The solution to "company has monopoly, does bad monopoly things" is not "empower another, trendier monopoly", by the way. Don't go buy a fucking iPhone, fund free software and open hardware.
google antitrust filing thread from @email@example.com
RT Lock (with permission):
Ok so, I just read through all 173 pages of the unredacted Google antitrust filing and I have to say that either Google is screwed or society is screwed, we'll find out which.
Unordered list of fun things I learned:
- google has a secret deal with facebook called "Jedi Blue" that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out
- google appears to have a team called gTrade that is wholly dedicated to ad market manipulation
- Google had a plan called "Project NERA" to turn the web into a walled garden they called "Not Owned But Operated". A core component of this was the forced logins to the chrome browser you've probably experienced (surprise!)
- Google is willing to do almost everything to prevent people from circumventing their ad exchanges
- This is what AMP is about
- Google habitually insider trades on their ad exchanges in every way you can think of and every way you can't. Too many ways to list here.
- The exchanges are also rigged so that google wins on bids where they aren't the highest bidder.
- A large amount of people inside google are aware of all of this
- If Google ever tells you some change will increase your ad yield, run. In fact anything they tell you is a lie
- Google has worked with Facebook and Microsoft to discourage them from increasing user privacy, lamenting occasions where they prioritized their reputation over their collective business interest
You can read the full unredacted document for yourself here:
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Needed to stub out some dependencies (libcall-ui, gcr, libgnome-desktop) and hack back support for custom wayland surfaces into #gtk4 but with that things start to work and we can go widget by widget:
I gave a short talk about #debian on mobile devices at the #DebianMiniDebconf in Regensburg last weekend (https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/de/2021/MiniDebConfRegensburg#Saturday) and I could present the slides using a #librem5 with HDMI over usb-c connected to the presenter and phom (https://source.puri.sm/guido.gunther/phom) as a virtual mouse. Needed some hacks still to e.g. bring up #squeekboard to exit full screen but I think we can make this work out of the box in the future.
@jimmac Something seems wrong with that system settings icon there - upscaled with linear filtering?
@carlosgonz No, what I mentioned was kernel-side stuff (work on libcamera is ongoing too, but that's the userspace side :))
@carlosgonz We're working on switching from current drivers coming from NXP kernel fork to the ones in mainline Linux (utilizing V4L2 media API) right now. I guess making all the resolutions and 10-bit modes work will be next on our plates :)
@carlosgonz What do you mean? I don't see any stuttering or jumping. The preview feed of the selfie cam is a bit delayed (about half a second) and has rather low FPS, but that's most likely because it's running at too high resolution at the moment - the big cam switches between low and high res modes when taking photos, while the selfie cam currently stays at the same mode.
@carlosgonz Not yet (except the selfie cam, which works in 10-bit since the beginning)
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