macOS: Current beta shows Apple's apps firewall limits
Just a few days ago we reported here about the open source firewall LuLu, as it is now compatible with Big Sur and there is a native ARM build for M1 Macs. The developer of LuLu complained some time ago that although it was possible to block third-party apps without any problems, Apple itself should have taken some liberties with some services, so that apps like FaceTime or the App Store can almost always be online. That made waves with some developers and Patrick Wardle, the creator of LuLu, criticized it particularly strongly. But now he announces that Apple has probably changed the procedure with the new, recently released macOS Big Sur 11.2 Beta 2. The free ticket for Apple's apps should probably no longer be available at this point in time. Of course you have to see whether this is also the case in the final version – but it will probably turn out that way.
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