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  • Mark Zuckerberg says 'competitive interests' drive Apple's push for privacy

    I'm fairly certain Zuckerberg would fail the Turing Test.
  • Mark Zuckerberg says 'competitive interests' drive Apple's push for privacy

    Wow. Zuckerberg is astonishingly tone-deaf when it comes to discussions of privacy. You know how you can tell when a company is really serious about their customers' privacy? When the freakin' government complains—not in the courts*, but in the media—that the mean ol' company won't give them backdoor access to spy on their customers.

    * Yes, the FBI has tried to compel Apple to build in backdoor tech into their devices, but so far the courts have ruled in favour of Apple, if I recall correctly.
    Basically a company can't be forced to build tech for the government.

    I can't wait for anti-trust rulings force Facebook to let go of WhatsApp and Instagram. I mean, I hope this happens.

    Finally, I hate that Apple is always lumped in with Google and Facebook when Big Tech is brought up in discussions/debates about anti-trust and monopoly power. Apple is definitely a major player in consumer tech, but it is by no means a monopoly in any sense of the word. Apple rules its own ecosystem, but nothing more. Google, on the other hand, own the search engine space and have tremendous power over services. Facebook owns social media. Both Google and Facebook use their power to exploit consumers; in fact, in Google and Facebook's business models, the consumer is the product. Apple, on the other hand, uses its power to protect its customers.
  • Kuo: Redesigned MacBook Pro models with MagSafe, no Touch Bar, more ports coming in Q3

    I will miss the Touch Bar if this is true.
  • Foldable iPhone may use geared hinges to fold inwards or outwards

    I really like the foldable tablets as they appear in Westworld, but in reality, the more moving parts you have, the more chances for breakage. People are dumb enough as it is (e.g. all the cracked phone screens out in the wild). Don't give them another way to break their device.
  • Tim Cook responds to Facebook's attack ads with tweet about privacy

    Proof that Facebook is a monopoly is that they know that they can play fast and loose with our privacy/security, because there really aren't any better social media platform options out there. Especially if we want exposure for our businesses, or if we want to stay in touch with friends and family around the globe. Unless a new social media platform comes about that provides the same (or better) features as Facebook while also protecting users' privacy, Facebook has no incentive to change. And the chances of a new platform competing with Facebook is slim to none because of their hegemony.