Apple needs to give its employees paid time off to vote
When you think of tech giants what might immediately come to your mind is Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft. You probably also think of Apple. And it’s true, Apple is the #1 tech company in the U.S. in terms of revenue. Hundreds of companies have pledged to give their employees time off and resources to vote on Election Day — but, with Election Day quickly approaching, Apple still has not. Without Apple’s support, thousands of companies aren’t feeling the pressure to give their employees paid time off to vote. Apple is one of the largest job creators in the United States, employing over two million people. With America’s current abysmal turnout rate, we need their help more than ever. We need to band together and pressure Apple to give its employees paid time off to vote. Sign now and tell Apple that it needs to act as a leader and give its employees paid time off to vote this Election Day.
Remove NRATV from AppleTV
The NRA contributes millions of dollars to politicians to prevent the passage of sensible gun control laws, resulting in thousands of deaths and dozens of mass shootings each year, including the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Apple TV carries NRA TV, a 24-hour streaming service with 22 original series that promote the NRA's propaganda, and there’s even an entire segment devoted to how it should be easier to purchase an AR-15. When you partner with an organization like the NRA and even promote their propaganda, some of the blood on their hands rubs off on you. We call on you to stop carrying NRA TV on your service.
Apple publicly commit to work with Nvidia on drivers for Mac OS 10.14
The community of people who have chosen to use Nvidia products with their Apple hardware demands that Apple permit Nvidia to make web drivers that work with all Mac OS versions going forward. Being able to utilize the hardware acceleration provided by Nvidia is vital to many of us, as are the bug fixes and features introduced with the application and OS updates. These drivers have always been available, but Apple now blocks Nvidia from supporting OS 10.14 Mojave We demand that Apple publicly commit to a support plan to work with Nvidia to provide continuous support for their customers. By signing this petition, we are making our voices heard. If issues persist and we are feeling neglected, we will: Contact Apple Customer Support until it is fixed Email Apple Execs i.e. email@example.com Tweet @tim_cook using hashtag #UnblockNVIDIA: https://twitter.com/tim_cook Register bugs at https://developer.apple.com/ bug-reporting/
ANTIFA should have to play by the same rules as everyone else on social media. Suspend now
Recently, Alex Jones and InfoWars were censored by Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, and other social media and big tech platforms. Twitter then suspended Gavin McInnes and his fraternity, the Proud Boys. Media tried to fake a connection between the McInnes and his enemies in the alt-right. With Silicon Valley suspensions flying around, why hasn't Antifa, the paramilitary arm of the Resist movement, been banned from social media? Antifa calls themselves anti-fascist, but they're anything but. They have a manual that trains them in terroristic tactics (Black bloc). They've bloodied journalists and conservatives in the streets. They're committed to violence and organized in very much the same way that Al Qaeda's terror network is. Social Media should not be a home for left-wing, violent radicalization. America cannot afford for another leftist to gun down a dozen GOP Congressmen at a baseball field or attack a US Senator in his own yard. Antifa is violating the Terms of Service of big tech and should be permanent suspended from all platforms. Tell the CEOs of Silicon Valley that Antifa and Democrats should play by the same rules as everybody else! Please spread the word. Enforce the rules: suspend Antifa.
Apple: Bring back Slide to Unlock in iOS 10
Apple needs to bring back Slide to Unlock in iOS 10. An option to enable Slide to Unlock provides users with a feature they are used to having and still want. The FOUR main reasons to bring back Slide to Unlock are: there have been issues with devices having broken Home buttons from frequent use. By increasing the usage of the Home button to unlock the device, there is greater likelihood the Home button will be broken and thus decreasing customer satisfaction. from an ergonomic standpoint, pressing the home button to unlock forces the user to perform actions at 2 different positions to work with the device--first press the home button and second reposition one's finger to interact with the touchscreen. Bringing back Slide to Unlock allows the user's finger to already be positioned to interact with the device after unlocking the screen. Slide to Unlock falls in line with Apple's DNA in making things work as simply as possible. Users are accustomed to Slide to Unlock so this should be a feature that is at least an option to have. Inadvertent activation of Siri which delays the user from reaching their home screen. Frequent occurrences have caused users to turn Siri off. If you are an iOS user, please help Apple realize their mistake and support this petition. This is a simple (previous) feature request which Apple could implement at a moment's notice. Thank you for your support!
ARTISTS AGAINST SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP
artistsagainstcensorship.com Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Joel Kaplan, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: We are artists, curators, muses, writers and other creatives who use social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, to connect with others, share work and promote our creative endeavors. Our belief is that artistic practice examines the world around us, confronting society without commercial motivation. We constantly reevaluate our cultural framework, providing a fundamental perspective on existing value systems. Sharing work in a traditional gallery setting has become increasingly difficult, and simultaneously we are being pushed out of our cities due to rising costs of living. Consequently, we have turned to virtual platforms for open and unbiased feedback. You state in the Instagram Community Guidelines, “We want Instagram to continue to be an authentic and safe place for inspiration and expression. Instagram is a reflection of our diverse community of cultures, ages, and beliefs. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the different points of view that create a safe and open environment for everyone.” You state in the Facebook Community Standards, “Our mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Every day, people come to Facebook to share their stories, see the world through the eyes of others and connect with friends and causes. The conversations that happen on Facebook reflect the diversity of a community of more than one billion people.” Many of us are finding our images and accounts censored without explanation while following the Community Guidelines/Standards currently in place. We believe there is a pattern of unjustifiable censorship that includes inconsistencies, double standards, as well as lack of transparency and accountability. It feels confusing and unfair when content is allowed that clearly violates policies while other content seems to clearly have artistic value, yet is repeatedly removed. We believe in a clear distinction between what is obscene and what has artistic and social value. Art only has a future if people are wholeheartedly engaging with it. Allowing unnecessary censorship contributes to the mediocrity of experience, instead of encouraging the originality of ideas and the unique exploration of self identity. As users, we request that you to reevaluate your Community Guidelines/Standards in order to stop the unfair censorship of artists' work: The appeal process should include individual posts, images and videos that have been removed. Provide users with a written explanation and cite which post and guideline has been violated. Many artists have had content removed without evidence of violation, yet celebrity nudity, objectification of women, rape, drug use, racism, gun violence and hateful content has been allowed to remain. Provide resources and staff to review content as well as additional training. Create a distinction between pornographic images and fine art photography that contains nudity. For instance, fine art nude photographs are not obscene, and have had social value throughout history. They may reference other classical works and depict the human form in a way that is interesting and beautiful. Provide a point of contact for users to communicate with and ask questions or express concerns regarding censorship. Cease in labeling women's nipples or pubic hair as "dangerous" or "obscene". This adds to the violence against and degradation of women. Introduce an optional feature to limit or eliminate accessibility to nude content. We understand that social media platforms are complex and must operate on many different social and cultural levels. Based on the above argument, we would like to work together to find a reasonable solution to eliminate unfair and unnecessary censorship from your platforms.
