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Re: [tor-talk] Does tor browser bundle can goes on Mac App Store?
On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:08:12PM +0200, lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.3K bytes in 32 lines about:
: the discussion above is related to iPhone iOS while i've been referring
: to the Apple Mac OS X App Store, that can be used to deliver signed and
: sandboxed applications on Mac OS X machines.
True, but the scenario is the same. In both cases, Apple is a gatekeeper
and gets to decide what can be run or not on your local machine. At
least for iOS, Apple has decided Tor cannot be in the store. There is
some app called 'covert browser' in the iOS app store, but only the
developer knows what it is and what it does. There is no source code
available and I don't believe anyone has, or can due to the ToS, publish
their analysis of the app.
In both cases, the terms of service are fairly hostile to the user and
the developer alike. If Tor is to get into some sort of store, it will
have to be with a separate company and probably some help from
insiders. This is an unfortunate reality with these walled gardens
becoming popular with mainstream OSes.
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