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From: Therese Godefroy
Subject: www/proprietary malware-apple.html proprietary-...
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:23:39 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Therese Godefroy <th_g> 19/10/20 06:23:39

Modified files:
        proprietary    : malware-apple.html proprietary-jails.html 
                         proprietary.html 
        proprietary/workshop: mal.rec targets.rec 

Log message:
        Apple will make MacOS a jail; slightly reorganize the apple-jail lists 
(www-discuss 2019-10-20).

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/malware-apple.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.113&r2=1.114
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-jails.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.44&r2=1.45
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.183&r2=1.184
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec?cvsroot=www&r1=1.169&r2=1.170
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/workshop/targets.rec?cvsroot=www&r1=1.13&r2=1.14

Patches:
Index: malware-apple.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/malware-apple.html,v
retrieving revision 1.113
retrieving revision 1.114
diff -u -b -r1.113 -r1.114
--- malware-apple.html  19 Oct 2019 09:56:22 -0000      1.113
+++ malware-apple.html  20 Oct 2019 10:23:39 -0000      1.114
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@
 </div>
 </div>
 
-<div class="summary">
+<div id="TOC" class="summary">
 <h3>Type&nbsp;of malware</h3>
 <ul>
   <li><a href="#back-doors">Back doors</a></li>
@@ -275,25 +275,48 @@
 
 <h3 id="jails">Jails</h3>
 
-<p><a 
href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=IOS_jailbreaking&amp;oldid=835861046";>
-iOS, the operating system of the Apple iThings, is the prototype
-of a jail</a>.  It was Apple that introduced the practice of
-designing general purpose computers with censorship of application
-programs.</p>
-
-<p>Here is an article about the <a
-href="http://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2008/03/07/code-signing-and-you/";>
-code signing</a> that the iThings use to lock up the user.</p>
-
-<p>Curiously, Apple is beginning to allow limited passage through the
-walls of the iThing jail: users can now install apps built from
-source code, provided the source code is written in Swift.  Users
-cannot do this freely because they are required to identify
-themselves. <a href="https://developer.apple.com/xcode/";>Here
-are details</a>. While this is a crack in the prison walls, it is not
-big enough to mean that the iThings are no longer jails.</p>
+<ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M201904090">
+    <p>Apple plans to require that <a
+    
href="https://www.cultofmac.com/618378/apple-will-soon-require-all-macos-apps-to-be-notarized/";>
+    all application software for MacOS be approved by Apple first</a>.</p>
+
+    <p>Offering a checking service as an option could be
+    useful and would not be wrong.  Requiring users to get
+    Apple's approval is tyranny. Apple says the check will
+    only look for malware (not counting the malware that is <a
+    href="/proprietary/malware-apple.html#TOC">part of
+    the operating system</a>), but Apple could change that policy step
+    by step.  Or perhaps Apple will define malware to include any app
+    that China does not like.</p>
+
+    <p>For free software, this means users will need to get Apple's
+    approval after compilation.  This amounts to a system of surveilling
+    the use of free programs.</p>
+  </li>
+
+  <li id="M200803070">
+    <p><a 
href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=IOS_jailbreaking&amp;oldid=835861046";>
+    iOS, the operating system of the Apple iThings, is the prototype
+    of a jail</a>.  It was Apple that introduced the practice of
+    designing general purpose computers with censorship of application
+    programs.</p>
+
+    <p>Here is an article about the <a
+    href="http://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2008/03/07/code-signing-and-you/";>
+    code signing</a> that the iThings use to lock up the user.</p>
+
+    <p>Curiously, Apple is beginning to allow limited passage through the
+    walls of the iThing jail: users can now install apps built from
+    source code, provided the source code is written in Swift.  Users
+    cannot do this freely because they are required to identify
+    themselves. <a href="https://developer.apple.com/xcode/";>Here
+    are details</a>. While this is a crack in the prison walls, it is not
+    big enough to mean that the iThings are no longer jails.</p>
+  </li>
+</ul>
 
-<h4>Examples of censorship by Apple jails</h4>
+<h4 id="jail-censorship">Examples of censorship by Apple jails</h4>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
   <li id="M201910100">
@@ -866,7 +889,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2019/10/19 09:56:22 $
+$Date: 2019/10/20 10:23:39 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary-jails.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-jails.html,v
retrieving revision 1.44
retrieving revision 1.45
diff -u -b -r1.44 -r1.45
--- proprietary-jails.html      16 Oct 2019 06:56:46 -0000      1.44
+++ proprietary-jails.html      20 Oct 2019 10:23:39 -0000      1.45
@@ -50,25 +50,48 @@
 
