Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2018 22:46 UTC
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Earlier this week, the Supreme Court officially picked up the long-running antitrust case Apple v. Pepper. The court will decide whether iPhone users can sue Apple for locking down the iOS ecosystem, something the suit's plaintiffs say is creating an anti-competitive monopoly.

Apple v. Pepper could theoretically affect how tech companies can build walled gardens around their products. The Supreme Court isn't going to make a call on that specific issue, but its decision could affect people's relationship with all kinds of digital platforms. Here's what's at stake when the Supreme Court case starts, which should happen sometime in the next year.

Sideloading code on a computer you own should not void any warranties.

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Accept the risk
by wocowboy on Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:29 UTC
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Demanding the ability to sideload apps onto your device is fine as long as the user accepts the risk that doing so may expose your device and you to malware, personal security and privacy problems. It also involves agreeing to absolve Apple or whoever makes the device in question of all responsibility if anything bad happens to you or your device as a result. You want complete freedom to do as you want with your device? Accept the risk and good luck to you.

Personally I appreciate Apple's efforts to protect my privacy and security, I think it's much better than the low-security Android free-for-all approach. To each his own.

Edited 2018-06-21 10:30 UTC

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