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what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

appendix re: the analogue hole 

i'm surprised that this is the most popular "lynne teaches tech" post by far... and ironically it's about the circumvention of technology :L

appendix re: the analogue hole 

appendix re: the analogue hole 

appendix re: the analogue hole 

@lynnesbian I was so busy despising the design choice I hadn't considered the angle they were coming from.

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

the "analogue loophole" in practice 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

@lynnesbian you say "they can't" i say that it just shows what plugging the a-hole really means.

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

@disco just because it's been cracked doesn't mean it's useless. there are people who don't have the technological know-how or otherwise ability to circumvent it

@lynnesbian can literally buy a cheap device off Amazon. It is useless for anyone who wants to circumvent it. This isn't the 90s, it's very easy to find information.

@disco being cracked doesn't make something immediately useless. DVD region protection is easily bypassed, yet it still prevents a lot of people from watching movies. people often don't like to put in the effort and just live with it

@lynnesbian I just don't see how it's a threat if it's easily bypassed though. Your initial post was talking about how DRM is taking over, removing control from us in totality but my argument was it doesn't matter because it's easily bypassed.
@lynnesbian also I should point out that's an uncited, unverified article. This isn't a real problem.

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

@lyliawisteria they could also limit the quality output for audio jack adaptors to force people to use USB-C to make high quality recordings

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

@bob @paulfree14 it certainly makes it a lot harder to capture, though.

you can always just point a microphone at the speakers, but that ensures quality loss. you could also open up the speaker and do some hacking to get a usable analogue audio output, but that's messy and complicated

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

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what is the "analogue loophole"? 

what is the "analogue loophole"? 

re: what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) 

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