And, of course, if you have way way too much water, it's called drowning.
The exact same week Telstra and Optus were awarded massive contracts to migrate their customers across to the NBN, they also 'volunteered' to implement the filters Conroy couldn't pass into law. iiNet (the third largest, nerd friendly ISP) flat our refused to implement censorship, and were coincidentally told that they wouldn't get any contracts.
Some of the app developers like this one recognize the mess and have started explaining the perms.
Yeah, I've noticed that, and that was my inspiration behind my suggestion of making it a mandatory policy, because I appreciate it when app devs do that. Yeah, they could be lying, but I'd prefer to at least get the explanation that "full internet access" is required for the ads rather than it just be sitting there for no apparent reason on an app that is not exactly network-centric.
What GP wants is the ability to choose, and be left alone if he does jailbreak his iOS device.
brave the Wild West without interference from King Jobs
Unlike you 90% of the populace does not wish to be gunned down in the streets, which is the world you would have them live in against their will - because you are against the CHOICE by users to live in that walled area if they they find it safer and more pleasant.
Uhh... no, my entire point is that users should be given the choice of EITHER an Apple-like walled garden OR the life of a jailbreaker... but that Apple (or Manufacturer X, in a broader sense) should respect the choice of people to jailbreak and make it an option. It should be hidden from the casual user (like Firefox's about:config or Android's "allow non-market packages" option), but it should be there. Please re-read that sentence and notice the 'or' separating the two clauses describing the two worlds.
bootloader lockdowns by individual manufacturers notwithstanding
Such hypocrisy... astounding.
Again, you seem to have misunderstood. I was referring to Android devices that are locked down by their manufacturer. The Android OS itself is designed to allow people to run non-market apps (the 'Wild West') via sideloading, but some manufacturers have restricted this option (and sometimes rooting altogether). THAT is what I was referring to, and I was acknowledging it because these locked-down devices contradict my statement about Android allowing you to run the apps of your choice outside the walled garden.
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