> It should be up to Android users which search engine they use, and absolutely not up to Google
That has always been the case. The ballot is about the "default default search engine". Users are free to change this setting to whatever they want.
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This article misses a lot of nuances:
* People can and do develop software without formal training and there is little that can be done to change this
* PEBCAK: problem exists between chair and keyboard, e.g. the user didn't bother to learn how to use the software
* interaction between software that was written independently (the cookie example: is the bug in the browser or the web app?)
* bad specifications
> more persuasive case put by the guarantors of national security, who have weighed these engines of amplification, toxification, division and disunity and found them wanting. States wanting to remain coherent have no choice: break up the internet giants – or fragment into a Hobbesian war of all-against-all.
So instead of a single social network that is at least willing to follow the law, they might be confronted by end-to-end encrypted closed groups (Signal) or networks completely out of their control (gab). They will fondly remember the good, old days when there was at least somebody who would pick up the phone or whom they could pressure to remove content.
The reason is interesting: so far it's not about the original sin, e.g. developing the defeat device and lying to regulators. This is about the handling of the aftermath: Prosecutors claim that he did not immediately stop deliveries in Europe after the scandal broke and those knowingly allowed non-compliant cars to be sold.
The problem is, it's not just the Soviet Union. The latest example is the collapse of the Socialism of the 21st century, namely Venezuela.
What else do you have? China with it's turbo charged capitalism? North Korea (no comment needed)? Cuba?
There is no example of a working socialist country, none.
The US is currently at full employment (4.1%). If conditions at Amazon were really that unbearable employees would just move on.
That said, "Millions of people living and working in Space" is a grand vision that somebody has to pursue. If we always push it out to tomorrow, it will never be done.
> positioned in a triangular formation 2.5km on a side so that the craft will be nicely isolated and therefore deliver more reliable results
The LISA project site (https://www.elisascience.org/articles/elisa-mission/elisa-technology) says:
"LISA will consist of three spacecraft in Earth-like orbits around the Sun. They will fly million kilometers apart in an equilateral triangle formation."
Where do these 2.5km come from?
MS did fix the bug. Recent versions of Windows are safe.
When people bought the affected WinXP machines they were or should have been aware that support will eventually end. If they choose WinXP in this knowledge its not MS fault when these customers gambled and run an outdated software that became a target of malicious code.
And: One could argue that MS is not even at fault. The code works fine when it is used as intended. A malware attack clearly is outside the intended scope. You wouldn't claim that a car maker is at fault if a car explodes when somebody maliciously shoots it with a gun.
Google has a seat on the SpaceX board. SpaceX plans to deploy a satellite constellation that it hopes will bring global broadband internet coverage. See
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