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Signing petition in support of RMS inside FSF Board without touching #microsoft #github (which is #proprietarySoftware and #monopoly attempt)
 
Signing petition in support of RMS inside FSF Board without touching #microsoft #github (which is #proprietarySoftware and #monopoly attempt)
 
Signing petition in support of RMS inside FSF Board without touching #microsoft #github (which is #proprietarySoftware and #monopoly attempt)
 

LWN: Tackling the Monopoly Problem

There was a time when people who were exploring computational technology saw it as the path toward decentralization and freedom worldwide. What we have ended up with, instead, is a world that is increasingly centralized, subject to surveillance, and unfree. How did that come to be? In a keynote at the online 2021 linux.conf.au event, Cory Doctorow gave his view of this problem and named its source: monopoly.
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#CoryDoctorow #Pluralistic #Monopoly #Decentralisation #Centralisation #Surveillance #SurveillanceCapitalism #SurveillanceState #LinuxConfAU #LWN
 

LWN: Tackling the Monopoly Problem

There was a time when people who were exploring computational technology saw it as the path toward decentralization and freedom worldwide. What we have ended up with, instead, is a world that is increasingly centralized, subject to surveillance, and unfree. How did that come to be? In a keynote at the online 2021 linux.conf.au event, Cory Doctorow gave his view of this problem and named its source: monopoly.
https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/844102/a23d1543b5a55cae/

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#CoryDoctorow #Pluralistic #Monopoly #Decentralisation #Centralisation #Surveillance #SurveillanceCapitalism #SurveillanceState #LinuxConfAU #LWN
 
lol, #Facebook down in India..
everyone: who cares

ahem.. Instagram / WhatsApp is = Facebook and is down.
everyone: surprisedpikachu.png

#surveillancecapitalism #monopoly #bigtech #facebookdown
 

E.U. antitrust regulators announce charges against Amazon, alleging unfair business practices


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/amazon-antitrust-charges-europe-eu-vestager/2020/11/10/88df3fca-233c-11eb-9c4a-0dc6242c4814_story.html

Altenate coverage, unpaywalled (or differently paywalled):

E.U. antitrust regulators announce charges against Amazon, alleging unfair business practices
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/amazon-antitrust-charges-europe-eu-vestager/2020/11/10/88df3fca-233c-11eb-9c4a-0dc6242c4814_story.html

EU charges Amazon with anti-competitive action, opens second probe https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-amazon-com-antitrust-charges-idUKKBN27Q1LD

EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over use of data https://apnews.com/article/international-news-europe-8e0222555df76c36bfbeed3289222d94

EU hits Amazon with antitrust charges. A huge fine could follow. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/eu-hits-amazon-with-antitrust-charges-a-huge-fine-could-follow/ar-BB1aS7dd

Europe lays out antitrust case against Amazon's use of big data https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/10/europe-lays-out-antitrust-case-against-amazons-use-of-big-data/

Amazon to Face EU Antitrust Complaint Over Sales Data https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-10/amazon-set-to-get-eu-antitrust-objections-over-sales-data

FT is often accessible via Archive.today:
https:/archive.is/https://www.ft.com/content/4908995d-5ba4-4e14-a863-bcb8858e8bd2 (.fo, .md, .li, vn, .ph are alt TLDs).

#amazon #antitrust #monopoly #eu
 

E.U. antitrust regulators announce charges against Amazon, alleging unfair business practices


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/amazon-antitrust-charges-europe-eu-vestager/2020/11/10/88df3fca-233c-11eb-9c4a-0dc6242c4814_story.html

Altenate coverage, unpaywalled (or differently paywalled):

E.U. antitrust regulators announce charges against Amazon, alleging unfair business practices
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/amazon-antitrust-charges-europe-eu-vestager/2020/11/10/88df3fca-233c-11eb-9c4a-0dc6242c4814_story.html

EU charges Amazon with anti-competitive action, opens second probe https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-amazon-com-antitrust-charges-idUKKBN27Q1LD

EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over use of data https://apnews.com/article/international-news-europe-8e0222555df76c36bfbeed3289222d94

EU hits Amazon with antitrust charges. A huge fine could follow. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/eu-hits-amazon-with-antitrust-charges-a-huge-fine-could-follow/ar-BB1aS7dd

Europe lays out antitrust case against Amazon's use of big data https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/10/europe-lays-out-antitrust-case-against-amazons-use-of-big-data/

Amazon to Face EU Antitrust Complaint Over Sales Data https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-10/amazon-set-to-get-eu-antitrust-objections-over-sales-data

FT is often accessible via Archive.today:
https:/archive.is/https://www.ft.com/content/4908995d-5ba4-4e14-a863-bcb8858e8bd2 (.fo, .md, .li, vn, .ph are alt TLDs).

