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I have been around computers since I was nine, so I know what early adoption of system updates can lead to. There was one update I am aware of that would permanently disable any device that received it. I have no idea how the manufacturer compensated their victims in that case. So on every new device part of my nesting routine is to make sure that automatic updates are turned off. Let them destroy someone else’s device, I need mine running.
So then I received a notification on my iPhone that I should leave the phone on overnight for an important update, the defective COVID-19 exposure detection app rejected by the UK because Apple and Google could not reliably distinguish between a signal three feet away and one 30 feet away with maybe a wall or two between, has now been integrated into iOS but, the message assured, use of the app would be entirely opt-in. So if I update my iPhone the defective app proposed to Europe to decide who is shoved pell-mell into forced quarantine will become a part of my configuration.
But I will have complete control over whether the function is activated.
Like I had complete control over whether the app was uploaded when that became available.
And when I didn’t, this.
And just to be sure that I got the message, they remotely changed my settings to automatically install iOS updates.
So helpful of them.
My phone has spent a lot less time powered and online, lately. And I am taking no more iOS updates. So anyone who urgently requires my attention should use email or FaceTime. While I shop for an unsmart flip phone with no Bluetooth that I can easily upload my address book to. Recommendations welcome.
When Apple gave millions to the Communist insurrection via instruments like BLM and Antifa, excuses were made. They just did not understand. Did not investigate whom they were giving logistical support to in the terrorization and destruction of our cities. In summation, they just weren’t very smart.
Or they are being gleefully sinister.Published in