Over 7,000 people have now signed the open letter against Apple's privacy-invasive content scanning and notification plans on GitHub.
What’s at stake? Read this:
@aral Signing requires a GitHub account apparently, which I don’t have (anymore). So no, I didn’t sign it.
@obsolete29 GitHub is owned by Microsoft and I prefer to keep Microsoft and affiliates to work-related stuff only (where we use git very barebones with internal repos).
@aral since you mentioned just wanted to know your view, since GitHub is used for signing aren’t we missing bunch of people without account mostly non developers? Overall a good step no doubt about it. Some noise is warranted.
@garow Think of it this way: Apple can dismiss the general public by saying they don’t understand the technical details… how are they going to dismiss thousands of developers and other technically fluent folks?
@aral Dismissiveness works. For example California's health authorities, when asked how they decided their Covid "tier system" rating for the state and it's counties, told the Guardian and global media it was being kept confidential because the public wouldn't understand it. Still no one questioning that insult to the public's intelligence, then there's this recent NYTimes 'opinion'🤣 @garow
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