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In 2017, it alienated customers by deliberately but quietly slowing the performance of older iPhones via a software update, ostensibly to spare the life of aging batteries.
APPLE CEO TIM COOK IS FULFILLING ANOTHER STEVE JOBS VISIONRACHEL SCHALLOMAUGUST 24, 2020FORTUNE
Yet he apparently had no such qualms a week later when he signed a decree mandating that telecoms hand over data on 226 million Brazilians to IBGE, the government’s statistical agency, ostensibly for surveying households during the pandemic.
Researchers elicited anxiety among the women by giving them three minutes to put together a speech on their flood preparedness — natural disasters are a common threat to the island — to ostensibly be evaluated later by government experts.
WHY DO WE MISS THE RITUALS PUT ON HOLD BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?SUJATA GUPTAAUGUST 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
To submit a number of bogus academic papers to ostensibly serious academic journals in those fields … and show how easily unsupported claims could be presented as factual without reasonable proofs.
AMERICAN FRINGES: THE INTELLECTUAL DARK WEB DECLARES ITS INDEPENDENCENICK FOURIEZOSAUGUST 11, 2020OZY
Every act of the Americans, ostensibly as courtesy and friendship, tend to that end.
The thing was ostensibly done, and served very well to hide an exclamation of surprise.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Yet, though ostensibly free, these local bodies are practically in the power of the political wire-puller, or cacique.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
In Kent there had been an p. 29alarming outbreak of the peasantry, ostensibly against the use of agricultural machinery.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
But what we tolerate in uncivilized lands, even where we are ostensibly rulers, we will not suffer in our own.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
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