Defective by Design

Apple is Defective by Design

Apple is a prominent user of DRM--Digital Restrictions Management.

You aren't free to install the applications you want on your iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple is the final arbiter of which applications are allowed and which are not. Contrast this with your home computer, on which you can install any program you like. The iPhone won't play patent- and DRM-free formats like Ogg Vorbis and Theora, either.

Apple argues these measures are for "security." Security expert Bruce Schneier says that "With iPhone, 'Security' Is Code for 'Control'."

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