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From: Therese Godefroy
Subject: www/proprietary workshop/mal.rec proprietary.ht...
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 03:47:28 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Therese Godefroy <th_g> 20/08/18 03:47:28

Modified files:
        proprietary/workshop: mal.rec 
        proprietary    : proprietary.html proprietary-surveillance.html 
                         malware-apple.html 

Log message:
        Apple uses Siri to listen to people whenever it wishes (www-discuss 
2020-08-16).

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec?cvsroot=www&r1=1.219&r2=1.220
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.228&r2=1.229
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-surveillance.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.327&r2=1.328
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/malware-apple.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.122&r2=1.123

Patches:
Index: workshop/mal.rec
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec,v
retrieving revision 1.219
retrieving revision 1.220
diff -u -b -r1.219 -r1.220
--- workshop/mal.rec    15 Aug 2020 06:40:11 -0000      1.219
+++ workshop/mal.rec    18 Aug 2020 07:47:27 -0000      1.220
@@ -24,6 +24,29 @@
 ####    Please don't remove the blank line after this marker!    ####
 # ADD NEW BLURB HERE
 
+Added: 2020-08-18
+Id: 202004200
+RT: www-discuss 2020-08-16 (Apple uses Siri to listen to people...)
+PubDate: 2020-04-20
+Target: malware-apple.html surveillance
+Target: proprietary-surveillance.html SpywareIniThings
+Keywords:
+Blurb: <p>Apple whistleblower Thomas Le Bonniec reports that Apple
++   made a practice of surreptitiously activating the Siri software to <a
++   
href="https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Statement-Siri-recordings-TLB.pdf";>
++   record users' conversations when they had not activated Siri</a>.
++   This was not just occasional, it was systematic practice.</p>
++
++   <p>His job was to listen to these recordings, in a group that made
++   transcripts of them. He does not believes that Apple has ceased this
++   practice.</p>
++
++   <p>The only reliable way to prevent this is, for the program that
++   controls access to the microphone to decide when the user has
++   &ldquo;activated&rdquo; any service, to be free software, and the
++   operating system under it free as well. This way, users could make
++   sure Apple can't listen to them.</p>
+
 Added: 2020-08-14
 Id: 202008030
 RT: www-discuss 2020-08-09 (ADT alarm systems will snoop for Google.)

Index: proprietary.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/proprietary.html,v
retrieving revision 1.228
retrieving revision 1.229
diff -u -b -r1.228 -r1.229
--- proprietary.html    15 Aug 2020 06:40:10 -0000      1.228
+++ proprietary.html    18 Aug 2020 07:47:28 -0000      1.229
@@ -173,6 +173,24 @@
 <h3 id="latest">Latest additions</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202004200">
+    <p>Apple whistleblower Thomas Le Bonniec reports that Apple
+    made a practice of surreptitiously activating the Siri software to <a
+    
href="https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Statement-Siri-recordings-TLB.pdf";>
+    record users' conversations when they had not activated Siri</a>.
+    This was not just occasional, it was systematic practice.</p>
+
+    <p>His job was to listen to these recordings, in a group that made
+    transcripts of them. He does not believes that Apple has ceased this
+    practice.</p>
+
+    <p>The only reliable way to prevent this is, for the program that
+    controls access to the microphone to decide when the user has
+    &ldquo;activated&rdquo; any service, to be free software, and the
+    operating system under it free as well. This way, users could make
+    sure Apple can't listen to them.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202008030">
     <p>Google Nest <a
     
href="https://blog.google/products/google-nest/partnership-adt-smarter-home-security/";>
@@ -219,19 +237,6 @@
     to contagious disease that can be fatal.  Software like this should
     be illegal and bosses that demand it should be prosecuted for it.</p>
   </li>
-
-  <li id="M201504210">
-    <p>Runescape is a popular online game with some <a
-    
href="https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/33cd8g/question_why_is_runescape_so_addicting/";>
-    addictive features</a> derived from <a
-    href="/proprietary/proprietary-addictions.html#addictiveness">
-    behavioral manipulation techniques</a>. Certain
-    repetitive aspects of the game, like <a
-    href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grinding_(video_games)">
-    grinding</a>, can be minimised by becoming a paying member, and can
-    thus encourage children and impressionable people to spend money on
-    the game.</p>
-  </li>
 </ul>
 
 </div>
@@ -293,7 +298,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/08/15 06:40:10 $
+$Date: 2020/08/18 07:47:28 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary-surveillance.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-surveillance.html,v
retrieving revision 1.327
retrieving revision 1.328
diff -u -b -r1.327 -r1.328
--- proprietary-surveillance.html       15 Aug 2020 06:40:10 -0000      1.327
+++ proprietary-surveillance.html       18 Aug 2020 07:47:28 -0000      1.328
@@ -520,6 +520,24 @@
 </div>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202004200">
+    <p>Apple whistleblower Thomas Le Bonniec reports that Apple
+    made a practice of surreptitiously activating the Siri software to <a
+    
href="https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Statement-Siri-recordings-TLB.pdf";>
+    record users' conversations when they had not activated Siri</a>.
+    This was not just occasional, it was systematic practice.</p>
+
+    <p>His job was to listen to these recordings, in a group that made
+    transcripts of them. He does not believes that Apple has ceased this
+    practice.</p>
+
+    <p>The only reliable way to prevent this is, for the program that
+    controls access to the microphone to decide when the user has
+    &ldquo;activated&rdquo; any service, to be free software, and the
+    operating system under it free as well. This way, users could make
+    sure Apple can't listen to them.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201910131">
     <p>Safari occasionally <a
     
href="https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2019/10/13/dear-apple-safe-browsing-might-not-be-that-safe/";>
@@ -2680,7 +2698,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/08/15 06:40:10 $
+$Date: 2020/08/18 07:47:28 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: malware-apple.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/malware-apple.html,v
retrieving revision 1.122
retrieving revision 1.123
diff -u -b -r1.122 -r1.123
--- malware-apple.html  8 Aug 2020 17:59:24 -0000       1.122
+++ malware-apple.html  18 Aug 2020 07:47:28 -0000      1.123
@@ -622,6 +622,24 @@
 <h3 id="surveillance">Surveillance</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202004200">
+    <p>Apple whistleblower Thomas Le Bonniec reports that Apple
+    made a practice of surreptitiously activating the Siri software to <a
+    
href="https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Statement-Siri-recordings-TLB.pdf";>
+    record users' conversations when they had not activated Siri</a>.
+    This was not just occasional, it was systematic practice.</p>
+
+    <p>His job was to listen to these recordings, in a group that made
+    transcripts of them. He does not believes that Apple has ceased this
+    practice.</p>
+
+    <p>The only reliable way to prevent this is, for the program that
+    controls access to the microphone to decide when the user has
+    &ldquo;activated&rdquo; any service, to be free software, and the
+    operating system under it free as well. This way, users could make
+    sure Apple can't listen to them.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201910131">
     <p>Safari occasionally <a
     
href="https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2019/10/13/dear-apple-safe-browsing-might-not-be-that-safe/";>
@@ -923,7 +941,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/08/08 17:59:24 $
+$Date: 2020/08/18 07:47:28 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>



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