So Apple is sending a request to their server for each app that you open on macOS and slowing you down in the process.
I ended up using Little Snitch to block many attempts to phone home when I used a Mac. For a privacy focused company, Apple does way too much of that.
More details on this macOS thing...
"Your Computer Isn't Yours" https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/
@markosaric 🤦♂️ wayyyyyy too much!
How is Apple a privacy focussed company ? Can we call any company that has all their major programs and operating systems privacy focussed ?
@PublicNuisance in their communication and marketing, they're positioning themselves as privacy focused
Yeah well Microsoft also says they love Linux. Companies lie. Only a fool would believe a company that claims they support privacy but force you to take their word for it.
@PublicNuisance not sure what you're trying to say? that's it's ok for them to phone home for every app you open because they're a company?
their positioning as privacy focused is the only reason i sent this message. if they were not saying they're privacy focused, it would be expected and normal behaviour you get on other OS such as windows...
If us Linux nerds tell them to do all those things they won’t do it. Because we aren’t cool enough.
I remember the 90s when people didn’t even know *nix OSes existed. Now they are forced to use it on their phones and servers. That is a good thing.
@markosaric Fascinating stuff. I used to run a Hackintosh build, and I'm surprised Apple doesn't interfere with these users that much; I could definitely see them shutting down sus apps like Clover Configurator. The only program I couldn't get working was iMessage...
@markosaric This level of intrusion should be illegal.
@profoundlynerdy Law seem ineffective to deal with these problems. They're circumvented or ignored.
Protocols and infrastructure do much better IME. If we all did backups with Syncthing, it'd be a more private world, even if there were no laws against snooping.
@markosaric Haha and there are people who believe they are buying privacy when they're buying Apple...
@markosaric Soooo, if I read that correctly I should be fine with directing requests to ocsp.apple.com to 0.0.0.0 in /etc/hosts as long as I don't upgrade to MacOS Big Sur, right?
@markosaric I don't see why it's such a big deal to the author. Just don't use apple!
@markosaric It's insane the number of people who cry to defend Apple about how privacy respecting it is, and then you read stuff like this.
Found this work around (on birdsite):
1. Disconnect Internet (if possible)
2. Open Terminal
3. Run `sudo vi /etc/hosts`
4. Type `G$` (go to end of file)
5. Type `i`, left arrow, enter
6. Type `127.0.0.1 http://oscp.apple.com`
7. Press esc then type `:x` then press enter
More details here:
@markosaric it a good read..
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