 <h3 id="apple">Apple jails</h3>
 
-<p><a 
href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=IOS_jailbreaking&amp;oldid=835861046";>
-iOS, the operating system of the Apple iThings, is the prototype
-of a jail</a>.  It was Apple that introduced the practice of
-designing general purpose computers with censorship of application
-programs.</p>
-
-<p>Here is an article about the <a
-href="http://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2008/03/07/code-signing-and-you/";>
-code signing</a> that the iThings use to lock up the user.</p>
-
-<p>Curiously, Apple is beginning to allow limited passage through the
-walls of the iThing jail: users can now install apps built from
-source code, provided the source code is written in Swift.  Users
-cannot do this freely because they are required to identify
-themselves. <a href="https://developer.apple.com/xcode/";>Here
-are details</a>. While this is a crack in the prison walls, it is not
-big enough to mean that the iThings are no longer jails.</p>
+<ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M201904090">
+    <p>Apple plans to require that <a
+    
href="https://www.cultofmac.com/618378/apple-will-soon-require-all-macos-apps-to-be-notarized/";>
+    all application software for MacOS be approved by Apple first</a>.</p>
+
+    <p>Offering a checking service as an option could be
+    useful and would not be wrong.  Requiring users to get
+    Apple's approval is tyranny. Apple says the check will
+    only look for malware (not counting the malware that is <a
+    href="/proprietary/malware-apple.html#TOC">part of
+    the operating system</a>), but Apple could change that policy step
+    by step.  Or perhaps Apple will define malware to include any app
+    that China does not like.</p>
+
+    <p>For free software, this means users will need to get Apple's
+    approval after compilation.  This amounts to a system of surveilling
+    the use of free programs.</p>
+  </li>
+
+  <li id="M200803070">
+    <p><a 
href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=IOS_jailbreaking&amp;oldid=835861046";>
+    iOS, the operating system of the Apple iThings, is the prototype
+    of a jail</a>.  It was Apple that introduced the practice of
+    designing general purpose computers with censorship of application
+    programs.</p>
+
+    <p>Here is an article about the <a
+    href="http://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2008/03/07/code-signing-and-you/";>
+    code signing</a> that the iThings use to lock up the user.</p>
+
+    <p>Curiously, Apple is beginning to allow limited passage through the
+    walls of the iThing jail: users can now install apps built from
+    source code, provided the source code is written in Swift.  Users
+    cannot do this freely because they are required to identify
+    themselves. <a href="https://developer.apple.com/xcode/";>Here
+    are details</a>. While this is a crack in the prison walls, it is not
+    big enough to mean that the iThings are no longer jails.</p>
+  </li>
+</ul>
 
-<h4>Examples of censorship by Apple jails</h4>
+<h4 id="apple-censorship">Examples of censorship by Apple jails</h4>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
   <li id="M201910100">
@@ -299,7 +322,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2019/10/16 06:56:46 $
+$Date: 2019/10/20 10:23:39 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/proprietary.html,v
retrieving revision 1.183
retrieving revision 1.184
diff -u -b -r1.183 -r1.184
--- proprietary.html    19 Oct 2019 09:56:22 -0000      1.183
+++ proprietary.html    20 Oct 2019 10:23:39 -0000      1.184
@@ -149,6 +149,25 @@
 <h3 id="latest">Latest additions</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M201904090">
+    <p>Apple plans to require that <a
+    
href="https://www.cultofmac.com/618378/apple-will-soon-require-all-macos-apps-to-be-notarized/";>
+    all application software for MacOS be approved by Apple first</a>.</p>
+
+    <p>Offering a checking service as an option could be
+    useful and would not be wrong.  Requiring users to get
+    Apple's approval is tyranny. Apple says the check will
+    only look for malware (not counting the malware that is <a
+    href="/proprietary/malware-apple.html#TOC">part of
+    the operating system</a>), but Apple could change that policy step
+    by step.  Or perhaps Apple will define malware to include any app
+    that China does not like.</p>
+
+    <p>For free software, this means users will need to get Apple's
+    approval after compilation.  This amounts to a system of surveilling
+    the use of free programs.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201910130">
     <p>The Chinese Communist Party's &ldquo;Study
     the Great Nation&rdquo; app requires users to grant it <a
@@ -199,19 +218,6 @@
     Venezuela</a>. This demonstrates that a subscription requirement is
     a potential tool for sabotage.</p>
   </li>
-
-  <li id="M201908270">
-    <p>A very popular app found in the
-    Google Play store contained a module that was designed to <a
-    
href="https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/08/google-play-app-with-100-million-downloads-executed-secret-payloads/";>secretly
-    install malware on the user's computer</a>. The app developers
-    regularly used it to make the computer download and execute any code
-    they wanted.</p>
-
-    <p>This is a concrete example of what users are exposed to when they
-    run nonfree apps. They can never be completely sure that a nonfree
-    app is safe.</p>
-  </li>
 </ul>
 
