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· 7 min read
Jens Langhammer

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) punished Microsoft for exerting its power in 2001, but Microsoft learned to hide its power, especially when Satya Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer and pursued a services model that builds and leverages power while maintaining plausible deniability.

At Authentik, we’ve seen the monopolistic powers that Microsoft has over the identity management sector, but identity is a canary in the coal mine for a much wider, much stronger monopoly.

· 4 min read
Jens Langhammer

The Impact of Cloudflare on the Open Internet

Cloudflare is a popular Content Delivery Network (CDN) that provides a range of services to websites, including performance optimization, security, and privacy. While it has many benefits, there is a growing concern that Cloudflare's influence on the open internet is having a negative impact. In this post, we'll explore the reasons why some people believe that Cloudflare is destroying the open internet.