The Lives of Europeans

The US Commerce Secretary finally understands how many non-Americans feel about #SurveillanceCapitalism. @WilburRoss has ‘portrayed the threat from Chinese #apps in stark terms, likening it to a window that allows Beijing to peer into the everyday lives of Americans.’

They collect “data on locality, data on what you are streaming toward, what your preferences are, what you are referencing, every bit of behavior that the US 🇺🇸 side is indulging in becomes available to whoever is watching on the other side. That’s what we’re trying to squelch”.

I think these US moves to block #TikTok/#WeChat could be as significant for the #DigitalServicesAct as the Snowden disclosures were for saving the #GDPR — the European Union 🇪🇺 cannot accept a US that hypocritically trashes its #DigitalSovereignty without a moment’s thought.

In the timeless words of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg #RBG: “All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.”

This may also force Google and Apple to corporately decentralise, if they wish to retain the ability to do this >> “Both have said in the past that they comply with the local laws in each country they serve” << as I suggested for Facebook #SchremsII.

Trump may break the great US power of #weaponisedinterdependence, as @henryfarrell and @ANewman_forward put it, by driving it too fast.