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Amazon is a perfect #enshittification parable - platforms subsidize end users until they're locked in, then make life good for business customers at users' expense, until *they're* locked in, then claw back all the value they can, leaving just enough to keep the lock-in going.
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In a new report for @SOMO, @margaridasilva2 describes how the end-stage enshittification of Amazon is playing out in the #EU, with Amazon repeating its US playbook.

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Big Tech steals from the news, but what it steals is *money*, not *content*. Talking about the news, excerpting it, linking to it, quoting it - these are all beneficial, normal news activities. If you can't talk about the news, it's not news - it's a *secret*.

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But tech *does* steal from news. A variety of monopolistic tricks allows tech to interpose itself between reporters, publishers and outlets, and the audiences they serve. By creating chokepoints between the news and its audience, tech can extract gigantic sums from the news.

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The classic #trilemma goes: "Fast, cheap or good, pick any two." The #ModeratorsTrilemma goes, "Large, diverse userbase; centralized platforms; don't anger users - pick any two." 1/  A trilemma Venn diagram, showing three ovoids in a triangul
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The Moderator's Trilemma is introduced in "Moderating the Fediverse: Content Moderation on Distributed Social Media," a superb paper from @ARozenshtein of @UofMNLawSchool, forthcoming in the journal @JournalSpeech, available as a prepub on @SSRN:… 3/
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It’s been a long year of continued challenges and threats to our information ecosystem.

We’re so proud of our work to hold Big Tech accountable and advocate for meaningful structural reforms to protect and advance democracy. Here are some highlights of our progress in 2022: 🧵
We joined partners and youth organizations to help pass the #CAKidsCode in California to require online platforms to prioritize young people’s safety by design and default. The bipartisan law offers a roadmap for more states to protect young users.…
We elevated youth activists and organizations like @logoffmovement by sharing the lived experiences of young people navigating Big Tech’s harms. We hosted a youth roundtable with @SenBlumenthal and partnered with young diverse digital creators to spread our campaigns online.
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Last week, @markgurman published a blockbuster story in @Business, revealing #Apple's plan to allow third-party #Ios #AppStores to comply with the #EU's #DigitalMarketsAct. @Apple didn't confirm it, but I believe it. Gurman's sourcing was impeccable:… 1/ An EU flag. The blue background has a fine tracery of etched
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This is a huge deal. While Apple's "curated" approach to software delivers benefits to users, those benefits are unreliable. As I explain in a new post for @EFF's Deeplinks blog, Apple only fights for its users when doing so is good for its shareholders. 3/
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Mobile tech is a duopoly run by two companies - Google and Apple - with a combined $3.5T market cap. Each uses a combination of tech, law, contract and market power to force sellers to do commerce via apps, and each extracts a *massive* commission in-app sales - 15-30%! 1/ London's Canary Wharf, a hi...
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This is bad for users and workers. Many companies' gross margins are less than 30%. In some categories, that means there's *no* competition. 3/
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A leak from the @EU_EDPB reveals that the #EU's top #privacy regulator is about to overrule the Irish Data Protection Commission and declare #Facebook's business model illegal, banning #surveillance-based #ads without explicit consent:… 1/ A theater proscenium. Over the proscenium, in script, are th
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In some ways, this is unsurprising. Since the #GDPR's beginning, it's been crystal clear that the intention of the landmark privacy regulation was to extinguish commercial surveillance and ring down the curtain on #ConsentTheater. 3/
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Der #DigitalMarketsAct ist eine beispiellose Gesetzgebung für Verbraucherschutz & Einhaltung von (Straf-)Gesetzen. Hier das Beste aus 81 (!) Seiten. #DMA #Breton #Zensur (?)🧵 1/
Vorweg: ich schreibe diesen Thread, weil die @tagesschau leider keine Hinweise hierzu in Artikel aufgenommen hat und ich schockiert von den Kommentaren darunter bin. Also los, was bringt der #DMA wirklich? Ist es eine Zensur wie in autoritären Ländern oder ein Befreiungsschlag?..
1. DMA trifft nur „Gatekeeper“, also z.B. Google, Apple, Amazon, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube und weitere richtig große Plattformen. Diese müssen direkt/indirekt eine bestimmte Anzahl (Millionengröße) an Nutzern haben. 2/
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Some good lines by @TomValletti in @simonvandorpe pc. Google "created a moat to make it easy to get into the platform & impossible to get out[;]..
2/3 of searches..don’t leave the platform... I was there pull out the BS..& I worked my ass off". #CTRS…
2/ Scale, speed & supranat'l scale distinguishes big tech power now from when antitrust mvmt emerged in early 20C in response to Standard Oil. Scale allows these firms to threaten govts, as Facebook is doing now in Canada wrt to the Online News Act bill, ie deplatform news'. #C18
. @EuropeanCommiss #DMA prohibits Big Tech platforms to give advantages to their own services. So, too, does my fav part of #C18, the Online News Act (s51). This is way better than the weak beer found in #C11, the Online Streaming Act. #CRTC
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Le Digital Services Act (#DSA) est publié aujourd’hui au Journal Officiel! 📖
Ce texte majeur fera d’Internet un espace plus sûr pour tous les citoyens européens.
Retour sur son adoption dans un délai record — un sprint en 7⃣ étapes


