Is MacOS Malware? Is Apple spying on you?

Big Sur introduces a new set of protocols that I was unaware of (I haven’t upgraded yet for other reasons). I am a Mac guy and always have been and I resent this in a way that supercedes any arguments about not having anything to hide etc.

Crossposted from another forum.

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Trying so hard to resist preaching GNU/Linux or OpenBSD here… failing… gahh! I don’t see why anyone caring about privacy or independence would use anything Apple voluntarily. Really I’m just biased and think the hardware looks ugly - ignore me.

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since we talk about obvious things, Facebook spies on you too

Similar: The All-Seeing "i": Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy - by Edward Snowden - Continuing Ed — with Edward Snowden

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Is MacOS Malware? Is Apple spying on you? - No

Betteridge’s law of headlines does not apply to IT. Most of the time the answer is “Yes, of course”.

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The Snowden article is pretty shocking!

iOS 15 Scanning all your photos for potentially illegal content before they are uploaded to the cloud…

So much for Apple being a champion of privacy…