Apple Cores the PR in PRivacy

November 24, 2021

I learned that Apple will allow a person purchasing an iPhone to try and repair it. Ho ho ho. Now Apple, which probably pays zero attention to the data flowing into its servers, wants to protect iPhone users’ privacy. (Are you paying attention, Google?) But there is a remarkable announcement.

Apple is taking NSO Group to court. Bold.

Apple Sues NSO Group to Curb the Abuse of State-Sponsored Spyware” declares:

Apple today filed a lawsuit against NSO Group and its parent company to hold it accountable for the surveillance and targeting of Apple users. The complaint provides new information on how NSO Group infected victims’ devices with its Pegasus spyware. To prevent further abuse and harm to its users, Apple is also seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, or devices.

NSO Group has been beavering away for a few years — 11 to be more precise. And where was Apple one or two years ago? Where was Apple five years ago? Yeah, Apple was not facing pressure from game developers, right to repair outfits, and elected officials.

Is it just my imagination or is Apple taking “bold” actions to demonstrate its true spirit and high moral standards?

Yeah, NSO Group and Apple. Litigation. Protecting iPhone users. I am not impressed yet. Good to its very core. Now how much is that weird little warmer thing one needs to unglue an iPhone? What about that outstanding iTunes software which just does not like old iPods? What about the iPad weirdness that wants to restore an iPad with an iPhone 8 back up? Yeah.

Stephen E Arnold, November 24, 2021


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