Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jun 2009 09:26 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
Apple We all know Apple's App Store policies are a bit willy-nilly, inconsistent, and completely unreliable. This issue has been going on for a while now, and it doesn't see like anything has changed. The latest interesting App Store rejection is especially interesting, as it involves Apple rejecting an application related to one of its detractors: the EFF.
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The Guardian
by alcibiades on Fri 5th Jun 2009 10:03 UTC
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A flavor of the damage this stuff is doing to Apple can be seen from this MSM story

Apple needs to stop trying to control what its customers do with their software and their machines. The more it tries, the more it loses. It is on a hiding to noplace, attempting to control things that are non of its business, and as far as one can see, purely for the sake of control. There is no discernible reason why people should not read the Kama Sutra on their phones, access EFF materials, or install their purchased copies of OSX on the machines of their choice.

Apple appears to be trying to control what they do simply for the sake of controlling them. Utterly misguided. Unfortunately, the only explanation of the existence of this behavior is a corporate culture that is deeply twisted, and fundamentally opposed to one of the key ingredients in Western intellectual freedom. That is where it becomes not simply ridiculous, but loathsome.

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RE: The Guardian - irony
by jabbotts on Fri 5th Jun 2009 15:11 in reply to "The Guardian"
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I find it rather ironic that the two biggest offenders in the current software market are both born of a country founded by Hackers (yes, the founding fathers where political hackers and some very much hardware hackers).

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RE[2]: The Guardian - irony
by Johann Chua on Sun 7th Jun 2009 04:13 in reply to "RE: The Guardian - irony"
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It's more ironic that Steve Jobs and Woz used to hack AT&T's phone system with blue boxes, and now the iPhone is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. that we mere mortals aren't supposed to hack, or else.

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