Source: IPFS Force Zone
1. The operation of Google Play
On December 27, 2019, the MetaMask team posted on Twitter that the Google App Store has removed its own Android client. Google claims that the MetaMask team ’s application violates Google ’s financial services policy-mobile mining applications are prohibited in the app store. However, as an Ethereum application, MetaMask does not provide mining services.
On February 21, 2020, Google delisted nearly 600 Android applications, Chinese developer Cheetah Mobile was listed, and all of its 45 applications were delisted. On February 22, Cheetah Mobile issued a statement regarding its application being delisted, meaning that it has been cooperating with Google for rectification in October last year, and has been cooperating with the Google team in a friendly manner, but the company has not received the advance of the Google US team Under the premise of notifying the compliance standards, Google was unilaterally removed from the market and the advertising cooperation was terminated. Subsequent cheetah mobile attempts to communicate with the Google team, but has not received a response. As of the close of US stocks on February 21, Cheetah Mobile's share price was reported at US $ 2.99, down 16.94%, and its market value fell to US $ 427 million. It can be said that the losses were heavy.
At 3 a.m. on March 3, 2020, Google Play delisted applications for cryptocurrency news websites including Cointelegraph and Coindesk. Similarly, Google did not contact Cointelegraph about the removal plan. Cointelegraph has now contacted Google, but as of today no response has been received.
2.Sword finger centralization
In the article "Web 1.0 to 3.0, Understand the 30-year Changes of the Internet in 5 Minutes", we mentioned one of the disadvantages of the web 2.0 era, the problem of centralized review. The recent frequent delisting incidents are precisely due to the inevitable outcome of centralized review.
Now in the network, we are able to exchange data and use applications all rely on third-party platforms-Weibo, owner Sina; WeChat, owner Tencent; App store, owner Apple; Google Play, owner Google …
This means all our actions:
1) The data generated is all concentrated in the server provided by the owner -the ownership of the data is in ourselves, but the use can be made without our authorization.
On the one hand, the "overlord clause" in the privacy clause. If you want to use this app, you must agree to the other party to use our data arbitrarily; on the other hand, the database is the owner, and they will not inform us if they use anyone's data. Even ask for our consent and authorization.
2) Both are reviewed by the owner , and they believe that our behavior violates the rules they have made (subjective), then we can actively block and remove (deliste) our traces without requiring our consent.
This is also confirmed by a series of recent Google actions, and the center of rights can "do whatever you want." In fact, many people don't know that the circle of friends has taken measures to limit the flow in the past two years-the circle of friends you posted is likely to be seen only by some of your friends. Not surprised or surprised ~
Many people may not know about the 227 incident-on February 27, fans of the star Xiao saw a fandom of the star on an original novel website. The content of this article caused great discomfort to the fans, so the fans concentrated on the fiction website-report. The final result is that, after the review by the national department, it is not unexpected that this website has been "walled" (blocked, and can only be viewed in China).
The result of this wave of operation is not only this platform, all relevant platforms have begun to put themselves at risk, and have aroused the strong resentment of the masses (not just this circle), and for a while "have to paste" to become the star's label.
In the final analysis, it is also the result of centralized review- law and love, which matter?
Many articles are now promoting "decentralization", so what exactly is this? You can imagine that when centralization collapses, our world changes–
1) The speed of information transmission becomes faster, and there is no shielding. As mentioned above, our data will be reviewed. In this process, we send a message. This message passes through a centralized server, is reviewed, and is sent to the other party. When you go to the center, you can get rid of the middle two links, and it becomes faster.
2) The subjectivity of the review is scattered. In many current Dapps (decentralized applications), there is also a review mechanism for information, but the right to review is no longer concentrated on a controlling party, but is distributed to all users. Just like the 51% mechanism of the blockchain, it is open, transparent and democratic.
3) The ownership of the data is back in our hands. When decentralized, our data will no longer be stored in a centralized server, so the rise in data value brought by the return of ownership-data, for the general public, has become a key production factor in the true sense.