Présentation de la proposition de la Commission 🇪🇺
Après une très large consultation (3000 réponses d’entreprises, ONG et institutions), présentation du #DSA et du #DMA par la Commission — qui est l’exécutif européen.
C’est le début du procédé législatif.

Moins d’un an après la présentation par la Commission, le Conseil de l’UE — le co-législateur représentant les États membres — parvient à un accord 🤝
Les 27 soulignent ainsi l’importance d’avoir un *règlement* s’appliquant partout dans l’🇪🇺 de manière uniforme
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#Strasbourg 👋 @FZores @EricBillyFR @DocArnica mais aussi @Prefet67 @RimaAbdulMalak
➡️ Questions importantes pour arbitrer dans ce dossier :
1️⃣ de quand datait le vitrail qui a été restauré ?
2️⃣ peut-on considérer que le phénomène rayon vert était voulu par les vitraillistes
d'alors (qui auraient alors eu un talent et une maîtrise particulièrement remarquable - ou beaucoup de patience avec des tests sur plusieurs années) ou était-ce le fruit d'un heureux hasard ?
3️⃣ est-ce possible aujourd'hui en reprenant la restauration d'obtenir le même effet ?
4️⃣ pour quel coût ?
Voilà des questions que j'aurais aimé lire pour mettre en perspective l'information @franceinfo
#patrimoine #vitrail #verre #maitreartisan #CAP #BMA #DMA @les_compagnons 👋 @CGrandjean_
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I've been saying stuff like this for ages, maybe if @alexstamos says it too then people will listen? #DMA
Inevitably the response is something glib like "Use Matrix"
A big part of the the reason for the existence of that API was because the European Union wanted to enable people to access their data; so they created the problem, complained when the inevitable leaks happened, and are now reinventing it
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Celebrating now the end of wild west on #Internet with a glass of tea! #Europe is designing its digital future & need sharp teeth to its new powers! #Platforms will operate in a legal framework that until now was nonexistent #DSA #DMA 🎊 @EU_Commission @Europarl_EN #Mythread 1/1
No more domination of technological giants in 🇪🇺 VP @vestager said #DSA #DMA are basic pillars of the efforts to impose stricter rules on #usedandabused technology groups& establish regulations suitable for #Internet era. 1/2
#Democracy now sets the rules for #digital world, rather than the tech giants. #DSA #DMA. #Vestager 1/3
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Now that we have the text of the #DMA published, let me point out a couple of outstanding provisions that have data protection implications & that show why this Regulation concerns all businesses & platform users, not only gatekeepers. Let's go 🧵 1/?…
First of all, check out the list of Core Platform Services that may pull a business into the gatekeeper class (Art 2). Notably including web browsers, virtual assistants, & *online advertising services*, e.g. Exchanges, as long as they are provided by a business offering a CPS 2/
But this is not a thread about the threshold to become a gatekeeper (check Art 3). It just points out data protection implications of the #DMA. Of note, "consent", "profiling" in the #DMA are defined as in the #GDPR. Bonus: "non-personal" data & "data" are also defined 3/
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Elsewhere in EU regulatory pipe-dreams authored by people who apparently have more good intention than understanding, the #DMA means that @WhatsApp and @signalapp should both adopt #XMPP and thereby deliver a unified "inbox" of messages.
@WhatsApp @signalapp Not making this up: ImageImage
> With a constant onslaught of messages pinging our phones and computers, who wouldn’t want that?

