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We need a new mobile OS that’s web-only.
this is great (and great 3 priorities: #AppleBrowserBan, deep system integration, web app equality):
PWAs directory:
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What does 🇪🇺🇬🇧🇯🇵🇦🇺 @EFF @mozilla @Google @Microsoft @Meta @telegram & others say about the #AppleBrowserBan?

⚠️With submissions due 2022-07-22, The #AppleBrowserBan ending globally & the success of Web Apps depends on getting support from you and your company.

🧵 Lets go.... A Scooby Do reveal meme where Fred unmasks the "Bad Guy
Anti-Competitive behaviour harms us all. The more support we can show, the greater the chance we have at ensuring a bright future for the web.


First up, the EU's Digital Markets Act specifically references banning browser engines:
🇪🇺 EU: "When gatekeepers operate and impose web browser engines, they are in a position to determine the functionality ... that will apply not only to their own web browsers, but also to competing web browsers and, in turn, to web software applications" In particular, each browser is built on a web browser engine
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Apple's claim is that it bans other browsers for security AND NOT because it's protecting its 70b of AppStore Revenue or 15b of Google Search Revenue in Safari.

The CMA says the ban not only doesn't protect security it could make it worse!

🧵 Lets dig in... A pie chart showing Browser Code Execution Vulnerabilities bA histogram of days from fix landed in public to fix shippedA graph showing browser code executions by vulnerabilities bA chart that compares updates between iOS vs Chrome on Andro
Apple in comments to the CMA makes the claims that it's able to address security issues quickly AND that Safari is more secure than Blink and Gecko. “... in Apple's opinion, WebKit offers a better level of s
But the statistics paint a different picture. Out of each of the three major browser engines, Safari has had the had highest number of Browser Code Execution Vulnerabilities. A pie chart showing Browser Code Execution Vulnerabilities b
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Apple's response to the CMA interim report. While they may *seem* to make a reasonable good case (they even spend a paragraph on how they prevent a Chrome monoculture by enforcing a monoculture!), a closer look reveals shenanigans.…


I'm not going to look at every point here, just a few highlights that jumped out at me.

They say Safari outperforms other browsers and then point to a benchmark that compares their A15 chip with a Snapdragon 888. The benchmark compares Safari with Chrome on a completely different operating system and chipset.

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You can tell so many stories from the freeform responses to the State of CSS survey, but none of them support the idea that the #applebrowserban on competing engines is pro-developer.…
Back in 2012 when @stshank wrote that piece, WebKit was near the front of the pack, so lack of competition was less pressing.

That was a long, long, long time ago:…
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