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News Trent Reznor rages against Apple censorship policy

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    All hail the Trent.
     
  3. Mentai

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    Wow I didn't know they were this stringent, it's a wonder there aren't more jailbroken phones...
     
  4. Stormwulf

    Stormwulf A mod to far?

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    Trent should be god..... mans a genius.
    Less said about Apple the better.
     
  5. Gremlin

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    As much as i hate Trent Reznor with a passion, i couldnt agree with him more on this
     
  6. drlecter

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    To be honest, I hope they keep it up and help kill their own brand.
     
  7. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Cool, when did you meet him?
     
  8. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    His examples of bad things he can do made me laugh, almost like the extremes you'd expect from a child having an arguement :p

    Apple screen the apps, big whoop - its not like its final, just change whatever is in breach and re-submit; im not aware of any cost implcations esp. with free apps - both sides are morons.
     
  9. crazyceo

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    I think that was his problem, Apple haven't said what the specific reason for the ban is. It just said it's content wasn't appropriate but he is true in stating that you can access probably much worse on an iCrap or any other smartphone. Not sure we needed to read such a graphic explanation of what we could see though.
     
  10. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    Yes, just like they screened the baby shaker app. . . you fail.

    Reznor has every right to point out the inconsistencies with the apple policy, it's just another issue of people trying to police the internets
     
  11. fodder

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    This does seem a bit one sided in favour of apple. As Reznor says, anything is allowed on the safari browser on the iPhone which is after all just another application accessing web content. So to block independant apps that access the same data is akin to stifling competition. The twitter situation highlights the ludicrousy of it.

    Yet another step forward for apple to kill competition I suppose. No change there then.
     
  12. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    He's nuts... again... this time without drugs.

    Still TR >> God.
    And he's right as well. :thumb:
     
  13. Lepermessiah

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    apple stink IMO, sure they make some decent stuff, but their policies and their penchant for trying to contolr everything is crap, and why they will always remain a Niche in the PC world. Apple , one of the most overrated companies ever. Best thing about Apple is their marketing and advertising.
     
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    that is Trent's issue, they said something NOT EVEN IN THE APP, is what the problem is. it looks like they are reading a book by it's cover... well not really... they are reading a book, by the cover a book by the same author, that was done years ago, but is a totally different book.
     
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    Just reward for With Teeth imo.
     
  16. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Another reason to laugh at people who buy into "i" products.
     
  17. Jenny_Y8S

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    Why don't apple just have a policy of blocking applications they deem a "bit crap"

    That would then clear up all uncertainty, just be sure to make sure your app pleased some random jerkoff and you're on to a winner.

    baby shaker = apple fail!
     
  18. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Well, NiN:Access is anything but stable but it could be a great application and I 100% agree with Jenny on everything mentioned. :thumb:

    And with scarrmrcc of course.
     
  19. ZERO <ibis>

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    Well maybe this will result in more companies just making products targeted at the jailbreak audience to bypass apple. It is crap like this as to why the only apple product I ever bought was a used imod (a modded 4g ipod photo by red wine audio) which I immediately rockboxed as to have nothing to do with apple.
     
  20. Dreaming

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    Apple themselves even say far and away their most valuable asset is their brand.
     
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