This is spot on. I recognize that the purpose of the service from Apple is to prevent malware from running on your Mac, but it doesn’t sit right with me. Especially that the data is sent unencrypted over the net. Combined with not being able unsigned code on the M1, I’m wondering if my mid-2014 Mac might not be my last.
I understand why Apple would want its apps to access the internet unencumbered by potential nefarious network filters installed on a system, but at the same time it’s my computer. And that decision should me left up to me. More and more I think my next computer should be Thinkpad running Debian.
The major difference between the feeds of the Social Dilemma and your RSS feed is one is algorithmly designed to addict and manipulate, while the other is just a chronological list of stuff you’re interested in reading. What I do in these cases is I give a quick glance at the unreads for something that really interests me and then mark everything as read.
My feed list is only about 10 – 15 items at the moment, it’s quickly expanding as I find interesting people on the IndieWeb, so it may not be as viable of a strategy for a larger number of feeds.