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"The government is supposed to use antitrust law to ensure competition and stop companies from becoming so big they push everyone else out. Basically, antitrust is supposed to prevent anti-competitive monopolies. In the US in recent decades, regulators, enforcers, and the courts have taken a more lax attitude toward antitrust, which has resulted in more mergers, or companies growing to the point that it’s hard for rivals to stay in the game."

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How is Siri on still unable to alert me after a set number of minutes? I believe I remember that both Amazon and Google have published research suggesting this is literally the only thing everyone does with their tin-can lady-boxes.

@Tutanota has your service received any indications from Roskomnadzor regarding service blocking in Russia? Your competitors have been blocked or are blogging about or fighting the blocking. However, I couldn’t find any communications from Tutanota on the issue.

Should I missclick on Google reCAPTCHA challenges from time to time to appear more human?

I depend on medications only produced in Britain. (Used for at least three millennia but only one modern day manufacturer.) It’s frustrating to watch the confusion, chaos, and madness from the outside. What would progress even look like at this point?

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Are you an @apple iPhone user? Did you know there’s an IDFA, or “identifier for advertisers,” tracking your app activity and sending it to third-parties by default? 😱

More than half of iPhone users don't, according to a Mozilla-Ipsos poll: tweeted by @mozilla

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