The EU Put On Their Big Boy Pants

The feckless European Union apparently has bigger balls than the United States. Unlike out losers in Washington, D.C., the EU is cracking down on big tech companies, and their monopolistic practices.

The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, on Tuesday presented two new pieces of legislation that will affect how Big Tech operates. The region has long had concerns about how powerful some companies have become, and how this is a problem for smaller firms looking to compete in the European market.

One of the potential changes is putting an end to self-preferencing — when, for instance, app search results in an Apple product display options developed by the tech giant. The idea is to give smaller app developers the same chance of being found and chosen by consumers.

A few years ago, I would have taken the libertarian position, and shied away from government dabbling in Big Tech. Considering how Google, Facebook, and Twitter continually blocked, banned, or suspended conservatives throughout 2020, I am wholeheartedly embracing these companies’ censure.

I guess that’s not the “conservative thing to do,” but we’re playing by the new rules. Big Tech helped Joe Biden steal this election, so I am absolutely fine with their dissolution.

Other practical changes include: companies like Apple and Google will have to allow users to uninstall apps that have originally come with their devices, and performance metrics will also have to be shared for free with advertisers and publishers.

This may be the best part of this legislation, since it is nearly impossible to delete Google Chrome or Google Mail from Android phones. It’s the reason I changed to Samsung.

On Sale Now, The Lie-Phone X

Before we begin, I want to be totally upfront about my opinion of Apple. I think it is a despicable company which shills shoddy products. That is not my opinion of Apple fans; it is my opinion of the company; which, as I explained, I hold in the utmost contempt.

Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

The tweak may have led iPhone owners to misguided attempts to resolve issues over the last year, the lawsuits contend.

All the lawsuits – filed in U.S. District Courts in California, New York and Illinois – seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide. (H/TAOSHQ)

Apple intentionally slowed down old phones to force its customers into buying new, ridiculously-priced ones. This is how they treat their loyal fan base, and it disgusts me.

It is my sincere hope Apple loses every one of these lawsuits, and is forced into bankruptcy.