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Why George Orwell Wrote 1984

7.55k views · Feb 6th
A ProtonMail newsletter is not where I expected to learn something new but apparently the EU has seen what Apple, Amazon, Google and friends have gotten up to and have proposed some pretty decent looking laws applying only to the really big companies that gatekeep core internet services, preventing them from abusing their position to: * force users to use other products of theirs, including authentication * prevent users from side-loading apps or uninstalling built-in apps * lock users into their platforms * lock out other business from communicating with their users * lock out other businesses from their app stores * spy on other businesses (Amazon does some really disgusting things with cloning successful businesses on its platform) * unfairly prioritize its own products in rankings The penalties are also scaled to actually hurt these behemoths, such as 10% of annual global turnover I’m surprised to be cheering for the EU but Macron and Merkel of all people did speak out against the tech companies deplatforming Trump https://protonmail.com/blog/digital-markets-act-explained/
293 views · Feb 7th

More from Jaggon, Agent of Self. Free-range human.

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Why George Orwell Wrote 1984

7.55k views · Feb 6th
A ProtonMail newsletter is not where I expected to learn something new but apparently the EU has seen what Apple, Amazon, Google and friends have gotten up to and have proposed some pretty decent looking laws applying only to the really big companies that gatekeep core internet services, preventing them from abusing their position to: * force users to use other products of theirs, including authentication * prevent users from side-loading apps or uninstalling built-in apps * lock users into their platforms * lock out other business from communicating with their users * lock out other businesses from their app stores * spy on other businesses (Amazon does some really disgusting things with cloning successful businesses on its platform) * unfairly prioritize its own products in rankings The penalties are also scaled to actually hurt these behemoths, such as 10% of annual global turnover I’m surprised to be cheering for the EU but Macron and Merkel of all people did speak out against the tech companies deplatforming Trump https://protonmail.com/blog/digital-markets-act-explained/
293 views · Feb 7th