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  • Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus iPhone spyware

    DAalseth said:
    An interesting tactic but I question how effective it will be. I don’t see where the suit was filed, but if it was in California, all NSO has to do is keep their operations offshore and there’s no way to enforce it. 

    I do expect the battle of the press to heat up. Apple is going after NSO for enabling spying on journalists, activists, and private citizens. Expect a blizzard of reports about how Apple is trying to protect criminals, drug dealers, terrorists, and pedos. It’ll come both from NSO and from the legion of Apple Haters out there. 


    NSO hasn’t been used yet (to my knowledge) to actually catch criminals. It’s being used by oppressive governments to track journalists or other “dissenters”.

    The very nature of their exploits (expensive zero days) means they are only used on a small handful of highly valuable targets. This might also go against Apple in their lawsuit as NSO could claim 99.999% of Apple users have nothing to worry about. 
    And you know it for fact? What agency do you work for so you know that much?
  • 'Apple Car' will disrupt auto industry, says Morgan Stanley

    As long as the car will not tell passenger: "You should go there - we are not going where you want. It will be better for you." Too autonomous.
  • Apple will allow customers to repair iPhones and Macs in 2022

    rob53 said:
    What is "core" part? The proper name is battery core in cars. Go check in the store.
    Where are you from? The term "core" is used by all sorts of automotive parts. It's the left over original part. It's a generic term not specific to a battery. As for your lawyer, get a grip. Automotive parts dealers recycle a lot of old parts, using new parts as well as smelting down iron and steel. Batteries are the number one recycled automotive part because most of the internal parts are easily recycled, turning them into new batteries. There's also hazardous waste requirements they have to deal with. Batteries are not allowed to be dumped anymore, at least in the US.

    As for Apple requiring original parts to be returned to them, I agree with them. Unscrupulous repair people would sell bad parts on ebay and other sites, trying to make a quick buck. 
    Yes they recycle. No need to mention, but the fact is you are not required to give them for recycle. They have obligation to give it back to you as it belongs to you. You may forfeit it. What part I am from is irrelevant I have lived in the US for 26 years and executed this procedure for repairs of my cars (I do a lot of my own besides IT).  There is no "core" parts and you are wrong. Tell me what is core in case of car brakes (I repaired for fun Mazda, Honda, Land Rovers, BMW e.t.c)? Have you ever even approached  car repair or you just play with cable to hook up your iPhone in car? I also replaced old iPod  batteries and Android phone with available components (back doors with sensors, batteries) as well as older MacBook's and Mac Minis. You know they did not require me to return "core" CPU when I replaced it with upgrade pulled out of old Dell laptop and installed into Mac Mini to make it dual core 64-bit circa 2006 model. Have you done those things? Any other questions I might help with so you know your rights and do not spread misinformation? BTW in California you may have restrictions on doing those things, but I couldn't care less what's in California. I live near New York City and plan to move to healthy south.
  • Apple will allow customers to repair iPhones and Macs in 2022

    What is "core" part? The proper name is battery core in cars. Go check in the store.
  • Apple will allow customers to repair iPhones and Macs in 2022

    muchomac said:
    avon b7 said:
    I'm not sure about the requirement to return core parts but that's a minor quibble in the grand scheme of things. 

    Requirements to return parts are common in many industries. The auto parts industry for example. You can buy an alternator, car battery, etc, and will receive credit back if you send them the old damaged one. It is not REQUIRED, but you are losing money if you don't. In most cases they will try to repair it and resell it as refurbished, or will adequately recycle it.

    Which they included older models at the same time. I mean, who wants to open up their $1000 1 or 2-year-old phone, which might still be under warranty?
    No they are nor requirement. You have wrong information. You get discount if you do. In fact, I demand repairman to return some of old parts to me. Those parts belong to me - not to manufacturer. For example battery replacement will be cheaper if you return old core, but there is no requirement. Yes I know many shops do not like it, but I do not give damn. I own the care - i own the old parts - i do what I want and you cannot require me to return them if I do not want to. Want to have conversation with repair shop manager - meet me... or my lawyer.
    You won't HAVE to return a "core" part -- but it will cost notably more if you don't. More on how this works for Apple a bit later today.
    I is not called "core" part . It is called battery core - proper name for it. Go to car store and check. Use proper naming. It was not accidental what I used. No double quotes required.