart rates of up to 150BPM

    larryjw said:
    dwebb66 said:
    I need it to work below 50 bpm. Most of the time I can not run one of I’ve been sitting for a few minutes. Average resting heart rate is around 45. 
    I'm with you. My resting is below 50. My guess is the algorithm must sample for 60 seconds instead of 30 to get enough points. 
    I suspect this new ability of the watch has more to do with regulatory approval than actual change in the software or algorithm (well, it could be, but hear me out.)

    Regulatory approval is conditioned on specific parameters in which supporting evidence has been provided that shows within a certain parameter, the diagnosis is accurate. It could be that no evidence was submitted for the regulatory approval for the ECG ability above or below a certain BPM and therefore FDA approval for the ECG in the Apple Watch was only for between specific BPM parameters.

    (Actually, I also don't know if this is an FDA approval or an FDA clearance; they mean different things.)
    MplsP
  • What happened during the troubled Big Sur launch, and why Apple can't let it happen again

    This is a very long-winded article that can be re-written with these points:
    - There was a botch that happened with the launch of macOS 11 Big Sur which itself is not greatly problematic.
    - The big problem is that this affected other Mac users who, though were not downloading Big Sur, had trouble with opening some existing applications already on their computer

    That's it! That's what the article really is or should be about!
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