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zombie_berkman wrote

but why

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josefStallman wrote

To be fair, there's a legitimate reason. The accessibility services API has an incredible amount of direct access to the device, which means a malicious app that uses it or a legitimate app that becomes compromised has nearly unlimited control over the device's functionality outside of the normal app sandbox.

Not to say this is acceptable, just that the existing model wasn't ideal.

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marx wrote

They should fix their busted security model instead of restricting their users' legitimate freedom to run whatever apps they want.

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josefStallman wrote

There's nothing stopping you from sideloading the apps, it's not apple we're talking about.

Still, yeah, that would have been a much better option.