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To be honest I expected Big Sur to run somewhat slow on my old MacBook with core m3.

It runs faster and snappier than Catalina. And oh how beautiful it is.

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    Lots of reports of instability though. Personally in my classes we've had quite a few macbooks break because of the update. Might want to hold off for a while.
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    @RememberMe I’m not gonna advocate for updating to the first major release since the year 2000. I think I’m just lucky and it’s just the survivorship bias, just like with apple butterfly keyboard that internet hates but it works flawlessly on my laptop.
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    I love how the animations are kind of laggy on mbp 2015😊
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    I Love how the telemetry has increased
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    @volttide really? How’s that possible? I’m blasting full 60fps on 2017 core m3 MacBook 12
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    @Linux @kiki Not only a telemetry increase, it's straight creepy now, seems to be sent over an insecure connection and the system api with which you could disable this through network level blocking with software like Little Snitch and such has been removed. I know quite a few devs who have paused the update because they're kinda creeped out.
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    @linuxxx tell me more please
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    @kiki Every time you open a program in macos big sur from now on, a hash of that program will be sent to apple so they know you opened it. Yesterday quite some people experienced application loading issues after the update which was due to an outage at apples side.

    Now, you could block this at system api level but since the new update removes the entire api, that option is gone.

    You could do pihole level blocking or hosts file based blocking of course but all macos has to do now is just call a different goddamn dns server and its bypassed. Or you could block that on firewall leve.... oh right, that api is gone now.

    So this is pretty much a big fuck you from apple to its users as for control (which you already didn't have that much) and privacy.
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    @kiki Correction from my side:
    Not sure about the API removal but they at least added API functionality which makes it impossible to block shit on network level.

    https://m.slashdot.org/story/378250
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    @linuxxx thanks. I use LuLu, but gotta switch to Little Snitch 5, it is said to work with Big Sur
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    @kiki As far as I'm aware it does not but I hope for the privacy and safety of all Mac users that it does...
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    @linuxxx you're right, it doesnt. Gotta tweak the pihole again
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    @kiki idk for instance, when I opened a folder at launchpad, there's a stutter on it🀷
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    @kiki Mac can just use a different dns server so it probably won't matter at all :(

    Have a look at the Louis Rossmann video about this! (Apple watching & logging EVERY APP YOU OPEN with new OS)
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    @kiki It does seem like (how Louis explains it) the app just won't launch if you're online and don't get a callback from the server.

    Aka; apple can now choose what software you can use!
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    @linuxxx jailbreak for macos is a matter of time now. We took down starforce — we’ll take down apple surveillance.
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    @kiki I hope for it! Too bad that'd only be for tech savvy people 😞

    Apple royally screwed it's Mac userbase over...
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    @linuxxx btw I don’t like how radical sneak berlin is.
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    @kiki How is he radical? I've heard from Mac users who have mitm'd to check this that the article you're quoting isn't entirely correct since they see traffic every time they open an app as the Berlin dude describes.

    Except for the technical details, he's completely correct as far as I can read.
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    @linuxxx he’s radical because of many things. I’m gonna make a separate rant about that. You can just look at his GitHub PR to netlify-cli when he makes bold accusations.

    By the way him being radical doesn’t mean what he says is wrong. I think we don’t know much about how proprietary apple logic works, especially how often this request are happening because sneak says one thing, Jacopo says the other thing.

    But Jacopo at least presented the request content and the reason why those lookups have to be done over unencrypted connection.
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    @kiki Luckily apple is reverting this change due to public outrage.

    Although, it had come to light that this firewall bypass "feature" makes it very easy to gain remote (backdoor) access to macs, and it appears that apple was warned of this well before release.
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    @linuxxx unfortunately you’re absolutely right.

    Could you provide some link on apple reverting this? I really wanna see this
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    @kiki I only have a Dutch source... (benign one, though)
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    @linuxxx found it. Thank you for always keeping us up to date even about problems of platforms you seem to appreciate less. That’s professionalism, it’s only secure when everyone is secure 😎
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    @kiki Haha, it's not less appreciation, I actually fucking hate Apple but yeah, I follow tons of tech sites multiple times a day so!
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