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Got a tech question or want to discuss tech? Weekly /r/Technology Tech Support / General Discussion Thread
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Trump Wants to Cut Funding for Clean Energy Research In Half - Meanwhile, China, India and the European Union aim to double funding for clean energy R&D.
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Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased The Number Of Asteroids We Can Mine
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Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before a patch is ready. Microsoft probably won’t be happy, again
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Popular Flight Simulator company stealing Chrome passwords for "anti-piracy measures"
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U.S. Copyright Office considering exemption for abandoned online games
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Exclusive: Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker's chip technology
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Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI: A neural network that simulates the way moths recognize odors also shows how they learn so much faster than machines
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I just realize cellphone and internet service in US are much worse than Vietnam
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Tim Armstrong: People need to vote on net neutrality
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'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites - Critics fear the plan could lead to rampant internet censorship
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Fake news is an existential crisis for social media
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Wikipedia Zero, Which Provided Over 800 Million Users in 72 Countries With Access to Wikipedia at No Data Cost, is Being Discontinued
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A solar panel on every roof in the US? Here are the numbers: Estimate shows rooftop solar could produce almost 40 percent of our electricity.
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Cyberattacks are the single greatest threat to global stability, German defense minister says - Recent cyberattacks have shown that sensitive and personal data have become the target to destabilize companies and governments worldwide.
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Samsung patents a flying display that’s controlled by your eyes
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Australia's first large scale solar + storage plant connected to grid
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FSLabs Dropping Password Stealing Malware to Combat Piracy?!
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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules
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Michael Arrington writes the truth about Techchrunch and its cofoundet
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New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries finds they can be charged 5 times faster
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German carmakers in a spin ahead of diesel ban ruling
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Here’s a beautiful map of 1 billion Shazams
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Cashing out? Why notes and coins may become a thing of the past in Sweden. Even public toilets are going digital in one of the world’s most cashless society
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Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel Distances Self as Russia Scandal Grows
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Trump directs $200 million to tech education for women and minorities
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“Smarticle” Robot Swarms Turn Random Behavior into Collective Intelligence - New algorithms show how very simple robots can be made to work together as a group
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Getty Images Causes Google to Remove “View Image” Button from Search Results
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Clapper Calls Facebook Official's Post That Trump Touted 'False'
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After stunning growth streak, Amazon ambitions seem boundless
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Probe after 'drone made helicopter crash'
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WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' Rendered Ineffective if Your Message Is Quoted
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5G is helping make Pyeongchang the most high-tech Olympics ever
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Alibaba, Tencent rally troops amid $10 billion retail battle
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New 3D compression technology allows streaming of 3D video over consumer networks
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Infamous Google memo author shot down by federal labor board
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Auctus is bringing blockchain tech to the $36 trillion retirement plan market
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Terrible people have learned to exploit the internet. Yasmin Green is fighting back.
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The Mueller indictment exposes the danger of Facebook’s focus on Groups
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Google Chrome to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users such as ones that auto-play video with sound
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Scientists stunned by huge light discovery
3224 comiconomist This is one of the shitiest headlines I have ever seen: it gives the impression the (acting) FTC chair holds the *exact opposite view* than she actually expresses in her speech. Here's a relevant extract of the article that does a better job summarizing her view: > A speech Tuesday by the acting chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission **pushes back, hard, against a growing clamor among those who fear Internet companies are getting too big**. > Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Maureen Ohlhausen said that the public must **ask itself whether unelected government bureaucrats are the best qualified to pick the winners and losers in high tech markets**. > ... > As Ohlhausen put it in her speech, **the fear is that** “we are spiraling towards a dystopian future where a few giant technology companies will ultimately gain sustained control over our economic lives.” > ... > Current U.S. antitrust regulations focus on consumer welfare. **Ohlhausen said technological platforms don't necessarily win simply because they had a big portion of the market at one time**. > ... > The litmus test, for her, is that **antitrust enforcement must turn on the specific facts on an individual case, with the focus of actual likely harm to consumers**. The goal, she said, is to "protect free and open markets for the benefit of consumers." > ... > **U.S. antitrust rules have come to focus solely on the potential damage to consumers, so if prices remain low, the damage to distributors and other middle-men, and the potential damage to the entire nation's commercial infrastructure, is not considered.** > ... > Ohlhausen ended her speech by saying that she was neither "a champion of today's leading Internet firms nor their foe." > Rather, she, and the FTC, have "vigorously supported policy positions that they sometimes love and sometimes hate." People should read the fracking article, and whoever wrote that headline is either incredibly incompetent or incredibly overworked. Edit: The headline now reads "Internet companies too big? FTC chair says more than market share counts", which is a fair headline - now we just need Reddit to be able to edit headlines as well!
4077 azurecyan Some would say we're already there.
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203 W0LF_JK **Short history on Trade Monopolies in US**. The anti-Sherman trust act (1890) was made so as to be almost unenforceable. Loosely worded so as to discourage monopolies but keep the state from enforcing it in any applicable ways. In *United States v E.C Knight Company (1895)* the nail was put in the coffin when the government was rebuffed and the courts deemed an exchange of stock that gave the Knight company control of 95 percent of the sugar refining business not a trade. **This changed.** In 1901 in order to corner the New England market James Jerome Hill (President of the Great Northern Railway) backed by J.P Morgan (President of Northern Pacific Railroad) started a buyout of the Chicago, Burlignton, and Quincy railroad which was countered by President of the Union and Southern Pacific Railroad-->Edward Henry Harriman. This 'stock war' threatened to cause a crash on the New York Stock Exchange but thankfully Harriman backed out and the duo won control. In order to prevent another 'stock war' James Hill and J.P Morgan put the three companies under the control of the Northern Securities Company--> a **holding company** that had voting control over all of the three of railroads. This is where it gets interesting. President McKinley personally didn't believe it a monopoly and didn't care. Yet he was assassinated not long after he took office and his VP took his place. President Roosevelt compared to his predecessor did see the Northern Securities company a monopoly and got his Justice department to go after it. Ultimately this was decided in *Northern Securities Company vs United States (1904)*. Interestingly enough the government was able to convince the court that an exchange of stock was indeed a trade reversing their decision from the *Knight Case (1895)*. This small change paved the way for progressivism to keep business accountable in the years following. (Note: The anti Sherman trust act has since been hobbled again which is why we haven't seen a major prosecution since Enron) [**Semantics let alone Technology can make a hell of a difference in regards to upholding laws.**](https://www.policeone.com/police-products/investigation/articles/389338006-From-RICO-to-analytics-How-technology-can-speed-up-gang-investigations/) Tech will save us from The Technology monopoly. Edit: Interesting to note who led the Enron prosecution...
166 cabose7 nothing about how ISPs are too big though...
323 Keinichn My girlfriend and I always joke that it's going to get to the point where Amazon, Google, and Disney are fighting it out for who owns the world.
27 iYeaMikeDave Some of the big tech heads have more logical sounding policies for the economy than actual politicians
125 DoLittlest Amazon has freaked me out for awhile now. Mostly because they don't do much other than make it possible to never leave your house.
46 Murkwater You mean like the three credit bureaus? You know the ones that control what happens to everyone's lives' as far as mortgage, car loans, insurance, being able to buy a house, being able to rent an apartment, or get the right job? Those companies! Those three! Edit: kammaz aund priods... N qustn markz
829 Kaarous Antitrust suits incoming. And they richly deserve it.
64 Jynx3 As opposed to a few credit bureau, a few oil companies, a few banks and a few shopping outlets.