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Äpple: We care about privacy
Me: Cool, just gonna install a free program then
Applë: Give us your name, credit card, address, phone number…

Would be nice if I could install some Germany-specific programs.
But that's not allowed without a German credit card.

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Installing a program on Ubuntu: Open "Software," find the program, click install.

Installing a program on iOS: Go to a local bank, open yet another bank account, get a card for that account, create an Apple account, enter card details there, open App Store, find program, tap install, authorise the transaction.

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More positive take: I don't have a German bank account/card, I don't have a mobile phone number or phone subscription, German or otherwise, and the only problem I have is that Apple is giving me a hard time.

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@owl the link localization to your credit card?

@sidd_harth0_5h4h You don't have an Apple ID then? Can you still use the App Store?

@sidd_harth0_5h4h I can't find a way to create an Apple ID that doesn't ask for those things. And I don't even have a German bank account/card so I couldn't give them that even if I wanted to.

@owl I’ve an Apple ID & it didn’t asks me anything, I think it’s dependent on the region, Apple and financials in certain regions 🤡

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@owl same shit with Google Play (not quite as complicated, but equally annoying)

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@anarchiv Oof.. was thinking of installing Android on the phone that a northern friend is keeping for me, but maybe not.

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@owl @anarchiv There's always Aurora Store, y'all…

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@owl @anarchiv which i have to use to install Disney+ and Netflix on my phone… (because i have the bootloader unlocked.?)

…which is funny, cuz… i don't even use those apps lol

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@meena @owl
Aurora has simply freaked out and stopped working since I moved country.

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@anarchiv @owl you moved country?

how long have i not been… not on this laptop?

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@meena @owl
My migration was three and a half months ago, good morning Meena :D

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@anarchiv that is when i stopped using this laptop for work.

congratulations on moving… wherever you are now.

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@meena Oh! Welcome back.

Norway. I live in southern Norway now.

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@owl You could use the FDroid repository though

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@anarchiv yeah, and microG I guess? Just not sure if I want to try to make Android tolerable or just stick to the pain that I'm used to.

@owl they can't protect your personal information if you won't give it all to them

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