#amazon #antitrust #monopoly #eu
 

Outcome of own-initiative investigation into #EU institutions’ use of #Microsoft products and services


https://edps.europa.eu/sites/edp/files/publication/20-07-02_edps_euis_microsoft_contract_investigation_en.html
  • First, the licensing agreement between #Microsoft and the #EU institutions allowed Microsoft to define and change the parameters of its processing activities carried out on behalf of #EU institutions and contractual data protection obligations. The discretion that Microsoft had, amounted to a broad right for Microsoft to act as a controller. Given the EU institutions’ role as public service institutions, the #EDPS did not consider this appropriate. The #EDPS recommended to #EU institutions that they act to retain controllership.
  • Second, #EU institutions needed to put in place a comprehensive and compliant controller-processor agreement and documented instructions of the #EU institutions to the processors. Their lack of control over which sub-processors Microsoft used and lack of meaningful audit rights also presented significant issues. The #EDPS made recommendations on how to improve the controller-processor agreement and put robust audit checks in place.
  • Third, #EU institutions faced a number of linked issues concerning data location, international transfers and the risk of unlawful disclosure of data. They were unable to control the location of a large portion of the data processed by Microsoft. Nor did they properly control what was transferred out of the #EU/#EEA and how. There was also a lack of proper safeguards to protect data that left the #EU/#EEA. #EU institutions also had few guarantees at their disposal to defend their privileges and immunities and ensure that Microsoft would only disclose personal data insofar as permitted by #EU law. The #EDPS made recommendations to assist #EU institutions in addressing these issues.
  • Fourth, the #EDPS considered the technical measures that the Commission had put in place to stem the flow of personal data generated by Microsoft products and services and sent to Microsoft. The #EDPS recommended that all EU institutions perform tests using a revised and comprehensive approach, share among them the knowledge and technical solutions they developed to prevent unauthorised data flows to Microsoft and inform each other of any data protection issues they identify with the products or services.
  • Fifth, the #EU institutions had insufficient clarity as to the nature, scope and purposes of the processing and the risks to data subjects to be able to meet their transparency obligations towards data subjects. The #EDPS recommended that EU institutions seek the clarity and assurances allowing them to keep data subjects properly informed.
#privacy, #monopoly, #FreeSoftware, #security, #EUWeHaveAProblem,
 

Outcome of own-initiative investigation into #EU institutions’ use of #Microsoft products and services


https://edps.europa.eu/sites/edp/files/publication/20-07-02_edps_euis_microsoft_contract_investigation_en.html
  • First, the licensing agreement between #Microsoft and the #EU institutions allowed Microsoft to define and change the parameters of its processing activities carried out on behalf of #EU institutions and contractual data protection obligations. The discretion that Microsoft had, amounted to a broad right for Microsoft to act as a controller. Given the EU institutions’ role as public service institutions, the #EDPS did not consider this appropriate. The #EDPS recommended to #EU institutions that they act to retain controllership.
  • Second, #EU institutions needed to put in place a comprehensive and compliant controller-processor agreement and documented instructions of the #EU institutions to the processors. Their lack of control over which sub-processors Microsoft used and lack of meaningful audit rights also presented significant issues. The #EDPS made recommendations on how to improve the controller-processor agreement and put robust audit checks in place.
  • Third, #EU institutions faced a number of linked issues concerning data location, international transfers and the risk of unlawful disclosure of data. They were unable to control the location of a large portion of the data processed by Microsoft. Nor did they properly control what was transferred out of the #EU/#EEA and how. There was also a lack of proper safeguards to protect data that left the #EU/#EEA. #EU institutions also had few guarantees at their disposal to defend their privileges and immunities and ensure that Microsoft would only disclose personal data insofar as permitted by #EU law. The #EDPS made recommendations to assist #EU institutions in addressing these issues.
  • Fourth, the #EDPS considered the technical measures that the Commission had put in place to stem the flow of personal data generated by Microsoft products and services and sent to Microsoft. The #EDPS recommended that all EU institutions perform tests using a revised and comprehensive approach, share among them the knowledge and technical solutions they developed to prevent unauthorised data flows to Microsoft and inform each other of any data protection issues they identify with the products or services.
  • Fifth, the #EU institutions had insufficient clarity as to the nature, scope and purposes of the processing and the risks to data subjects to be able to meet their transparency obligations towards data subjects. The #EDPS recommended that EU institutions seek the clarity and assurances allowing them to keep data subjects properly informed.
#privacy, #monopoly, #FreeSoftware, #security, #EUWeHaveAProblem,
 
 

Unleistbares Eigentum, teure Mieten, wohnen bei Eltern: Neues "Monopoly" für Millennials erscheint


Ohja:
„Das originale Spielkonzept beruht auf der veralteten Idee, dass jeder die gleichen Startvoraussetzungen hat und es mit etwas Geschick zur eigenen Immobilie bringen kann. Mit diesem Hirngespinst räumen wir jetzt auf“, erklärt Sprecher Arnold Tobolka der Tagespresse.
#monopoly #satire
Unleistbares Eigentum, teure Mieten, wohnen bei Eltern: Neues „Monopoly“ für Millennials erscheint
 
1x1 of what #webdev's should not do, but even Steam does it: UA sniffing.

They block #Firefox. (actually only allow #Chrome/#Chromium) For no reason.

If you try to reproduce it, it works, because Firefox shipped with a crazy workaround and spoofs the #UA. See https://github.com/webcompat/web-bugs/issues/34171.

Anyway, that this steps have to be taken tells how bad a #browser #monopoly is. #Steam is only one incident.
Look at about:compat to see more workarounds.

More details: https://social.wiuwiu.de/@rugk/102412860162095905
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Wtf… next time Google is abusing it's #monopoly with #Chrome

It will now… obviously only for speed and other nice things… hide the google.com domain when you visit an #AMP site.
Hint: An AMP site is (usually) a news or other site that is hosted by Google. [1/3]
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Avian’s Blog: Google is eating our mail


#freedom #monopoly

The grave danger of Google...
 

Avian’s Blog: Google is eating our mail


#freedom #monopoly

The grave danger of Google...
 
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