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    ZacoAttaco reacted to HarryNyquist in Microsoft joins Epic on the fight against Apple   
    Epic played stupid games, and have won stupid prizes.
    The fact that all these companies have come out "against" Apple at once makes me super suspicious about how well-organized this is. They had the suit ready in hours, an ad campaign ready in hours, multiple big-name companies with them in days, and throughout all of this, everyone has forgotten it was also nuked from the Google Play Store for the exact same reason it was nuked from the Apple App Store.
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to Ashley MLP Fangirl in Apple threatens to kill Unreal Engine on iOS, Fornite may never return   
    Epic is trying to do a PR stunt, but they forgot they are hated by the people they are trying to provoke into action with this. they are acting like the good guy fighting the bad guy, but they forget that they've done plenty of anti consumer stuff... 
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to Rune in Apple being sued for refusing to help iTunes gift card scam victims   
    People should learn to not be stupid. The FBI isn't going to call you and ask for payment in itunes cards.
    I'm with apple on this one.
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to IronSoldier in Apple being sued for refusing to help iTunes gift card scam victims   
    But how do you prove the scam was a real scam and people don't just then scam their friends to then scam apple? 
    Tough luck people. Live and learn from your mistakes. 
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to PCGuy_5960 in Sony buy $250 million stake in Epic Games   
    Pretty sure $250M is nothing compared to what Tencent owns.
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to Fasauceome in "iOS Secuirty is fucked" -Zerodium Stops Accepting iOS Exploits Because of too Many Submissions   
    This is what happens when you behave hostile towards the people working into your system with good intentions. The ones with bad intentions will still find the exploits, Tim!
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to bcredeur97 in Microsoft confirms Windows 10X is coming to laptops amid big jump in Windows usage   
    they sound way to reactive instead of proactive
  8. Funny
    ZacoAttaco reacted to TVwazhere in Guess we don't need video cables anymore - USB4 arriving with Displayport 2.0   
    I'm just glad they didnt name it USB 3.1 Gen 3a
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to TempestCatto in Microsoft reveals why no Surface device has Thunderbolt and why you can’t upgrade your RAM   
    Other Windows machines have it, why not just include it anyway?
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to Ashley MLP Fangirl in I'm breaking up with all of you - Apple restricts Cloud gaming services   
    that is a very interesting thought. what if they are planning something similar with Apple Arcade.... 
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to Ashley MLP Fangirl in I'm breaking up with all of you - Apple restricts Cloud gaming services   
    i am aware. 
    it's sub-optimal, has lag issues, and budget hardware will give you a better experience anyway. a concole that costs $300 will outperform any streaming service. 
    and it doesn't have a cost advantage either because you have to pay for the service, games and a good internet plan. all of that combined over the lifecycle of a typical console (4 to 6 years) is waaaay more than a console costs.
    it's a stupid idea and everything i've seen so far proves me right. 
    does that mean that you are dumb if you subscribe to a service like that? of course not, that's your money and your choice. i'm just saying that all products currently available are in my opinion worse than "traditional" alternatives that already exist.
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to mr moose in I'm breaking up with all of you - Apple restricts Cloud gaming services   
    Under Australian consumer law a piece of software that can be bought is considered a product for consumer law purposes, that means I own my product, I am legally allowed to resell it, The company  who sold it to me must not do anything to make it unusable after purchase.  This does not mean I get to break copyright law or some other laws regarding intellectual property, however it does mean I own it as a consumer.
    EDIT just to clarify, being on a physical medium or downloaded as digital content does not matter, the law applies to both equally.
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    ZacoAttaco got a reaction from TheKDub in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Oh how the mighty have fallen, Blizzard just isn't the same company it once was.
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    ZacoAttaco got a reaction from realpetertdm in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Oh how the mighty have fallen, Blizzard just isn't the same company it once was.
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    ZacoAttaco got a reaction from soldier_ph in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Oh how the mighty have fallen, Blizzard just isn't the same company it once was.
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to Master Disaster in Ring Doorbell Andorid App leaks personal information to third parties   
    This is a direct quote from an Amazon employee.
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to leadeater in California's new data and privacy rights in effect as of today - Microsoft pledges US-wide application... + details of proposed CRPA   
    Stay on topic and no political/state bickering, one and only warning. Not a good start when 80% of the posts fall in to this and have to be hidden.
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    ZacoAttaco got a reaction from GDRRiley in California's new data and privacy rights in effect as of today - Microsoft pledges US-wide application... + details of proposed CRPA   
    This CCPA is definitely a step in the right direction. It makes me wonder though, if the public has a direct say in whether or not their data is sold won't this mean massive financial loss for companies relying on harvesting people's data? It doesn't surprise me that Google is not implmenting this nation-wide, it's not in their best interests.
