antitrust case against Google; collusion with Facebook & Microsoft
"Ok so, I just read through all 173 pages of the unredacted Google antitrust filing and I have to say that either Google is screwed or society is screwed, we'll find out which.
Unordered list of fun things I learned:
- google has a secret deal with facebook called "Jedi Blue" that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out
- google appears to have a team called gTrade that is wholly dedicated to ad market manipulation
- Google is willing to do almost everything to prevent people from circumventing their ad exchanges
- This is what AMP is about
- Google habitually insider trades on their ad exchanges in every way you can think of and every way you can't.
- Google has worked with Facebook and Microsoft to discourage them from increasing user privacy, lamenting occasions where they prioritized their reputation over their collective business interest
- Google had a plan called "Project NERA" to turn the web into a walled garden they called "Not Owned But Operated". A core component of this was the forced logins to the chrome browser you've probably experienced (surprise!)
Google wants everyone to use scoped storage, but they can’t be bothered to use it themselves.
EU-förslaget: Blixtsnabb lag ska förlänga livslängden på mobiltelefoner https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/mobiler-i-byraladan-tillverkarna-bestammer-livslangden-ny-lag-kan-tvinga-fram-langre-livslangd-pa-mobilerna #bot
France's CNIL data privacy regulator has fined Google €100 million and Amazon €35 million for breaching rules on online trackers.
Google was fined for using cookies without obtaining prior consent and not providing enough information to users.
More details on this macOS thing...
"Your Computer Isn't Yours" https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/
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