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Authentication is getting harder and Credential Leakage is getting easier. In 2016, Rob Joyce, then head of the NSA's since renamed Office of Tailored Access Operations ({TAO}) said that Zero-Day vulnerabilities are overrated and credential stealing is how he gets into networks.
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Surveillance capitalism is a market form and a specific logic of capitalist accumulation that was first described in a 2014 essay by business theorist and social scientist Shoshana Zuboff in which she implies was pioneered at Google and later Facebook, in much the same way that mass-production and managerial capitalism were pioneered at Ford and General Motors a century earlier, and has now become the dominant form of information capitalism.

Everyone wants you to be secure, except from them. Google wants you to be secure as long as they can perform Surveillance and use your data. Facebook is the same. The FBI wants you to be secure as long as they can break that if it wants to. NSA is the same.


The other thing that Apple does is create an ecosystem. You buy an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, MacBook, and iMac and you can sync between all of these. You use the same Digital Identity on them, only have to pay for one Apple Music subscription, and use iCloud Drive to have all of the files on each of them. Your calendar syncs with it. Once you are locked into their ecosystem, it is really hard to get out, which lets you keep on buying devices, which makes Apple money.

During the third fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple's services revenue brought in $9.55 billion in revenue, up 31 percent from the $7.27 billion in revenue services earned in the third quarter of 2017.

Earlier this year, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty predicted that over the course of the next five years, services revenue growth will contribute more than 50 percent of Apple's total revenue growth.

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