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over the years, we have seen people and companies do some things, and eventually be allowed into a special group,
they almost become untouchable at that point

.gov goes on a righteous tear, brings someone in front of the man, tells them to pay over there,
and they get a key to the kingdom

mcsoft, joogle, joozon, etc all have went thru it, either in the us of friggin' a or in zerope

and now apple, after being held up on yet another bullshit claim of 'consumer protection' regarding sales of apps on their platform,
had a class action settled. Wherein they pay oodles of dough, promise repeatedly to behave, and are now greater than the poli's

if you remember, for the past few years, any of these tech conferences, one name has been consistently missing. Apple.
all the other boyz were there, like mcsoft, joogle, joozon, fakebook, etc

they will now be sitting at the same table with the same kind of power those others have

and in time, you will see that apples version of security will be changed,
and becoming a card carrying member of the silicon valley group, they will now have some things to champion, and some expectations.

then if 'ole tim cook cannot accept what is, he will be tossed and a new jockey brought in
 

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Apple just changed its anti-pedo policy. To combat child porn, they place the entire criminal database of child porn photos on EVERY device. Now when you take a picture, it is compared to the local porn database to make sure you don't have any child porn on your device (other than the millions of photos they put there).
 

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they’ve been sold out for a long time. It’s just official now.

sure, make no mistake about that,

but they were still holding back, like with privacy and the like,
there will be no more of that as they join the group
 

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they’ve been sold out for a long time. It’s just official now.
Yes.

Way back when the Department of inJustice was looking to take a meat cleaver to Microsquish...the Fruit Company started getting scrutiny, too. Government liaisons were in deep in the iOS project and OSX updates, to put back doors in, make it compliant with DOiJ expediencies.

I get this from scattered reports over the years. The Fruit Company was not the glossy, water-sheened treat it looked like - the Microsquish antitrust lawsuit, combined with Pedo Hysteria of the time (all the kidporn online!) opened the door to this opportunity.

And they never let go. Apple seemed to not be overly-abusing this trust so long as Jobs was alive...I had a Mac at the time. Right after his death, changes, updates on OSX made it LESS user-friendly, LESS focused on the user experience, and MOAR controlled/locked-in by the Mothership...the Big Fruit Tree in Cupertino.

This is just letting the cancer grow. I hope it grows enough to kill off the Company and all its poisonous fruits.