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I just saw a TV commercial* touting how well the iPhone brand cares about and protects privacy.

 

  Do you believe that to be the truth, or is it iPhone’s version of alternate truth?

*The commercial was produced by the T-Mobile company.

Posted - September 10

Responses


  • 32978
    What's an iphone?
      September 10, 2020 8:40 PM MDT
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  • 36485

     

      I’ll send you one. What’s your snail mail address?

    ~

      September 10, 2020 8:46 PM MDT
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  • 8213
    iPhone brand Apple
      September 10, 2020 8:46 PM MDT
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  • 32978
    I make apple pies.  Is that where the term APP came from?
      September 10, 2020 8:49 PM MDT
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  • 8213
    Huh?
      September 10, 2020 9:03 PM MDT
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  • 36485

     

      Wrong again.  I purposefully wrote iPhone as opposed to Apple for two reasons: 1) the commercial specifically stated iPhone, it did not state Apple, and 2) the larger debate about privacy focuses on Google and Apple, which brings out the subterfuge of the commercial by their use of the name iPhone instead of Google or Apple.

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    This post was edited by Randy D at September 11, 2020 9:40 AM MDT
      September 10, 2020 8:56 PM MDT
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  • 8213
    Sorry, but I disagree. Everybody knows that Apple is the maker of the iPhone. The producer of that commercial choosing not to identify Apple does nothing to change that basic fact.
      September 10, 2020 9:02 PM MDT
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  • 36485

     

      You’re trying to rewrite not only the commercial but also how I reiterate what what it said. In it, they may have meant Apple yet sneakily stated iPhone, which is the exact point of my post.
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      September 10, 2020 9:31 PM MDT
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  • 8213
    OK, you win. (Did I really just say that?) But you still get a lower-case grrrr. Less emphatic, of course, than Grrrr, which can be escalated to GRRRR in extreme circumstances.
      September 10, 2020 10:09 PM MDT
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  • 36485

     

      Gracias.
    ~

      September 10, 2020 10:12 PM MDT
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  • 10758
    You been sitting on the lawn? That's how you get a grassy a$$.
      September 11, 2020 12:51 AM MDT
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  • 10758
    They are kinda hard to hack, hence the uproar when Apple refused to provide the Australian Government with a "backdoor". Such doesn't exist, but the Home Affairs Minister, Mr Potato aka Gruppenführer Dutton, thinks that Australian citizens don't deserve privacy.
      September 11, 2020 12:55 AM MDT
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  • 13478
    May I simply say bullchit!?
      September 11, 2020 11:03 AM MDT
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  • 1758
    Interesting, T-mobile not Apple promoting the Iphone.  I do not know - I know they are hard to hack, if not impossible.  If that is protecting my privacy OK
      September 11, 2020 1:43 PM MDT
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