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.
@snow corporations, like nations, do not exist. also i don't really hate anyone, but i do think some of the people who are making product decisions inside of apple are making our society worse by making privacy and anonymity impossible in certain circumstances.
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