 
@@ -272,7 +278,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2019/10/19 09:56:22 $
+$Date: 2019/10/20 10:23:39 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: workshop/mal.rec
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec,v
retrieving revision 1.169
retrieving revision 1.170
diff -u -b -r1.169 -r1.170
--- workshop/mal.rec    19 Oct 2019 10:02:35 -0000      1.169
+++ workshop/mal.rec    20 Oct 2019 10:23:39 -0000      1.170
@@ -25,6 +25,53 @@
 ####    Please don't remove the blank line after this marker!    ####
 # ADD NEW BLURB HERE
 
+Id: 200803070
+PubDate: 2008-03-07
+Target: malware-apple.html jails
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Keywords: jailbreak code signing
+Blurb: <p><a 
href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=IOS_jailbreaking&amp;oldid=835861046";>
++   iOS, the operating system of the Apple iThings, is the prototype
++   of a jail</a>.  It was Apple that introduced the practice of
++   designing general purpose computers with censorship of application
++   programs.</p>
++
++   <p>Here is an article about the <a
++   href="http://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2008/03/07/code-signing-and-you/";>
++   code signing</a> that the iThings use to lock up the user.</p>
++
++   <p>Curiously, Apple is beginning to allow limited passage through the
++   walls of the iThing jail: users can now install apps built from
++   source code, provided the source code is written in Swift.  Users
++   cannot do this freely because they are required to identify
++   themselves. <a href="https://developer.apple.com/xcode/";>Here
++   are details</a>. While this is a crack in the prison walls, it is not
++   big enough to mean that the iThings are no longer jails.</p>
+
+Added: 2019-10-20
+Id: 201904090
+RT: www-discuss 2019-10-20 (Apple will make MacOS a jail)
+PubDate: 2019-04-09
+Target: malware-apple.html jails
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Keywords: MacOS notarization
+Blurb: <p>Apple plans to require that <a
++   
href="https://www.cultofmac.com/618378/apple-will-soon-require-all-macos-apps-to-be-notarized/";>
++   all application software for MacOS be approved by Apple first</a>.</p>
++
++   <p>Offering a checking service as an option could be
++   useful and would not be wrong.  Requiring users to get
++   Apple's approval is tyranny. Apple says the check will
++   only look for malware (not counting the malware that is <a
++   href="/proprietary/malware-apple.html#TOC">part of
++   the operating system</a>), but Apple could change that policy step
++   by step.  Or perhaps Apple will define malware to include any app
++   that China does not like.</p>
++
++   <p>For free software, this means users will need to get Apple's
++   approval after compilation.  This amounts to a system of surveilling
++   the use of free programs.</p>
+
 Added: 2019-10-19
 Id: 201910130.1
 RT: 1440570
@@ -76,8 +123,8 @@
 Id: 201910070
 RT: www-discuss 2019-10-15 (censorship)
 PubDate: 2019-10-07
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
 Keywords:
 Blurb: <p>Apple <a
 +   
href="https://boingboing.net/2019/10/07/apple-ios-13-1-2-for-hong-kong.html";>
@@ -95,8 +142,8 @@
 Id: 201910100
 RT: www-discuss 2019-10-10
 PubDate: 2019-10-10 (Apple censorship of Hong Kong protest software)
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
 Keywords:
 Blurb: <p>Apple has <a
 +   
href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/10/hong-kong-protests-apple-pulls-tracking-app-after-china-criticism";>
@@ -593,9 +640,9 @@
 Id: 201905150
 RT: www-discuss 2019-05-17 (proprietary-insecurity)
 PubDate: 2019-05-15
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 Target: proprietary-insecurity.html proprietary-insecurity
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
 Keywords:
 Blurb: <p>Users caught in the jail of an iMonster are <a
 +   href="https://boingboing.net/2019/05/15/brittle-security.html";> sitting
@@ -2338,8 +2385,8 @@
 +   password</a>.</p>
 
