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I would assume that extended support covers built-in apps like Edge.

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  • YouTube Premium
  • Apple One Family (Music, TV+, iCloud, Arcade)
  • HBO Max (best value for high quality content but Apple is very close these days)
  • Prime (barely use it but it's $12/yr here)
  • Game Pass Ultimate
  • Usenet Farm, couple of odd blocks and indexers
  • Carrot Weather

Considering paying for RSS provider but they all seem overpriced for what they do above Feedly free tier.

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Sync across devices at free tier which is the main thing. You pay by having access to things like real-time updates, filters, summaries etc. I don't keep a vps these days and I have a preferred client that's limited to commercial solutions.

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It's not all bad. Artifact uses "AI" to change clickbait titles into more descriptive ones for example.

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Slippery slope is a logical fallacy.

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It's for the Artifact users.

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Yeah, little control over presented articles was what led me to drop it when I was considering reddit alternatives but I'd kill for that de-clickbaiting feature to make way to RSS readers and link aggregators.

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I expect them to cover this in as much detail as possible. They are probably the last big tech / business news website standing. I know Gizmodo, Engadget, Tech Crunch etc exist but nobody seems to have resources and connections The Verge does.

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It's not the same although I must admit I didn't know 404 had this kind of coverage and now it's in my RSS :)

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Me neither. Even though I don't use Instagram / Threads I know it's literally their thing, quite often communicated by management in interviews etc.

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I use Apple hardware because it's made by a company that has a business model based on high margins. Google is an advertising company and their business model is selling my data.

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Google makes money predominantly on ads.

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In terms of overall revenue it's a side hustle for Apple, unlike Google they can live without it.

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Ad business is centered around profiling people, trading this data with other ad companies to enrich those profiles, and using it to shove ads down your throat. Thought it was common knowledge, sorry. Here's more in depth explanation: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/google-says-it-doesnt-sell-your-data-heres-how-company-shares-monetizes-and

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Google sells your data: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/google-says-it-doesnt-sell-your-data-heres-how-company-shares-monetizes-and

I definitely don't idolize Apple, check my post history :p

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Yeah, but I have to use some kind of phone. And TV box. And computer. Apple is definitely better than the alternatives in terms of data brokerage and serving me ads, which is important to me.

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This one:

Can you walk me through your logic that Google would sell your data? Who would they sell your data to, exactly, and how would that be financially advantageous to them?

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Have you considered taking a look at EFF report that I linked?

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God forbid our communication protocol of choice gets widely adapted before global communist revolution.

Ex-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick looks to buy TikTok amid shutdown fears - Dexerto (www.dexerto.com)

TikTok has been at the center of controversy for the United States government in the last few years. Particularly, members of the Senate believe China-based parent company ByteDance could spy on its users and share information with the Chinese Government....

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While it's pretty much guaranteed all tech giants will sell your data to China if the price is right, Bobby could give it away for free to the Taliban for shits and giggles.

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Machine learning might be the biggest computation type by volume to benefit from this so it's not that silly. With declining hardware gains we're back to optimizing in software which is preferable to gobbling up more and more energy resources.

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