1- It's very easy and instantaneous to redial someone on FaceTime if they decline your call. You can just spam the call button and the target will get a continuous ring, basically.
2- Even if they turn on Do Not Disturb, many people have "Repeated Calls" enabled, which lets repeat FaceTime calls break through Do Not Disturb. Neat!
3- Now they are frustrated and want to throw their phone in a bucket of water to shut it up. The only way to block you is now to get your "info" in the recent callers list, scroll down and hit the "Block this caller" option. However the constant stream of incoming FaceTime calls takes over the UI every couple seconds.
As they fiddle with their phone trying to navigate to your info and/or hit decline, eventually they inadvertently hit accept, and you see their face.
I really don't understand why calls and texts don't have a default mode to only ring or pass through if they are from a contact. Depending on the government to prevent robo calling seems foolish. We need technology built into the device.
Finally, your point is still completely irrelevant to why it needs to take over the entirety of the screen. It could still primarily be a phone without being intrusive when you’re doing “secondary” tasks.
Don't know about FaceTime, it's not mentioned so I'm guessing no change on that front.
No, the problem here is much simpler. iOS has features for Do Not Disturb as well as blocking spammy callers which both should help here. The problem is they just aren't implemented quite right for this scenario.
Personally I hope I don't end up blocking a family member or someone else important because my phone is slipping around in my pocket when they happen to call.
Except I accidentally hit it on an iMessage notification somehow without realizing and silenced all messages for a couple days without realizing it. Missed an important one too. Was kind of hard to undo that too.
It’s a tough UI problem.
Somehow despite this pocket dialing still happens.
When screen is locked it is probably still full screen.
• Tweak whatever settings you need (like disabling DND Repeated Calls) to let you block that person.
Even if it was, enable airplane mode, block caller, then disable airplane mode.
Only slightly related, but as a lead developer I've had some business people get angry, because I refused to build features that violated customer privacy (and GDPR). It's not just the business that should be responsible, it's IT too, but we tend to use business demands as an excuse (see: Facebook).
The other issue is that there are 2 very strong competitors (Google & Facebook) that I’m not sure it’s wise to start a new company based solely on data/analytics/advertising.
I wrote a feedback mechanism in an Android application that we made at work. There's a space for users to write their feedback, but of course we collect other information about their system and what they've done in our application. In the feedback dialog, I implemented an expandy thing that shows you all of the data that will be sent, and even has a checkbox next to each line item so the user can choose not to send that data. I showed my boss and he was like, "wow, that's transparent of you" and was blown away by the checkbox feature. Meanwhile I considered it really impolite to do otherwise.
The Zoom thing has more to do with Apple as gatekeeper: they pushed an update to the OS that disallowed Zoom's web server from running.
Good they fixed this. Too often security vulnerabilities remain unaddressed, I think that was the case with Mariot hotels data leak, the staff knew for quite some there are privacy troubles. Now they're being fined for not taking action.
as techcrunch privacy settings are yahoo driven and I was never able to manage them - not sure they really give you an option
Not saying this is OK (and definitely not compliant with the GDPR) but still slightly better.
In general I think HN should consider just banning TechCrunch links verbatim. That would lead to people actually submitting stories from sites which respects people’s privacy instead, and everyone wins.
techcrunch is ok imo.
the verge on the other hand won’t load for 3 seconds if i have an ad-blocker turned on. so i stopped visiting it since their ads are 90s level of terrible.
If you "manage" your settings to block everything it'll just be back next time.
As a consequence, I haven't read a techcrunch article since June 2018.
They should be banned from hn altogether.
Were I to guess, the original comment is at best peripherally related to the topic at hand ("the app", I'll assume, refers to the Walkie-Talkie app). IOW, it doesn't contribute much.