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Apple More Evil with Each Passing Day: App Store Edition

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 1/7/11 (11:29pm)

So Apple thinks it's okay to download and install commercial links to itself -- not just anywhere but on the taskbar no less, all under the guise of 'Software Updates'. If MS had done this back in the day, the Justice Department would've already been after their sorry a*ses by now.

Institution: 

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by Leo Klein on Sat, 1/8/11 (10:57am)

Of course the worst outrage isn't the eye-candy but the fact that they actually download an application whose purposes are completely commercial and have nothing to do with the proper running of your computer -- under the guise of a 'software update'.