We take apart Apple’s desperate defense of its monopoly on App distribution, point by point.

John and his family. Apple knows best.
  • On April 30th, the EU accused Apple of monopoly in its Store, following a complaint from Spotify (there had previously been other companies and complaints).
  • Apple published the document discussed here on June 9th.
  • On June 11th, Legislators of the US House of Representatives presented a legislative package containing five bills. If passed, it will force Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to remodel their business practices and content distribution mechanisms (American Innovation and Choice Online Act https://www.wsj.com/articles/apples-fight-for-control-over-apps-moves-to-congress-and-eu-11624440601).
  • Security- an old way to justify the suppression of freedom and abuse of power by the “officer” on duty.
  • Privacy- a fallacy that serves, paradoxically, to attribute to itself the power to breach your privacy exclusively and as thoroughly as it deems appropriate since there is no possible alternative in its approach.

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