Terms and Conditions game

At the last meeting, we talked about, among other things, Apple’s changes to their App Store and how they helped protect your privacy. To take the most controversial change, Apple changed the rules for iPhones and iPad applications, forcing the apps to explicitly ask to track your behavior.

Facebook has launched a massive lobbying and advertising assault on Apple, claiming this is anti-consumer, as it doesn’t allow Facebook to carefully craft advertisements and promotions to the user. Apple has pretty much ignored Facebook’s assault, focusing on explaining the change and pretending Facebook doesn’t exist.

But there is another avenue for privacy breeches that users often overlook: Terms and Conditions. Almost nobody reads these, but even worse, many people don’t pay any attention to the Terms and Conditions dialog boxes. So — someone wrote a game to show you how Terms and Conditions has, itself, evolved into a shell game.

https://termsandconditions.game/

Don’t be surprised if you get middling to low score.

Facebook page

Strait Macintosh User Group now has a Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/straitmac/

The Facebook page isn’t a replacement for the site but, rather, a way for people on Facebook to link to this site. If you are a Facebook user, feel free to post on the Facebook page, but note: posts will be moderated, and posts that are inappropriate will be hidden or removed.

New beginnings

Welcome to SMUG. Strait Macintosh Users Group is trying something new and different: web publishing using a content management system.

If it is difficult, you are probably doing it wrong.

— Eve

Welcome to SMUG

Strait Macintosh User Group serves Washington’s North Olympic Peninsula.

Mac users on the Olympic Peninsula are isolated from services provided by larger cities. SMUG is a place where you can expand your boundaries, stretch your Apple dollars, get information, help others and enjoy talking with those with similar interests! SMUG supports Apple users in the Sequim/Port Angeles area.

Meetings are on the first third Tuesday of even numbered months in Sequim.  Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. Meeting information is on the SMUG Forum, an online discussion area where you can post questions on everything Apple.

Sequim meetings are held at:

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church,
525 N. 5th Ave.
Sequim, WA.
Map to St. Luke’s.

Sequim Library
630 N. Sequim Ave.
Sequim, WA 98382 (see map in right column)