 Id: 201710130
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2017-10-13
 Keywords: censorship
 Blurb: <p>Apple is <a
@@ -2519,8 +2566,8 @@
 +   on you</a>.</p>
 
 Id: 201707290
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2017-07-29
 Keywords: censorship
 Blurb: <p>Apple <a
@@ -3140,8 +3187,8 @@
 +   alters Chrome</a>.</p>
 
 Id: 201701064
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2017-01-06
 Keywords: apps censorship
 Blurb: <p>Apple used its censorship system to enforce Russian surveillance <a
@@ -3168,8 +3215,8 @@
 +   to the page, and makes the page's URL available to Facebook</a>.</p>
 
 Id: 201701050
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2017-01-05
 Keywords: apps censorship
 Blurb: <p>Apple used its censorship system to enforce China's censorship <a
@@ -3782,8 +3829,8 @@
 +   DRM meant to prevent running them on other systems</a>.</p>
 
 Id: 201605190
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2016-05-19
 Keywords: games censorship
 Blurb: <p>Apple censors games, <a
@@ -4409,8 +4456,8 @@
 +   of trouble.</p>
 
 Id: 201509290
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2015-09-29
 Keywords: ithings censorship
 Blurb: <p>Apple <a href="http://ifixit.org/blog/7401/ifixit-app-pulled/";>
@@ -4448,8 +4495,8 @@
 +   
href="/philosophy/surveillance-vs-democracy.html#digitalcash">PRISM</a>.</p>
 
 Id: 201509230
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2015-09-23
 Keywords: censorship
 Blurb: <p>As of 2015, Apple <a
@@ -4649,8 +4696,8 @@
 +   Yahoo</a> unless the user intervenes to stop it.</p>
 
 Id: 201506250
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2015-06-25
 Keywords: apps censorship
 Blurb: <p>Apple has banned iThing
@@ -4880,8 +4927,8 @@
 +   to introduce another? Because this one is controlled by Coolpad.</p>
 
 Id: 201412110
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2014-12-11
 Keywords: censorship
 Blurb: <p><a
@@ -5103,8 +5150,8 @@
 +   too</a>.</p>
 
 Id: 201405250
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2014-02-07
 PubDate: 2014-05-25
 Keywords: apps censorship
@@ -5241,8 +5288,8 @@
 +   &ldquo;cloud&rdquo; is designed to cloud users' minds</a>.</p>
 
 Id: 201402070
-Target: malware-apple.html jails
-Target: proprietary-jails.html apple
+Target: malware-apple.html jail-censorship
+Target: proprietary-jails.html apple-censorship
 PubDate: 2014-02-07
 Keywords: censorship
 Blurb: <p>Apple rejected an app that displayed the locations

Index: workshop/targets.rec
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/workshop/targets.rec,v
retrieving revision 1.13
retrieving revision 1.14
diff -u -b -r1.13 -r1.14
--- workshop/targets.rec        3 Oct 2019 09:26:21 -0000       1.13
+++ workshop/targets.rec        20 Oct 2019 10:23:39 -0000      1.14
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@
 Targets: back-doors surveillance drm echo-back-doors echo-surveillance misc
 
 Page: malware-apple.html
-Targets: back-doors drm incompatibility insecurity interference jails 
manipulation pressuring sabotage surveillance tyrants
+Targets: back-doors drm incompatibility insecurity interference jails 
jail-censorship manipulation pressuring sabotage surveillance tyrants
 
 Page: malware-appliances.html
 Targets: malware-appliances
@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@
 Targets: proprietary-interference
 
 Page: proprietary-jails.html
-Targets: apple microsoft
+Targets: apple apple-censorship microsoft
 
 Page: proprietary-manipulation.html
 Targets: proprietary-manipulation



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