Lying as a solution?

Date: 2017-01-20 08:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
What I never understood: why doesn't the OS offer (apart from "allow" or "deny") the option to "lie" to the app (perhaps, when that makes sense in a range "slight" to "outrageous", e.g. for time or location)?

The app is happy, the user is happy.

I can only guess that this is because the OS isn't the user's ally. Duh. Who'd thunk of that.
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