Apple şirketi ürünlerine Kürtçe dil seçeneği koysun #appleîkurdî #kürtçeapple
Merhaba Değerli Kürt kardeşlerim, Apple Şirketi ve onun CEO'su; Kürtçe dünya üzerinde en çok konuşana sahip dillerden biridir. Ancak Kürtler'in dillerini çok sevmelerine karşın Apple Şirketi’nin ürünlerindeki dil seçeneğinde Kürtçe seçeneği yoktur. Günümüzde Kürtler Apple ürünlerini hayatlarının her alanında kullanmaktadırlar. Bununla birlikte bu ürünleri kendi dillerinde kullanma şansına sahip olmak istemektedirler. Bu da Apple’ın eşitlik ilkesiyle uyuşmaktadır. Biz Kürtler Apple’ın ürünlerine Kürtçe dil seçeneği ekleme vaktinin çoktan geldiğini düşünüyoruz. Şüphesiz Apple bunu yaparak tüm ulusumuzun sevgisini kazanacaktır. Hayallerimizi gerçekleştirmek için bu kampanyayı imzalayarak bize destek olmanızı rica ediyoruz. Saygılarla... Diro xwişk û birayên min ên bihêja ên kurd, Beşgeha Apple û CEOyê wê; Kurdî yek ji zimanên xwedî pirtirîn axiveran e li cîhanê. Lê li gel ku kurd ji zimanê xwe pir hez dikin jî di vebijêrka zimên a berhemên Beşgeha Appleê de kurdî (kurmancî,soranî,kelhurî,lekî) tune ye. Di roja îroyîn de kurd di her warê jîna xwe de berhemên Appleê (dengber,kombers,demjimêr...) bi kar tînin. Li gel vê yekê kurd dixwazin bibin xwedî bextê bikaranîna her berhemî bi zimanê kurdî. Ev yek jî bi rêgeza wekheviya Appleê li hev dike. Em wekî kurd diramin ku ji zû ve dema tevlîkirina zimanê kurdî di berhemên Apple de hatiye. Bi vê kiryariyê bêguman dê Apple heziya hemû neteweya me bi dest bixe. Xwişk û birayên min ên kurd ji bo verastandina vê xewna me bi şanenavên xwe piştgiriya helmetê bikin. Bi rêz û giramî... Hello dear my kurd brothers and sisters ,Apole Company and its CEO, Kurdish language is one of the most spoken languages all over the World. Nevertheless, Apple Company still doesn’t have a Kurdish language option in language settings of its product inspite of the fact that Kurdish people are very fond of their own language. Kurds are now using Apple product in all aspects of life. Accordingly, they want to have the chance to carry out eveything in these products in their own language, which goes well together with the fairness principle of Apple. We kurds believe that it is high time Apple provided Kurdish language in its products. By doing this, Apple will absolutely gain the appreciation of a whole nation, Kurds. To realise our dreams, we request from our Kurdish brothers and sisters to support us by signing this campaign. Regards...
Add Esperanto keyboard and Flag to iOS keyboard and Emoji
We, who signed under this petition, ask Apple to add an Esperanto keyboard to "keyboards in iOS" and an Esperanto flag for Emoji. Up to Two Million people worldwide in 120 countries, to varying degrees, speak Esperanto. Esperanto was recognized by UNESCO in 1954, which recommended that international non-governmental organizations use Esperanto. We hope that Apple would give us the opportunity to share our emotions with flag of Esperanto in Emoji and to communicate to each other via Esperanto keyboard in a language сalled to serve a common global goal: to bring all people and nations together.
No to phone camera stalkers! Smartphones must indicate whether taking a selfie or a photo
Dear Tim Cook, Since Apple has always been at the forefront of change, I want to bring an important issue to your attention. I frequently see men pretending to take “selfies” in public places, when in fact they are taking photos, or a video, of the person sitting or standing opposite. Most frequently, this is a young female (or parts of her body). The same goes in all public places, cafés, beaches, swimming pools, libraries, etc. These individuals are taking photos, or videos, without the women’s consent, respecting neither their image rights nor their privacy. I have seen individuals taking pictures of children using the same method. I do not like to imagine why anyone would want to take photos of someone else’s child. In short, this double camera technique has become a stalker’s device, whenever it is used while the owner of the phone is pretending to take a selfie. We need a flashing red light on the IPhone that shows when someone is taking a picture of us and not a selfie. Please help us fight stalking and invasive behavior. Yours expectantly, Natacha HenryFeminist author, Paris, France