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  • U.S. Senate's App Store reform bill debate set for Thursday

    I agree, this bill is a smoke screen to try to create an issue to make it look like they are doing some good.  How about an infrastructure bill that doesn’t have 30tons of unrelated stuff attached, to try to sneak pork through in a bill that addresses something a majority agrees is needed.  
         Instead we get senators and representatives spewing biased slop, like you would hear from Epic Games council in opening arguments, or press conference.  We really do need to make congress wear sponsorship patches like nascar drivers.  I wonder how much if the bill was written or at least outlined by the coalition for app fairness. 
  • Netflix raising prices on all plans in the US and Canada

    Is it raising prices as new customer growth wanes, or potential customers deciding they didn’t want to even start a relationship with a company that hikes rates so fast?  Their moves to split current subscribers plans to sap state disc and download plans that would cost more, if they wanted both quickly followed by the increase in rates to cover the cost of streaming rights for Europe and other regions, was enough to turn me away.  Why on earth should US customers pay more so they can stream movies in Europe?  They should take out a loan, and let the European customers fees cover the cost of the rights.  Seems like they were putting a lot of the financial heavy lifting on the backs of the US customers, to artificially keep the prices low in Europe, to corner the European market as much as they can, then raise prices in Europe. Netflix, get a loan, don’t abuse your US customers. 
  • EU carriers want Apple's Private Relay blocked

    If the EU take this matter up, they are Muppets, with the hands of telecoms up their backside.  Since when has digital sovereignty been the ability to profit from the sale of user data? Quite frankly, any company doing that should be barred from the practice, and also barred from raising prices to compensate for the los of revenue.  
  • DJI among 8 Chinese groups heading onto U.S. investment blacklist

    Investment ban, but not banning import of their products seems a bit of a half measure or more of a symbolic gesture to me. 
  • Tile buyer Life360 reportedly sells precise user location data to nearly anyone

    Apple please make air tag able to make your phone ring, even when on silent, so you can find your phone from your keys, instead of logging into iCloud.  This is the only reason I still have my Tile.  Fix this and I replace it with an AirTag