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!)


court docs:

Google wants everyone to use scoped storage, but they can’t be bothered to use it themselves.


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.

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#ThinkPad med #Linux, #i3-gaps, och Alex gör en #NukeNPave. Detta, #foss, och massa mer #gött i veckans avsnitt av Trevlig Mjukvara.

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Another one built and sold, it's a one knob Ritual Fuzz and it sounds awesome.

#GNUHealth Embedded is an exciting new application of the free software hospital information system that makes it more portable for health emergencies. Read about it in the latest issue of the Free Software Foundation Bulletin:

Trevliga vänner, nytt avsnitt ute! ❤️ 📯 📬

Vi diskuterar framtiden för #Firefox Send, #Rust och #MDN efter #Mozilla:s stora omstrukturering. Vi tipsar om backuper med #Duplicati och @_alexander_ kanske blir bannad från #mastodon. 😨

Det, #foss, #linux och mycket mer.

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Built a Germanium dirt-booster for a friend, the skull is a switch. Turned out to sound really nice in this Fender

Brython – A Python 3 implementation for client-side web programming

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Google Analytics is the most prevalent tracker in the world. During our last crawl, we found it on 64.2% of web sites:

Developers: every time you add Google Analytics to a site, you are helping build the global panopticon. Stop it!

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*slaps roof of Sweden* this bad boy can fit so many Uppsalas in it

If you're a developer and not an english native speaker, which language do you use for your development tools?

Please don't answer if you're a native english speaker, not to bias the results. Boosts appreciated :)

#translation #internationalization #i18n


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