European control freaks try to rein in Silicon Valley
Europe, not the U.S., is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon ValleyIt is not hard to see why Europe has become a wasteland of innovation and creativity. They punish it. US media companies are also restricting their content from being seen in Europe to avoid ridiculous restrictions on things like "cookies." It is the kind of thing you would expect from an organization that has control freak policies on the size and shape of fruits and vegetables. No wonder the Brits voted to get out from under this ridiculousness.
As Europe’s new privacy law takes affect, Facebook and other big companies scramble to comply, underscoring how the European Union has stepped in to lead where Washington has failed.