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The rise of user-hostile software

From Den Delimarsky:

We are truly living in an era of user-hostile software, and when I say “user-hostile” I mean it as “software that doesn’t really care about the needs of the user but rather about the needs of the developer.” And this is not a problem that is bound to a specific operating system (or version thereof) or class or computers. It’s literally cross-platform, and it follows customers from home, to office, to their commute.

Let me give you some examples from my own experience…

A common offender for me are apps that require permissions to “access machines on your local network.”

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