“Apple has largely ceded control to the Chinese government.

Chinese state employees physically manage the computers. Apple abandoned the encryption technology it used elsewhere after China would not allow it.”

Apple thinks “privacy is a human right.” Unless you’re Chinese.

No trillion-dollar corporation is your friend.

@aral The New York Time, forgot to mention, that in it’s own country, Apple gives to FBI, less than 2 weeks ago, the mails from creator of great Sci-Hub, Alexandra Elbakyan, that just allows everyone to access research papers, generally financed by citizens, via their states taxes, and privatized by few publishing companies.

@popolon Thanks for the heads up. Just read up on that and, if the email is genuine, they apparently gave access two years ago and only just notified her. Wow.

@aral and mr. Cook has a "gut feeling" that the store may be profitable...
We all should run.

@aral imo a de googled phone is the best way to achieve privacy.

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