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News Apple has iPhone app blacklist

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'd be worried if it was even remotely possible no one'd bypass it.

    Come on. Firmware's been cracked by some very adept chaps (And probably ladies), I'm sure someone can spoof or outright disable a blacklist. I'll be worried if Apple get 'iPhone Police' or something, sure, but until then? Eh.

    I give it a month of being active before it's totally crapped on.
     
  3. TheCherub

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    This is what someone I know wrote about this on another forum:

    "This story is complete crap.

    What they are referring to is 'https://iphone-services.apple.com/clbl/unauthorizedApps', where the "clbl" part stands for "Core Location Black List". It is inside the Core Location framework because it deal with Core Location security. It doesn't disable any apps at all, it merely prevents certain apps from accessing the Core Location services.

    Core Location, so you know, is the API that allows develops to access and use the A-GPS system of the iPhone. This, obviously, has major security concerns. It is great for geo-tagging photos, and for finding out what services are around your location (bars, restaurants, etc.), but you wouldn't want a developer to be able to use it to track your exact location permanently, for example. That is stalkerish."
     
  4. cjoyce1980

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    just another way apple are trying to screw the world
     
  5. The Infamous Mr D

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    I like that little addendum!

    Every man finds geeky girls extremely sexy. It's a fact.
     
  6. liratheal

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    Apple're trying to rubbish my stalking?!

    It took a lot of effort to get that app on her iPhone!

    What you said wouldn't surprise me, but given Apples locking down of pretty much everything else, neither would them trying to black list apps.

    Damn right. I want to meet the girl who was rolling around in RAM chips nekkid >.>
     
  7. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Just to make you a little more jealous, I married a geeky girl :) :)

    Back on topic though, as people haid, I'm sure it won't be long until a way around this is found if it does turn out to be a potential problem for some people
     
  8. -EVRE-

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    I;m curious why the geeky are still buying apple. If they cared about its consumers, not coin, they would open up their platforms.

    Mac OS, only want it running on their way over priced hardware.
    Mac PC's, as said above, they want to rape you for your coin.
    Ipod, NO! you cant use your mp3 player as a plug and play device, it has to be locked and restricted by using Itunes (consequently why my ipod bounced off my wall and I now own a walkman video)
    Iphone, Catch those escaped inmate phones!
     
  9. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    the trouble is, the iphone does what some people want and need so easily
     
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