529: This API is Not for You
2 August 2023
Microsoft's dirty old API games, the new, even more restrictive rules Apple developers will now have to follow, and why Google's "Web Integrity API" seems gross.
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- FBI Claims It Procured NSO Group Spyware Without Knowing It — The bureau was ordered to find out which government agency broke with White House policy and engaged a blacklisted spyware vendor. It found…itself.
- About 7 years ago I was in a meeting with a former Windows core graphics engineer — Proceeded to explain to me that this was how he, and many other core Windows engineers lined their pockets for years - write complex implementations, do the absolute bare minimum documentation, then take a 6 month sabbatical and publish a reference book that was absolutely required to actually use the API.
- App Store developers must detail why they’re using some APIs — As detailed on the Apple Developer website, some APIs are now classified as “Required Reason APIs.” This means that in order to use them in an app, the developer must describe to Apple the purpose of that API in the app.
- Describing use of required reason API | Apple Developer Documentation
- UserDefaults | Apple Developer Documentation
- Google’s nightmare “Web Integrity API” wants a DRM gatekeeper for the web — It’s just a “proposal,” but it’s also being prototyped inside Chrome right now.
- Free and open source software projects are in transition — The tech bubble—the one that has been kept inflated over the past sixteen years with low interest rates, non-existent antitrust regulation, and a legal environment for tech that, in the US at least, has effectively been a free-for-all—is now over.
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