Facebook says it may quit Europe over ban on sharing data with US
www.theguardian.com
external-link
EU court in July ruled there were insufficient safeguards against snooping by US intelligence agencies

Is anyone else really curious about how this might positively impact software/the web? I’m sure people can come up with efficiency bogeymen, but I can see

  • local stuff adapted for local needs/cultures
  • federated software getting a real boost to whatever extent it can avoid caching other servers’ data[1] to be compliant–then you can just have your stuff live in your Lithuanian provider and pull across dank Canadian memes
  • broadly better practices around cellular / partitioned infrastructure

We should all be skeptical of markets as a force for good in any situation, but I can’t help thinking some shattering (nay, might I say… “disruption”?) of “natural monopolies” will lead to there being local demand that can spur innovation for cooler things.


  1. I believe Pleroma doesn’t store images, for instance, just pulls them from the origin server. Lots of perf concerns with these approaches but perhaps potential ↩︎

@gottfried
link
fedilink
5
edit-2
2Y

deleted by creator

Maya
admin
creator
link
fedilink
12Y

nah, I guess I just mean that with the disruption to FB’s network effects, people looking for replacements have a proven demand for social media in their lives, but don’t necessarily have to go with a FB clone, so that gives the industry (esp. local industry) a real chance to get adoption for newer, weirder ideas.

@gottfried
link
fedilink
5
edit-2
2Y

deleted by creator

Technology
!technology
Create a post

Subscribe to see more stories about technology on your homepage


  • 0 users online
  • 3 users / day
  • 32 users / week
  • 90 users / month
  • 374 users / 6 months
  • 5.12K subscribers
  • 2.41K Posts
  • 7.4K Comments
  • Modlog