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Comment: Re:Change in operations instead of cash.... (Score 1) 246

by Rosyna (#48500647) Attached to: 10-Year-Old iTunes DRM Lawsuit Heading To Trial

I don't know how I feel about this case. I avoided iTunes because I didn't like the two-faced approach of buying a license so you don't own the music, but if the device dies, you bought a file, we aren't obligated to let you retrieve the content that you have a license for.

You can download anything you've purchased again it's been that way for quite a while now.

Comment: Re:I don't get it... (Score 2) 98

by Rosyna (#48382901) Attached to: US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

All of those hoops are removed if the app is signed by an Apple 'enterprise deployment' certificate. Someone anyone can get just by asking.

No, those are all the hoops you have to go through to accept the "enterprise deployment" certificate profile the first time, then accept the app launching the first time. Also, the phone needs to be unlocked to accept any of these dialogs.

But then Apple can just revoke the cert (which it did for WireLurker) and blacklist the malware on the Mac side (which it also did for WireLurker).

Comment: Re:It's all about the Phone Number ID (Score 2, Informative) 136

by Rosyna (#48354055) Attached to: Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

The real issue is that you can't opt out of automatically having your phone number become and account/id in iMessage.

I want to use iMessage on my iPhone, but only with regular iCloud accounts, not with the phone number being used to create an account.

Unfortunately, the iOS team doesn't give the user that option.

The option is given when you set up a device for iMessage. It explicitly asks how you want to be contacted. By number, by email(s)/AppleIDs, or all of the above

Comment: Popular US browsers will warm, Chinese ones won't (Score 5, Insightful) 109

by Rosyna (#48190911) Attached to: China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

If you use Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or IE in China, they will all warn you that MiTM attack has occurred (if you trying going to https://icloud.com./ But the most popular browser used in China (according to Qihoo, the claim is dubious), Qihoo’s Chinese 360 "Secure Browser". will allow Man in the middle attacks to occur, by design.

Comment: Re:That's absurd, aim your hate cannon elsewhere. (Score 1) 313

by Rosyna (#48183583) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

TFA is about Yosemite's collection.

And the people that sued Apple tend to just sue companies over the Zip issue hoping for a payout. But previous courts have found that asking for the ZIP code before purchase does not constitute personally identifiable information not associated with the credit card transaction. (It's wrong if they ask for the ZIP after the transaction has been completed, but not before)

Comment: Re:Yay :D (Score 5, Informative) 313

by Rosyna (#48183551) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

TFA specifically notes that the behavior described was observed with all visible 'privacy' settings adjusted. Presumably the story is even cheerier if those aren't switched off.

He only disabled Spotlight Suggestions in the Spotlight preferences, he did not disable it for Safari, which is in the Safari preferences, right next to the search engine preference.

  (Because you may not want Spotlight sending strings to Apple when searching for files on the computer, but you may not care if you are only searching the internets via safari).

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