Well, for one, "people who use different applications to deliver different functionality and security profiles"

WhatsApp: family
Messenger: neighbours
Signal: infosec nerds
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This week on my podcast, I read my @Medium column, "When Automation Becomes Enforcement," on the debate of interoperability and end-to-end encryption in the Digital Markets Act, and the long-running battle over who's in charge: you, or your computer?… 1/ Image
When I first encountered the idea of disappearing messages, I thought they were stupid, but I was wrong. I thought that the point of disappearing messages was to let you send secrets to someone you didn't trust, because the message would disappear and thus be safe. 2/
Obviously, this is stupid. If you send a secret to someone you don't trust, that untrustworthy person can take a screenshot, or use another device to photograph their screen. Or, you know, they can just *remember* the secret and blab it. 3/
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Pourquoi l’adoption du Digital markets act #DMA 🇪🇺 est si importante 👇🏽1/17
Parce que c’est une régulation ciblée sur une poignée de très gros acteurs, les « gatekeepers ». Auparavant, tous les textes de régulation visant internet ou le numérique étaient des textes « horizontaux », c’est-à-dire des règles générales s’imposant à tous 2/
Un bon exemple est celui du RGPD. Toutes les organisations qui manipulent de la donnée personnelle sont soumises aux mêmes règles. Sur le principe c’est bien : la protection est générale. Mais dans la réalité, les risques majeurs sont le fait d’un petit nombre… 3/
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Platform regulation #DMA: “ink is almost dry” on Art 5/6 various “thou shall not’s” for “gatekeepers”. BUT rules need translating into relevant prescriptions for each business model. We focused on e-commerce last week for a great discussion @cepr_org #Competition_RPN/ @MaCCI 🧵1/
Video recording can be found here 2/
Aside from public narrative (universally adverse), a ton of economic research underway looking at the behavior of hybrid marketplaces, esp. Amazon. What does it show? Does anyone care? Should regulators/enforcers care & acknowledge the tradeoffs? Or is it all beside the point? 3/
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What's the big data privacy/security problem with EU techlash legislative proposals (#DSA, #DMA)?
🧵 A quick big picture explainer...
First, a general lesson on legal regulation. Law is not magic. Just because a law seems to require something (e.g. because it expressly says it does), it doesn't mean
(1) this thing will actually happen and
(2) the law actually requires it.
Just because a law says: "do this risky thing in a secure way", it doesn't mean that this law *really* allows doing that risky thing in a secure way. Wait, what?
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Cc @EU_Competition @CMAgovUK @Kartellamt @FTC @jenhoward80 Image
1/2 like the FTC is doing:

EC should analyse concentrations notified under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 from the perspective of discouraging so-called ‘killer acquisitions’ which prevent the emergence of potential challengers to gatekeepers, #DMA #Gatekeepers
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Splošni pristop glede zakonodajnega predloga Akta o digitalnih storitvah (#DSA), ki so ga minuli teden sprejeli ministri za gospodarstvo na zasedanju Sveta za konkurenčnost (@EUCouncil | #COMPET), odraža neambicioznost članic EU pri zaščiti pravic evropskih državljanov na spletu.
Oba zakonodajna dokumenta, poleg #DSA še Akt o digitalnih trgih (#DMA), sta pomembna za enotni digitalni trg. Čeprav splošni pristop, ki ga je sprejel @EUCouncil, predstavlja določen napredek, pa še zdaleč ne zagotavlja ustrezne ravni varstva evropskih državljanov in potrošnikov.
Pripravo splošnega pristopa zaključuje tudi Odbor Evropskega parlamenta za notranji trg in varstvo potrošnikov (@EP_SingleMarket | #IMCO). S tem bo tlakovana pot, da Svet EU (@EUCouncil) in Evropski parlament (@Europarl_EN) prihodnje leto pripravita končno besedilo #DSA.
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Erster Eindruck: Ampel hat keinen Bock auf #Urheberrecht. Nur Evaluierung, keine Gesetzesvorhaben im #Koalitionsvertrag, dabei bräuchten wir die dringend, zB beim #Zensurheberrecht. Ob Bibliotheken E-Books künftig wie physische Bücher verleihen dürfen, bleibt unklar. #BuchistBuch Image
Etwas besser ist der Abschnitt zu Forschung, wissenschaftsfreundliches #Urheberrecht klingt gut, aber es fehlen Details. Ich würde mir da zB wünschen: Ausweitung des Zweitveröffentlichungsrechts für Urheber*innen aller wissenschaftl Publikationen, unabhängig vom Finanzierungsweg! Image
Der medienpolitische Teil zu #DSA/#DMA liest sich schlimmstenfalls als Unterstützung der Idee, dass Plattformen nicht nur #Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseartikel zahlen sollen, sondern auch gezwungen werden, diese anzuzeigen. Das behindert Vorgehen gegen Desinformation! #LSR Image
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