... They won't know or care about the security implications until it goes badly wrong.
And that is how it should be. We - the tech creators - need to step it up and get past "it just works" to "it just works, securely."
If the risks in the new set of problems are more-manageable, that's a good strategy.
Yep, agree with what you said. But you don't know whether new problems are more manageable until much later. Only point I am trying to make is that re-architecting out old problems is great, but with any non-trivial project you introduce new (improved!
This is an architectural change, not a patch for a security vulnerability. It doesn't remove a vulnerability; it changes the nature of a type of theoretical vulnerabilities.
Yep. Trading in one set of problems for a different set of problems.
If Apple gets away with this, everyone else will follow.
Actually, it seems that only Apple has ever been able to get away with this.
"Slowdown". I do not think that word means what you think it means.
Depends whether they are referring to the first derivative (rate of phone shipments), which is still positive, or the second derivative (change in rate of phone shipments), which is sharply negative.
What is reasonable expectation?
That's really the crux of the issue, isn't it? I don't think that people are stupid or uncaring just because they want to enjoy, or are seduced by, the benefits of Facebook's front door, and don't fully appreciate what they are giving up on the back door. This is a "feature" that no doubt was snuck in and pushed out via automatic update without user any the wiser, and the documentation is online but not in a place where a casual user would find it.
Jaded veterans like you and me are not surprised by this - Facebook has a long track record of playing fast and loose with what most people consider private data (Remember when they started posting Visa purchases on Friend's News Feed? "Archangel Michael just bought tickets to Star Wars movie.")
In the end, laziness and short-term memory will prevail, and Facebook will succeed in boiling live frogs.
Displaying an ad based on a word I say is the biggest waste of advertising money I can think of.
Actually, displaying an ad based on a word you say is the holy grail for advertisers.
As in certain cults it is possible to kill a process if you know its true name. -- Ken Thompson and Dennis M. Ritchie