An interview with Eric Seufert about Meta’s earnings, the ATT recession, new European regulations, and the DOJ-Google antitrust case.
The EU’s latest ruling against Meta is different than ATT because it is an attack on first party data and a company’s ability to make money.
Apple announced end-to-end encryption for iCloud, even as it officially abandoned its on-device CSAM-scanning approach; the details of its plan leave open the door for scanning in the cloud.
Apple’s ATT policy is another example of a tech giant playing a quasi-government role. Then, while there may be explanations for Google’s approach, they don’t stand up to scrutiny, while Facebook gets it right with their Oversight Board.
Google is not bound by the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, but its actions in a false positive CSAM case show that it is flouting the spirit behind them.
A story about Google’s false positives while scanning for CSAM highlight the terrible trade-offs involved; what is black and white is that Google is in the wrong.
An interview with Eric Seufert about Apple’s big overhaul of SKAdNetwork, speculating about a possible Apple Ad Network, and why we’re both optimistic about Meta’s outlook. In addition, we discuss Snap’s disastrous year, and the Unity-ironSource-AppLovin acquisition drama.
Follow-up on Instagram, TikTok, and the Three Trends, including questioning the “cool” thesis of social networks, and why China’s Internet vision is winning.
The Wall Street Journal fills in important details about the run-up to ATT, including negotiations between Apple and Facebook. Then, ATT denials don’t hold water.
Explaining exactly why Apple’s approach to ATT is anti-competitive