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Old Aug 11th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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iPhone news. Pretty important!

I donīt know if I want Apple to be able to reach into my phone and start deleting apps and stuff. I would rather them give me the ability and show me how to do it and than release advisories about certain programmes.

I will let you decide though. Cheers!



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Old Aug 11th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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Good. If some app is stealing my personal information, Apple can remove it without telling me.

I feel better now.

Thank you, Steve.
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Old Aug 11th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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I'm with HowEver on this.

I'm not worried about Cupertino pulling the plug on a legit app. I am comforted knowing they can stamp out malicious code if the need arises.
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Old Aug 11th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #4
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I donīt know if I want Apple to be able to reach into my phone and start deleting apps and stuff. I would rather them give me the ability and show me how to do it and than release advisories about certain programmes.

I will let you decide though. Cheers!



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And this is important why? Except in a positive sense.
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Old Aug 11th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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It's a good thing. Thanks Apple!
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Old Aug 11th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #6
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I can see why this is a good thing for sure. But you gotta wonder what the reaction would be if this feature existed in Mac OS X or in Windows.

What if Apple or Microsoft had the ability to delete apps that it deemed malicious off of our desktops. I think a lot more people would be raising a stink.
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Old Aug 11th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #7
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Every few months Apple, and Microsoft, create security patches that do exactly what Apple reserves the privilege to do: prevent malicious attacks on our systems.

When they don't, when they leave their operating systems, installed on our equipment, open to security issues, that's when people rightfully raise a stink. Not for this.
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This example may a bit on the extreme side, but if an app is is created using the GPS as a "Big Brother" type of locating tool, then I would gladly have Apple throw a kill switch to remove it.
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This is a very good thing. I trust Apple here. I actually feel better knowing that they can do this to possible malicious apps.
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This is a very good thing. I trust Apple here. I actually feel better knowing that they can do this to possible malicious apps.
It's not just to remove malicious code, it's also to create a unique situation where they and only they can control.
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