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USA move to adopt China's economic system:

«The deal, which must still gain formal U.S. approval, would create a new U.S.-based company, Global, in which , an American software maker, and would own 20 percent».
nytimes.com/2020/09/19/technol

A joint vecture with local capital becomes a requirement for doing business in , as in .

Let's see what's next in line for copying. Maybe a nice cultural revolution?

1990

"Il neocapitalismo è stato bravo ma supererà la porta ecologica?"
archive.org/details/unita_1990

Giovani per il "rispetto ovunque dei diritti umani e delle sostenibilità ecologiche"
archive.org/details/unita_1990

"Onorevole, la smetta di interrompere i colleghi"
archive.org/details/unita_1990

Certe cose non cambiano mai... Un paese pietrificato.

«Under the proposal, will be ByteDance's technology partner and assume management of 's U.S. user data».
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-chin

Finally all that juicy personal data will be able to be matched to the rest of the and databases.

I'm also curious to see whether Washington will continue to decry as protectionism the requirements for data localisation in EU , India etc.

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Google removed K-9 Mail from the Play store with zero notice because the description of the app included alternate spellings of the app name we'd included to work around how bad Play's search is.

Qui a ho appena votato per il . Un pensiero in meno. Grazie all'ambasciata che ha usato buste ecolabel e alle poste finlandesi che mi hanno rintracciato al nuovo indirizzo!

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Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.

If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:

f-droid.org/

Gotta love (gratis) on . Instead of a link to an actual PDF, we now get an Adobe-encumbered JavaScript mess which also happens to load a full-page .

doi:10.1046/j.1469-0705.2000.00298.x

«The five research hubs are each led by the Energy Department's Argonne, Brookhaven, Fermi, Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories»
uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-

Sadly only some of the DoE laboratories are "federal enough" to have output as US government works (). How much of these 600 M$ will support works?

(in English): possibly the only place where «applying a liberal dose of high explosives as appropriate» is a sentence I support wholeheartedly, with a smile.
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t

«Householder and four others were accused of taking $60 million to pass the bill that provided taxpayer money to bail out the state's two nuclear power plants, which were owned by a unit of FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy had said that without some form of subsidy it would have to shut the reactors.»
reuters.com/article/us-ohio-nu

I'm so surprised. concentrates power and therefore also opportunities for corruption. This one was just more obvious than the average.

Things get started in the publishers v. lawsuit.

«For this purposes of this action only, the Internet Archive admits that venue is proper in this District.»
courtlistener.com/recap/gov.us

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"Interest in [Wikipedia] articles about sports, games, and mathematics is skewed towards men, while interest in articles about broadcasting [e.g. TV shows], medicine, and entertainment is skewed towards women"

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Tallinn-Warsaw-Berlin-Brussels would probably be nicer (less gas burnt on ferries) but that's probably not going to happen at least until 2024 if succeeds.
railbaltica.org/rail-baltica-r

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The next 4 years in internet legislation are going to be a nightmare with and directive aka maximalism by the backdoor.

But at least in 2022 I'll be able to easily go to by train from via and . (Should be feasible in two nights, one for the Turku-Stockholm ferry and one for the final night train.) Thank you, Sweden!
euractiv.com/section/railways/

Look, suddenly likes competition.
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-slac

I can't wait for to play the card, tell "we're actually a very small business, our product is under siege by many ruthless competitors".

Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

Trollish official photos from : Special European Council: Backstage (2020-07-19, Bruxelles).

newsroom.consilium.europa.eu/p

«The Dutch prime minister has just 75 deputies in his country's 150-seat parliament so he'll need opposition support to ratify any deal he strikes with the bloc.»
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

This makes it sound like is discussing changes to the treaties, while it's "just" the budget. I sure hope the new rebates aren't being written into the treaties...

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