    My assumption though, is that opt-out will be in a menu of a website or application where your average user does not go to and only the educated tech users will take full advantage of the act.
  21. Informative
    ZacoAttaco reacted to Delicieuxz in California's new data and privacy rights in effect as of today - Microsoft pledges US-wide application... + details of proposed CRPA   
    Today is a great day for data ownership and privacy rights, because, as of today, California's Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) comes into force in California, greatly strengthening data and data-privacy rights for Californians and beyond.
    Microsoft has posted that they will apply California's new CCPA rules nationwide in the US: Microsoft will honor California’s new privacy rights throughout the United States
    But I wouldn't be too quick to assume that Microsoft is doing this out of the goodness of their greedy, corporate, data-coveting hearts, and Microsoft conspicuously doesn't mention anything regarding applying the same treatment to the rest of the world in their post. Microsoft, which makes huge money stealing your personal data from your computer through Windows 10 and various Microsoft services, reportedly was one of the tech companies that originally tried to prevent CCPA from becoming a California ballot box initiative.    See *****  below for more information about California ballot box initiatives
    So, why might Microsoft be openly supporting CCPA rules and applying them US-wide? It could be a case of 'if you can't beat them, join them - and then twist them in your favour'. After all, Microsoft is the company which coined the phrase "Embrace, extend, and extinguish".
    And it isn't just Microsoft that are trying to get in-front of any new data rights protections: Tech industry titans suddenly love internet privacy rules. Wanna know why? We'll tell you
    Companies that make millions and billions of dollars each year by pilfering your data and applying it to their own technology operations or selling it either in raw or aggregated form to 3rd-parties (including researchers, governments, advertisers, police, and pretty much whoever else has the money to pay for it) see newer data rights protection laws as a threat to their profits but inevitable and so they want to get in-front of their implementation to shape their designs in a way that will favour their companies' continued profiteering on your personal data. They want new data laws to get in the way of their unfettered data-theft practices as little as possible.
    The CCPA is already stronger legislation than Europe's GDPR, which, while a positive movement and being an important catalyst for data and privacy rights awareness, I've thought to be largely toothless and basically the minimum possible to be done while still not restricting data-harvesting and not giving data-owners solid control over their data property. But the sponsors behind California's new law are going even further than the CCPA, with their announced California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) [2], which is an updated, fortified, and extended version of the CCPA that will address more recent data privacy exploit tactics and grant a bunch more important rights to data-owners that were missing in the CCPA, such as denying the collection of anything beyond what is absolutely necessary for a user-requested service to function.
    The CPRA will also establish a California Consumer Privacy Protection Agency to protect data-owners.
    The CPRA is intended be put to a ballot initiative, circumventing the possibility of its proposals being watered-down in California's legislature, as happened with the CCPA.
    ***** Ballot box initiatives: California has a wonderful law that enables average, non-politician Californian residents to create new laws in California by securing a certain number of signatures in support of the legislation proposal. And if the required number of signatures is received for a proposed legislation, then that proposed legislation goes to a ballot where all the residents of California get to vote on it. And if it passes the California-wide vote, then it becomes law in California.
    Likely to ward-off a ballot box initiative regarding the proposed CCPA data-protection legislation, the California legislature unanimously passed a watered-down version. If California's legislature had not done that, then those sponsoring the CCPA, which had the required number of signatures to put their legislation proposal to a ballot initiative, would have put the matter to a California-wide referendum and then their stricter proposed legislation would have certainly passed, because, well, people logically value and want their privacy and want to control their own data.
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    ZacoAttaco reacted to RejZoR in Deliberate bricking, the Sonos way.   
    Clickbait title imo. It sounds like they do it on purpose. But it's after you get exchange rebates through their own program. That's not "deliberate bricking". You can use the speakers for 20 years if you want and they work that long. You can even sell it on your own to someone else or buy it from someone else for a certain value. So, this is a big weird "news"...
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    ZacoAttaco got a reaction from TechyBen in Last of Lastpast? Sold to equity firm.   
    Yeah people don't seriously think about that but reusing password is actually the easiest way for threat actors to compromise your account. They just keep trying these password combinations across different sites until eventually they come across a reused password. 
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    ZacoAttaco got a reaction from RGProductions in Apple could be releasing 5 new phones in 2020, including the iPhone 12   
    Yeah this is why I'm using an iPhone currently. I'm pretty happy don't seem myself going back to Android anytime soon, personally.
    It would surprise me if they flat out removed FaceID but it is Apple we're talking about, they can be unpredictable at times, despite all the leaks and tired designs.
  25. Informative
    ZacoAttaco reacted to captain_to_fire in Apple is now opening its bug bounty to everyone, coverage includes iCloud, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Earn up to $ 1 million per vulnerability   
    This one get reported via HackerOne and it received publicity, and the researchers received $100,000.