Project Spartan: Facebook's Plan To Bypass Apple

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Silmarunya

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Ooooh... One of tech's new giants takes on Apple *grabs popcorn*.

How long will it take before iSteve starts a crusade against Facebook? And the irony... Apple used HTML 5's greatness as a rationale for banning Flash, but now finds HTML 5 can be used to bypass their walled garden.

Soon, HTML 5 and Facebook will be evil. Use Flash on your iDevice! Use MySpace! iSteve commands it!
 

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oh this could be fun. Facebook vs. Apple, finally a fight worth watching. Google vs. Apple is fun and all but has gotten pretty stagnant lately. I'm curious to see how Apple reacts to this.
 

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"Sorry, the browser has crashed. This may have happened to poorly written code. Maybe you should avoid visiting this site again, and use the dedicated facebook app instead!"

On a sidenote, i think Facebook is purer evil than Apple. It is like comparing Diablo and Bhaal of course but still...
 

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[citation][nom]Humans think[/nom]i think Facebook is purer evil than Apple. It is like comparing Diablo and Bhaal of course but still...[/citation]
I have to agree. I've never been a big fan of Apple, but Facebook/Zuckerberg have openly been worse than anything Jobs has ever done.

Paraphrasing from previous Zuckerberg quotes: "these morons actually trust me with their [apps]."
 
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Well ... Baal was the last bost in Diablo 2 whereas Diablo was only the second to last ... I think Baal is still the most evil!
 

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"Does that mean Facebook's "App Store" will be like Google's Android Market and play host to malware and adult content? Most definitely not."

How delightfully opinionated and baseless.
 

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Facebook's continual privacy leaks it the main reason I refuse to use any of the Facebook apps. I'll use an app (native or HTML5) to access basic Facebook features, but I'll never use any 3rd party apps built on to of a Facebook API or platform (ex: Farmville or Hallmark Calendar). I simply don't trust Facebook to be competent when it comes to privacy.
 

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oh no porn on Steve's precious iDevice! Next thing you know he will loose his vegan powers from the old half and half in the coffee trick and blammo! apple stocks plummet like Mafia whistle-blowers wearing concrete shoes thrown off a bridge.
 
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Facebook's plan seems quite risky. Couldn't Apple just find a way of blocking this version of facebook? If web pages have the ability to know what device you are using, couldn't Apple just update iOS to trick facebook into loading a version of facebook that isn't the HTML5 site they are developing?
 

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[citation][nom]dcompart[/nom]Facebook's plan seems quite risky. Couldn't Apple just find a way of blocking this version of facebook? If web pages have the ability to know what device you are using, couldn't Apple just update iOS to trick facebook into loading a version of facebook that isn't the HTML5 site they are developing?[/citation]

Although Apple has figured the legal workarounds and has total control over the App Store, it is serious to limit intentionally the access to a web page. I most serious countries this is illegal, imagine what would happen in E.U.. So with the existing legislation, the spartans are going to drill a whole through apple's defenses.

On a side note. Spartans is not a very good pick from a historical stand point. The only equivalent of Greek history is the trojan horse that the Greeks devised. But of course that has a rather bad annotation, doesn't it :p
 

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What are the odds you will have to have a Facebook account with full profile to access these apps?

Now compare Facebook's privacy record vs. Apple's. Whatever else you think about Apple, you must admit that Facebook is far, far worse about respecting user privacy. Facebook's record in user privacy is abysmal, with Zuckerberg's attitudes towards Facebook's users' privacy concerns just dripping with contempt. Facebook has violated its own privacy policy many times, with forethought and malice.

Sorry, Zucky ol' bean. Cold day in Hell before I trust you enough to do anything at all through Facebook. As far as I'm concerned, anything at all associated with Facebook is a huge data-scraping trojan horse. There is no app compelling enough to overcome that distrust.
 

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Just what I've been waiting for - all my apps in a facebook wrapper. Now I dont have to worry about not having big brother around.
 

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[citation][nom]twile[/nom]"Does that mean Facebook's "App Store" will be like Google's Android Market and play host to malware and adult content? Most definitely not."How delightfully opinionated and baseless.[/citation]

+1, was thinking the same thing. Care to elaborate, Kevin?
 
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