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Will Oremus
Oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero () covering platforms, algorithms, privacy, and online speech. Raising Delawareness since 2018. DM for Signal.
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Will Oremus 3h
Right, Google's practices aren't ideal either, from what I learned. I didn't manage to fit this in the story, but well-crafted regulation could open the door for not only competing app stores but progressive web apps, as calls for here:
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Will Oremus 4h
Apple now faces antitrust charges or investigations in at least six different venues. Something’s going to have to give soon. I talked with the EFF’s , Public Knowledge’s , Basecamp’s and others about what exactly that might be.
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Will Oremus 4h
Replying to @WillOremus
Apple points to the success of third-party apps to prove it isn’t a monopoly. But those apps compete on Apple’s terms, can be sold only in Apple’s store, & when Apple makes a rival app that becomes the default, can’t be deleted, and has deep access to the OS, well... good luck!
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Will Oremus 4h
Replying to @WillOremus
A growing cadre of app developers, antitrust experts, and consumers are making the case that iOS is a market in itself—one that commands almost 4 hours a day for 900 million people, and is worth $58B a year and growing. And Apple controls it unilaterally.
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Will Oremus 4h
Replying to @WillOremus
When we think of tech monopolies, we don’t tend to think of Apple first. That’s partly because it has slightly less than 50% market share in smartphones/mobile OS, and partly because it hasn’t broken democracy or destroyed local retail. But...
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Will Oremus 4h
I wrote about exactly how Apple is a monopoly, why it matters, and what can realistically be done about it.
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Will Oremus 5h
It’s remarkable how readily the tech Silicon Valley built to target us with ads becomes a tool of literal imprisonment.
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Will Oremus 6h
Replying to @ubiquity75
woah if true
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Will Oremus Feb 23
Replying to @CardinalsChirps
technically, it’s a set of repeatable steps for solving a problem in popular usage, it’s usually proprietary machine-learning software that makes human-like judgments in ways that are opaque to the end user (how’d i do?)
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Will Oremus Feb 22
Replying to @WillOremus
crap this is also a subtweet isn’t it
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Will Oremus Feb 22
my twitter feed this am is almost all subtweets and i don’t have the energy to figure out who you’re all subtly dunking on
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Will Oremus Feb 21
Replying to @KenGoodrich
thank you
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Will Oremus Feb 21
going through my kid's valentine's candy and eating it and telling myself it's for the sake of his health
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Will Oremus Feb 21
These kinds of weekly candidate horse-race rankings are usually awful but i unreservedly love 's "the surge"
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Will Oremus Feb 20
Replying to @_katiesaurus_
the slider
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Will Oremus Feb 20
listening to t. rex and having a bell’s two hearted because the editor has my draft, i’m mostly over a cold and my 4yo didn’t hit anyone at school today
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Will Oremus Feb 19
Replying to @olgakhazan
thank you for these learnings
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Arvind Narayanan Feb 19
Much of automated decision making is statistics, but is misidentified as computer science by both proponents and critics. This isn’t mere academic territory marking: when we undervalue statisticians, we lose out on a cautious approach that pauses to ask if this stuff even works.
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Will Oremus Feb 18
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Will Oremus Feb 18
If you care at all about face recognition and the creeping face-surveillance state, you should be reading . Here's his new feature on the Japanese tech giant that is quietly helping hundreds of government agencies recognize our faces.
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