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Apple has been quietly waging war against its own developers for years in an effort to grab as many revenues as possible from its ecosystem. But thanks to a growing chorus of fed-up app developer complainers, antitrust regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are finally paying attention to this illegal behavior. And that war has gotten a lot louder.

What’s astonishing about Apple, of course, is that its marketing is so effective that so much of the population actually believes its lies. This is a firm that’s been bulldozing its most popular and effective developers for years and then promoting its efforts as being user-centric. Even Apple’s privacy jihad can be viewed in this light. After all, the only way to truly ensure its users’ privacy is to make sure their data is controlled by only a single entity. Apple.

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