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PCGuy_5960

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    PCGuy_5960 got a reaction from kirashi in Apple is (going to) scan your Apple devices   
    And here I was thinking that Apple, unlike Google, had at least some respect for their users privacy. Turns out I was wrong. Obviously child abuse is horrible and anyone guilty of it deserves to go to jail, but shouldn't that be the job of the police/authorities? A multi-trillion dollar corporation scanning your locally stored pictures for child abuse with an AI of unknown accuracy even if there is no evidence to support that you might have such images on your phone seems more like an excuse for collecting even more data they can sell to advertisers/governments.
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    PCGuy_5960 got a reaction from DrMacintosh in Apple is (going to) scan your Apple devices   
    And here I was thinking that Apple, unlike Google, had at least some respect for their users privacy. Turns out I was wrong. Obviously child abuse is horrible and anyone guilty of it deserves to go to jail, but shouldn't that be the job of the police/authorities? A multi-trillion dollar corporation scanning your locally stored pictures for child abuse with an AI of unknown accuracy even if there is no evidence to support that you might have such images on your phone seems more like an excuse for collecting even more data they can sell to advertisers/governments.
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to Sauron in Apple is (going to) scan your Apple devices   
    Obviously the stated goal is unobjectionable but... that doesn't mean Apple just gets to scan and collect information about every image you store or see on your phone. This stuff is best left to law enforcement rather than AI vigilantism. What's next, automatically snapping a picture at fixed intervals to check if you're currently abusing a minor?
     
    I wouldn't want to be the poor Apple employee who gets to check all suspect images... and I don't get how this can even pretend to respect your privacy when you could literally have your nudes sent to an Apple employee for review. I mean, what happens if a minor has explicit photos of themselves on their phone for whatever reason (which I would strongly discourage, by the way)? Do those get automatically collected and looked at by Apple for their ""safety""?
     
    I would be ok with just the warnings being locally displayed, after all if it's all local then no harm can be done. anything more is an unacceptable invasion of privacy in my opinion.
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to StDragon in Apple is (going to) scan your Apple devices   
    Love how "Big Tech" along with the MSM are acting like the unofficial 4th and 5th branches of US government.
     
    There was a time when technology gave me such optimism and hope for humanity. Instead, I'm finding it being abused to subjugate instead.

    Ah, the ignorance and naivete of my youth. 😩
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to Arika S in Apple is (going to) scan your Apple devices   
    ah yes, because there has never been a false positive in any AI detection or algorithmic process.
     
    it's the classic "think of the children" excuse.
    any other company would be crucified on the spot for using anything as a justification to scan through your devices and photos, so Apple should too.
     
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to SansVarnic in The global super-rich are taking joyrides in space as our precious planet burns   
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    We don't allow low effort topics or posts here, if you wish to share do it properly. Just a random link what cut it.
    If you want to edit this, PM me.
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to LAwLz in Tencent rolling out 'midnight patrol' to clamp down on kids playing games at night   
    The comments in this thread makes me fear for the future of humanity.
     
    "Yeah a private company using cameras in our homes to determine what we are allowed to do and when sounds good. It's for a good cause after all!"
    "I hope this system extends to other things as well!"
     
     
    This is bad. This is really bad. This is the dystopian nightmare shit that people used to joke about. We should be against this, very strongly.
     
     
    What do you think the root cause is?
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    PCGuy_5960 got a reaction from FakeKGB in Why are Mods making this forum Ask Jeeves?   
    Well, the primary reason is every single time it ends in pages and pages of just 2-4 users spamming the same arguments over and over again. This leaves no room for the rest to share their opinion or have an actual discussion that is more relevant to the topic. 
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to Sauron in Safety as DLC? Motorcycle Airbag vest will not deploy if you miss a payment   
    It's probably legal because you don't strictly need one of these with a functional airbag to ride a motorcycle and meet safety regulations. I'd never buy a piece of clothing tied to a subscription though, let alone one that is meant as a safety device. At least this seems to offer a straight up buying option...
     
    Also from a technical standpoint the idea of critical security equipment requiring an internet connection to function rings all sorts of alarm bells. What if you pay but the activation servers are down or the activation system is bugged and doesn't work at any point?
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to WaggishOhio383 in Safety as DLC? Motorcycle Airbag vest will not deploy if you miss a payment   
    Doesn't change the fact that the vest should do what you paid for it to do
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to FakeATF in Safety as DLC? Motorcycle Airbag vest will not deploy if you miss a payment   
    Jesus, is this real?
     
    There should be no way that this should be allowed. Like, seriously, I should be able to use the product if I already paid for it. This honestly makes me sick
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to rcmaehl in Safety as DLC? Motorcycle Airbag vest will not deploy if you miss a payment   
    I... honestly don't think it's been tried before
     
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to Murasaki in Safety as DLC? Motorcycle Airbag vest will not deploy if you miss a payment   
    How is this legal? (please tell me it isn't)
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to WereCat in Valve to start charging 1$ a month for better CSGO statistics   
    I have to agree. 
    That is as long as a free alternatives exist out there and Valve won't go after them. 
     
    For example the SBMM that was recently shut down by Activision. 
    Have they provided bulk of the stats for free? Well, yes but they've also hidden the more advanced stuff behind a pay wall. 
     
    And there are many of such a "free" stat tracking websites and often the stats are not even that accurate. 
     
    Getting that info from 1st party is so much better and people are already paying for the less accurate stuff so why shouldn't Valve claw back at this market? 
     
    I don't like it but at the same time it doesn't affect anybody whose is not already paying. To those people it may even look like a good deal. 
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to dizmo in Valve to start charging 1$ a month for better CSGO statistics   
    I don't see the issue. If you're competitive, or play it enough to really need those stats, I'd say you owe them a little money.
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    PCGuy_5960 got a reaction from Murasaki in Please explain what is the difference? And which should I get?   
    They are the exact same mouse, I think the G304 is for asian markets and G305 is for western markets. Just get the cheapest one.
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    PCGuy_5960 got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Please explain what is the difference? And which should I get?   
    They are the exact same mouse, I think the G304 is for asian markets and G305 is for western markets. Just get the cheapest one.
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to Commodus in Valorant Mobile is Reportedly in Development   
    I'm sorry, but you're being hyperbolic and mixing a grain of truth with some fabrications.
     
    Games do bug you at times. But many of them don't constantly harass you. and certainly not until you've spent "hundreds of dollars." Fortnite, for example, hints that life would be easier with a season pass. But it's not throwing that in your face with constant notifications or other disruptions.
     
    And it's explicitly false that developers are "only willing to consider iOS" for monetization. This isn't 2010. Many of the biggest games are Android-centric titles like Honour of Kings and PUBG Mobile. Now, piracy and farming are concerns, and if it's a old-school game where in-app purchases aren't the main business model... yeah, iOS tends to win. But this is 2021, and there are huge gaming empires built primarily on Android communities.
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    PCGuy_5960 reacted to kelvinhall05 in Please explain what is the difference? And which should I get?   
    Same mouse, just named different for some reason. Get the G304.
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    PCGuy_5960 got a reaction from FakeKGB in Valorant Mobile is Reportedly in Development   
    Don't see much of a point honestly, tactical shooters like valorant are either ruined by aim assist or pretty much unplayable with anything other than a mouse and keyboard. Could be cool for those who have bottom-tier PCs but still want to play valorant, I guess.
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