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Old 11-21-2020, 8:08 PM
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Default Warning to MacOs Big Sur users

Telemetry issues affecting your privacy:
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:11 PM
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Also the firewall is not secure and letís signed apps dictate their own access rules.

Still running Mojave and the next upgrade is to real *BSD. No more Apple games. They brought this on themselves with early obsolescence.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:52 PM
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Old 11-22-2020, 5:43 AM
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You mean your Smart TV does not do the same. Just about all electronic devices do this, should be illegal but 1984 - the government loves.
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Old 11-22-2020, 8:17 AM
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the telemetry can not be blocked, as macOS Big Sur does not allow user-level firewalls or VPNs to access system communication.
Yes it can, and things like this are exactly why I have a Cisco ASA as my home firewall. Complete control over what goes in and out of my network on a per packet basis. Shame on Apple for going down this road, but it was inevitable. Too much money to be made by violating personal privacy.

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Old 11-22-2020, 8:36 AM
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OCSP fundamentally is a legitimate use case.

But if this concerns you, you should run Linux consumer oriented OSes will implement app certificate checking as a way to combat malware.

As far as Mac OS 11 aka Big Sur allowing OCSP data to get past a firewall, this is true at the host-level (e.g. PF). But, obviously you can block it with network hardware.

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Old 11-22-2020, 8:40 AM
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Never upgrade for at least a month or so after a new release. Lesson learned along time ago.
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