i did a thing today with John Koetsier:
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on macOS, clicking an https://apple.news/* link opens in the spyware News app, bypassing your default browser selection.
it's a bummer that the best phone hardware now has an os and services model geared toward the ultimate normie. all of the app store recs look like a casino: bright and colorful and shouty and massmarket.
i wonder if apple traffic bypasses vpns on mobile too. we'll know soon when my replacement travel router gets here.
signing in to the app store, required to download *any* app to an iphone (even free ones), requires an apple id. an apple id requires a phone number, so even putting signal on your iphone means deanonymization.
the prompt to enable a new apple id for app store use warns that logging in will enable icloud backup. this prompt occurs even if icloud has been opted out previously.
enabling an apple id for the app store demands a street address.
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