Daily Archives: 2024-03-01

Google is blocking RCS on rooted Android devices

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: Kind of exposing the "RCS is totally an open standard guys, it's not just a google-brand-imessage-clone" lie there - not only is it effectively Google-and-Android only, it will only run on Android devices google approves of the state of.
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Google is cracking down on rooted Android devices, blocking multiple people from using the RCS message feature in Google Messages. Users with rooted phones — a process that unlocks privileged access to the Android operating system, like jailbreaking iPhones — have made several reports on the Google Messages support page, Reddit, and XDA’s web forum over the last few months, finding they’re suddenly unable to send or receive RCS messages.

One example from Reddit user u/joefuf shows that RCS messages would simply vanish after hitting the send button. Several reports also mention that Google Messages gave no indication that RCS chat was no longer working, and was still showing as connected and working in Google Messages.

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CACM Is Now Open Access

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Once again demonstrating how ACM is a much more respectable organization than IEEE.
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