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How the App Store Ended a Golden Era of Software

As an app reviewer in the early 2000s, I had a front-row seat to free apps’ evolution from delightful to predatory

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InIn the few weeks since I updated my iPhone to iOS 13, I’ve been getting pop-up notifications when an app has been tracking me. It’s a new location transparency feature from Apple, and it’s a…

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