Openness and shared benefits?

MacRumors:

“The theme of this conference – developing a digital economy for openness and shared benefits – is a vision we at Apple share,” Cook said. “We are proud to have worked alongside many of our partners in China to help build a community that will join a common future in cyberspace.”

Cook’s words appeared carefully chosen so as not to upset his Chinese hosts, who routinely curtail access to online services seen as a potential threat to the country’s internal cohesion. Facebook and Instagram have been blocked by China’s Cyberspace Administration since 2009 and 2014, respectively.

It turns out that there are some things after all that left and right can agree upon. Quite a few of these companies are far worse than Standard Oil ever was.

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