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rob53 said:It has never made sense for China to attack the USA. They own too many business in the US and just about everything we buy is made in China so they'd be killing themselves by killing that market. Furthermore, the US doesn't have the labor force (willing to work) necessary to build the number of products China sells to us. If you think prices are high now, think about how much everything would cost if we brought back manufacturing to the US. The USA is a consumer and farming country, not a large scale manufacturing country. Sure, there are some large scale manufacturing companies but they are dwarfed by what China (and the far east) provides.
ihatescreennames said:I have no line for Facebook and all of the plaintiffs claims may be true but are they illegal? I have no idea. Is there a law that says companies must abide by user preferences or something similar?
In the US, the Federal Trade Commission can go after a company for violating their own posted policies as "unfair and deceptive acts and practices" even if the privacy information didn't have other specific legal protection.
The law is the FTC Act, see Section 5. federal-trade-commission-act
Announcing/shipping a week earlier will reduce recession risk sufficiently to counter the added risk of rushing the announcement? If the economy really goes to crap then this won't make any difference.Obviously the new model is already in production, etc. but still . . . rushing something like this just increases the chance of something going awry.
fastasleep said:timmillea said:The Apple Car is Apple's undoing. It is their blindspot because their decisions are US-based and the US is the car-crazy country. Car ownership must be reduced drastically year upon year to around 5% of current levels in order to meet globally agreed climate change targets. Electric mostly shifts the pollution elsewhere and introduces new toxic battery pollutants. Apple should be working on hyper-efficient public transport but mostly in reducing the need to travel at all.
If you think shifting to EVs only shift the pollution elsewhere, you must have no confidence in solar, wind, hydro, or other clean energy and I assume you're opposed to nuclear energy as well.