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  • The web dying (i mean web browsers, html, javascript, etc) wouldn’t be such a bad thing imo.

    Look at what’s happened to nearly every static content site in the past few years, they’ve become nearly unusable.

    News companies can try to convince ppl to use their apps, but everyone else will continue to use social media apps to get most of their news like they already do anyway. Ppl wanting static content can use the minimal protocols like gemini, gopher, or even a simple markdown web browser, which are already better than most news sites.











  • Dessalines@lemmy.mltoMemes@lemmy.mlThe Smartest Zionist
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    5 days ago

    They don’t. The genocide and theft of land of their indigenous populations mostly happened less than 150 years ago. That land should be returned to indigenous sovereignty.

    How that decolonization should proceed is a question not for the colonizers or their descendents to answer, but the indigenous tribes themselves.









  • I don’t think it’s wrong to stay with apple, you could always just go with something else for your next phone, although if you are concerned enough about the privacy aspect, you could always sell your phone, and get some advice about which are the best smartphone models to run the privacy-focused android variants.

    Some of them list the devices they work on, like lineageOS.

    There’s ppl here a lot more knowledgeable than I am here that could help you choose one.



  • Dessalines@lemmy.mltoPrivacy@lemmy.mlWhy don’t you like Apple?
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    Few reasons, first is this: . Seems like as long as something has a clean interface, or it looks shiny enough, then all its privacy faults are overlooked.

    Apple also seems to intentionally cultivate and sell their products as privacy-friendly, which is clearly not the case (see image above).

    2nd reason is that I had an iphone 2g (one of the first models, I forget which one), and it had bluetooth support. An iOS update broke it, and when I reached out to apple, they lied to me and told me my device had no bluetooth module at all. They’re one of the worst offenders of planned obsolescence, and have become one of the richest companies on the planet because of it.

    3rd reason: they sell overpriced products to mainly to high-income imperial-core consumers, selling an image of “upper-class professional”. Look at a graph of iOS market share worldwide, vs its market share in the richest countries. Apple didn’t even bother to condescend to make affordable products for the global south.

    The markup on iphones is something outrageous, like 40% of the purchase price is going to the shareholders of apple, not the workers who built the phones. By buying apple, you are mainly supporting these wealthy parasites. Its also why other smartphone brands have higher performance at half the cost of iphones. They really bank on the fact that they’re selling an upper-class identity, and less of a phone.

    4th reason: Their ecosystem is locked down in such a way as to make it difficult for open source development. iirc apple won’t even let you use the GPL for any app on their app store.