Apple's creepy new iPhone features

OH boy! This is crazy! Just when we think we’ve hit the bottom of the privacy violation nightmare, POW there’s an underground garage!

The article says that they’re working with scientists on sensory data like physical activity, sleep patterns & even typing behavior so your phone can tip you off about mental health concerns.

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So, they addict you to a virtual world full of subscriptions, apps, etc. Then, they create the conditions that you cannot have an everyday life without an electronic device.

In the end, they will tell you if you’re or not “crazy,” always with the premise of safety and care.

I see a severe mental health problem here, but not from the user’s point of view.

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I have stopped selling my ebooks on Apple Books because of this news. Apple lost my trust. Apple no longer deserves to earn ebook-sales revenue from my readers.

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Orwell was right. Again! Perhaps this is the time to ask, Where’s John Galt?

@kirkmahoneyphd I continue to silently applaud your convictions towards Google and Apple. We’d probably be friends IRL.

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I have stopped selling my ebooks on Amazon Kindle because of the following news, which was on top of news that Amazon Web Services took down a competitor to Twitter, news that Amazon will not sell ebooks to libraries, and news that Amazon removed a best-selling book from its site while lying about the author’s approach to the book’s topic:

Amazon lost my trust. Amazon no longer deserves to earn ebook-sales revenue from my readers. Once I find a replacement for Amazon as publisher of my paperbacks, I will say goodbye to Amazon paperbacks, too!

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@kirkmahoneyphd I was watching Fox Nation & someone on there referred to the Amazon economy as “Amazon Capitalism.” The way they treat their workers & created this One-click, instant consumerism caused me to stay away from it as much as I can. I still use AUDIBLE. If someone has a better alternative, I would love to check it out.

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@urszula, I still have my Audible account, with lots of audiobooks still there, but I no longer pay for a subscription. I switched to Kobo (out of Toronto, Ontario), which carries the same audiobooks, because the monthly subscription is 1/3 less than Audible’s monthly subscription. But, I do not recommend Kobo and am looking for an alternative to it because Kobo limits its audiobook downloads to Android and iOS – meaning I never truly own the audiobooks.

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@kirkmahoneyphd I’ve been an audible member since the early 2000s When they were their own company & before they were swallowed by Amazon. I remember the desktop software, the Audible Manager that I used to burn CDs with the audiobooks. I think I still have some of those somewhere. That’s when you knew, you had the audiobook & it was truly yours.

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This is why I never had an iPhone.

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Big data companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple basically moved the Overton Window little by little over the last 15-20 years, so now many people find this acceptable. It wasn’t done in a day. It was done little by little. Someone here wrote about boiling the frog. It’s exactly like that. If a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.
We are slowly being cooked to death.

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