What is the Digital Markets Act?
April 1st, 2022
35 mins 12 secs
About this Episode
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk about the Digital Markets Act and Apple's personal finance plans.
- The Digital Markets Act: ensuring fair and open digital markets | European Commission — The Digital Markets Act (DMA) establishes a set of narrowly defined objective criteria for qualifying a large online platform as a so-called “gatekeeper”. This allows the DMA to remain well targeted to the problem that it aims to tackle as regards large, systemic online platforms.
- Why Alphabet Will Benefit From New European Privacy Rules — European regulators are once again coming after big American technology companies. Some say it is the beginning of the end for them. Not so fast.
- New EU law could spark gold rush of iMessage alternatives — At the moment, getting access to iMessage’s features on non-Apple devices is a complete pain. In fact, getting access to any messaging platform’s features outside of its native apps can range from difficult to almost impossible. Whether it’s Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Signal, in every case, the services’ developers want you to stick to their own software to message on their platforms.
- Europe agrees on big new package of tech rules — European regulators have come to an agreement on major competition rules that could force the world's biggest tech platforms, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, to reshape big chunks of their business.
- US consumer views on privacy laws — A July 2021 survey from Data for Progress found that nearly three-quarters (72%) of likely US voters felt that existing privacy laws are insufficient.
- Computer Crime Hype - Schneier on Security — Beware the Four Horsemen of the Information Apocalypse: terrorists, drug dealers, kidnappers, and child pornographers. Seems like you can scare any public into allowing the government to do anything with those four.
- Apple (AAPL) Working to Bring Financial Services Tasks In-House - Bloomberg — The effort, dubbed ‘Breakout,’ would replace fintech partners
- Wordle Hacking—Suddenly Wordle Is Tracking You, Here’s How To Stop It — Perhaps what will come as some surprise to many players of the game is that it now comes complete with ad-trackers. But don't sweat it, you can stop it with a little Wordle hacking.