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Family Sharing is convenient, but comes with its own risks

Glenn Fleishman | Dec. 19, 2014
No Mac is an island, and every iPad is part of the main. But Apple has, for many years, had trouble with letting a group of allied people--let's call them a "family"--make best used of shared devices and shared digital purchases. Family Sharing is the latest attempt by Apple to facilitate families' sharing (if not caring).

The advantages of Family Sharing for the right set of people aligned in a group are fairly large. But Apple should consider offering more fine-grained controls than the coarse option of turning location on and off for the family group, offering better mapping to how families of all sorts actually work.


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