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I said nothing about the Chinese people, let alone your wife, but rather about the gov't of China. As for proof that the gov't of China is spying go do your own research because any proof I could bring to bear you will just discount due to your bias. You bringing your wife into this argument just proves your unmitigated bias. I know nothing about your wife and she has nothing to do with this so leave her out of it.
Stating facts is not insulting nor are they "slurs". Good Night, man! Get off your low-horse.
Government can give you nothing but what it takes from somebody else. A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you've got, including your freedom.-Ezra Taft Benson
You must accept 1 of 2 basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not alone. Either way, the implications are staggering!-Wernher von Braun
I've got Sid Meier's Civilization III, IV and V on Steam for my anti-productivity tools, along with Tabletop Simulator for group anti-productivity events. I'm also finding that Overdrive along with Kindle Cloud Reader is a fine anti-productivity tool, as it allows me to check out e-books through our local public library. Stuart Woods, Randy Wayne White, C.J. Box and Janet Evanovich are my current favorites for that.
Count me in for GTA Online, though it has nothing to do with the current situation.
I was an avid gamer, quit cold turkey over a decade ago, but have always made an exception for the GTA series. I've ignored the Online part of GTA5 for years as I figured it, like most online games, was all about 12-year olds who have nothing better to do than play all day and you stand no chance against them and getting owned all the time. But I tried it out last year, and there's ways around that, and I now have a good team and to this day I'm still stretching the $60 or so I paid for the game years ago.
Fun fact: According to linguists, a three year old typically recognizes no less than twenty thousand distinct words. The kid is then roughly speaking a thousand days old, and must have learned about twenty new words every single day of his life!
What are the twenty new words you have learned today?
That's what a boomer would say, boomer
I'm a millennial, but not a typical one because I have a house, a job and not a crippling student loan and you don't hear me complaining about how I can't get either of those because you boomers destroyed my chances
I can't say I'm surprised - Apple does at least claim they have a privacy bias. And hopefully the API mentioned in the article you link to (quoted below) will give governments just enough access to the underlying devices to permit what's required for finding interactions with infected people without leaking personal data.
Apple and Google hope to issue a developer API in a "first stage," followed by operating system integration at a future date. The initial API will only be made available to public health organizations, presumably including those in France.
I wonder about the article only mentioning the French wanting changes to iOS - does that mean they can already get all the access to devices/system services that they want in Android?
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p