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.

I wrote this post on Opensource.com on my transition from Mac to Linux and how you can do the same.

opensource.com/article/20/6/ma

@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...

@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...

@turion @markosaric Every big company that sells "privacy" actually "avoid" any other company to have access to you data besides themselves.

@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.

@markosaric
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 oscp.apple.com`
7. Press esc then type `:x` then press enter
More details here:
gist.github.com/nathanhleung/2

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