Freedom Sacrificed for an Easy Life, in Apple’s Brave New World

Source: Index on Censorship

 

Apple should be part of the open online society, rather than the architects behind a system of control, argues Bill Thompson

Welcome to the Brave New World of the Macintosh App Store, where Big Brother Steve is in complete control.

It is becoming harder and harder to feel comfortable about the business practices of Apple as it continues its transformation from being a design-obsessed computer company into the authoritarian centrepiece of the digital life of the millions of people who have chosen ‘the Apple Way’.

As a long time Apple user myself, and someone who has introduced many friends and family to Macintosh computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads and the iTunes Store over the years I am beginning to feel like a left-wing writer who, having always spoken up in favour of the Soviet Union, wakes up one morning to find Russian tanks in the streets of Budapest, crushing the nascent Hungarian democracy…

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