Stopping git naming the first branch "master":
reducto$ git config --global init.templateDir ~/.config/git/template
reducto$ mkdir -p ~/.config/git/template
reducto$ echo "ref: refs/heads/main" > ~/.config/git/template/HEAD
reducto$ mkdir newRepo
reducto$ cd newRepo/
reducto$ git init
Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/kurt/newRepo/.git/
reducto$ git status
On branch main
No commits yet
nothing to commit (create/copy files and use "git add" to track)
@owen This is a really tough issue IMHO. Everything that gives you freedom to do what you want with your device also gives malicious actors an attack surface. And usually it's a few years before the malicious possibilities become obvious and widely utilized. There's definitely not an easy answer, it's a balance people like Apple have to walk. Android/google makes different choices: more freedom, but their app store is rife with scamtastic malware.
@owen In the real world, shady extension vendors are regularly pushing out unwanted and in fact weaponized code to users without "meaningful consent."
I'm gonna miss uBlock Origin too but I recognize the reasoning for and value of this move.
@owen Given the vast history of browser extensions being weaponized against the user, even extensions produced at one point by supposedly trustworthy developers, this is an incredibly positive, responsible move by Apple. Ad blockers are still possible without handing complete surveillance and control of every web page you're on to an extension and to whoever happens to currently control that extension (maybe, maybe not its original creator).
@owen Confirming that the update description was super generic and did not mention negative consequences for the users.
"Meaningful consent" implies more than a clause in the user agreement that says "we can update this at any time." It requires engagement with the userbase at large - and thus guarantees conflict, and compromise.
Maybe Apple would still have disabled this framework. Maybe not. What I do know, with high confidence, is that they didn't ask anyone outside the company if it was okay to do so, or explain what it would mean.
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