Greetings from Brussels- Episode 2

Global Podcast Notes for Episode 2

Tech History

June 1955 – Laying of First Transatlantic Telephone Cable

What’s Brewing – Global Edition?

Commission Report: EU Data Protection Rules Empower Citizens and Are Fit for the Digital Age – European Commission

Commission Conducting ‘Preparatory Work’ Should ECJ Invalidate Privacy Shield – Euractiv

EU’s Landmark GDPR Failing to Live Up to Full Potential – EUObserver

Germany’s Highest Court Orders Facebook to Stop Cross-platform Data Sharing – Euractiv

Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union – eu2020.de

UK Virus-tracing App Switches to Apple-Google Model – BBC news

EU Policy Discussion

Antitrust: Commission Opens Investigations into Apple’s App Store Rules – European Commission

Antitrust: Commission Opens Investigation into Apple Practices Regarding Apple Pay – European Commission

Statement on the European Commission Investigation into Apple’s App Store Rules – ACT Statement

Comments on the European Commission’s Proposals for the Digital Services Act – ACT Blog

Competition in the Digital Economy and the Digital Services Act – ACT Blog

Competition in the Digital Economy Videos– Forum Europe DSA Week

The European App Economy – ACT blog

Member Spotlight

imagiLabs

Member Spotlight: imagiLabs – ACT Blog

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Episode 30

Podcast Notes for Episode 30

Tech History

June 6, 2005 – 15 years ago this month, Steve Jobs announced Mac’s would use Intel processors

Apple is switching Macs to its own processors starting later this year – The Verge

What’s Brewing in DC?

Apple’s developer dispute draws lawmaker scrutiny of App Store – The Hill

Graham, Cotton, Blackburn introduce balanced solution to bolster national security, end use of warrant-proof encryption that shields criminal activity – Senate Judiciary Committee Press Release

Members of Congress send letter to FCC for the use of TVWS – McMorris.House.gov

Election 2020 Presidential Polls – RealClear Politics

As the RNC preps for Jacksonville, voters brace for coronavirus and social unrest – Politico

Democratic Party reveals scaled-down convention plan – CBS

Policy Discussion

A Letter from ACT | The App Association: Our Commitment to Racial Justice  – ACT Blog

GlobalForce Tech Consulting Website

Qyana Stewart – LinkedIn

Want to donate, sponsor, or partner with GlobalForce for Girls? Email them here.

Maryland STEM Festival Website

Maryland STEM Fest 2020 GoFundMe

Mentors-in-Residence Program at George Washington University Website

2020 George Washington Summer Startup Accelerator Website

Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP) Website

Emoski App

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Chelsea: Garth Brooks announces his concert will be shown at drive-in theaters – YouTube

Brad: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Cameo (Official Video) – YouTube

Caitlin: Saving my jade plant 2020 update with time lapse – YouTube

Alex: Phoebe Bridgers releases new album Punisher early because she knows you need it – Vulture

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Tech Swamp: Greetings from Brussels!

Tech Swamp: Greetings from Brussels!

Tech History

Minitel: The rise and fall of the France-wide web – BBC news

Brussels Bytes

European Commission proposes €750B EU recovery package – Politico

Europe’s moment: Repair and prepare for the next generation – ec.europa.eu

Commission mulls digital tax to fund Europe’s multi-billion euro recovery – Euractiv

Germany, France launch Gaia-X platform in bid for ‘tech sovereignty’ – Politico

Europe asks for views on platform governance and competition tools – Techcrunch

Trump’s Twitter spat puts social media firms on collision course with Europe – Politico

 Policy Discussion

Commission launches consultation to seek views on Digital Services Act package – ec.europa.eu

Antitrust: Commission consults stakeholders on a possible new competition tool – ec.europa.eu

Platform-to-business trading practices – ec.europa.eu

What you need to know about App Store Optimization and Ranking – ACT blog

The ACT App Launch Guide – ACT blog

Member Spotlight

Wello.ai

Member Spotlight: Wello – Healthy Habits for Kids

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Episode 29

Podcast Notes for Episode 29

Tech History

May 15, 2001 – Apple announced their plan to open brick and mortar retail stores.

What’s Brewing in DC?

Pandemic jumbles House agenda – Politico

House Republicans plan to sue Pelosi over proxy voting – Politico

Congress will ‘probably’ have to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill, Mitch McConnell says – CNBC

Key Senate Democrat withdraws support from House measure on web browsing data – The Hill

Trump lashes out at social media companies after Twitter labels tweets with fact checks – Washington Post

Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally – The Hill

Policy Discussion

Breaking Down Broadband Barriers in the COVID-19 Era – ACT Blog

Carr Announces 5G Upgrade Order On FCC’s June Agenda – FCC.gov

Fireside Chat: FCC Priorities for 5G and the New 5G Upgrade Order with Commissioner Carr – YouTube

Panel: FCC Priorities for 5G and the New 5G Upgrade Order – YouTube

Random Identifier

Brad: The Rolling Stones – every album ranked! – The Guardian

Caitlin: Tosca Musk – Wikipedia

Alex: 6 things to read before the Arrow series finale – Entertainment Weekly

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Episode 28

Podcast Notes for Episode 28

Tech History

April 23, 2005 – The first YouTube video was uploaded!

What’s Brewing in DC?

House Democrats decry ‘dangerous’ return to Capitol – Politico

House cancels plan to return from recess next week – AXIOS

What McConnell wants in exchange for rescuing states facing crises – MSNBC

FCC Adopts New Rules For The 6 GHz Band, Unleashing 1,200 Megahertz Of Spectrum For Unlicensed Use – FCC.gov

FCC approves $200 million plan to fund COVID-19 telehealth services – Engadget

Senator Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential Campaign – CSPAN

Democrats Postpone Convention, and a Test of Wills With Republicans Looms – NYT

Policy Discussion

Connected Health Initiative COVID-19 Resources & Information

 

Random Identifier

Brad: The Mythos of Michael Jordan Continues – The Atlantic

Caitlin: Dill Pickle Hummus?! – Instagram

Alex: Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social Distancing – Vulture

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Episode 27

Podcast Notes for Episode 27

Tech History

March 25, 1995 – 25 years ago to this month, the first “wiki” website was born

What’s Brewing in DC?

Senate passes massive $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill – NBC News

Policy Discussion

ACT | The App Association Action

Member Company Action:

Federal Government Action:

 Random Identifier

Brad: A Writing Stone: Chapter and Verse – NYT

Caitlin: The Coronavirus and the Postponement of the Olympics, Explained – NYT

Alex: The Powerful Psychological Benefits of Dance – Psychology Today

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Episode 26

Tech History

February 16, 2020 – The computer scientist responsible for Cut, Copy, and Paste, has passed away – Gizmodo

What’s Brewing in DC?

Kellyanne Conway says more officials may be ousted after Trump’s Senate acquittal – Politico

February 2020 open commission meeting – FCC.gov

White House plans 5G summit with global tech leaders as battle with Huawei continues  – CNBC

2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination – 270 to Win

Policy Discussion

As global debate around privacy continues, companies are wise to adopt best practices – The Hill

GDPR Guide – Actonline.org

CCPA Guide – Actonline.org

New Hampshire digital privacy legislation aims to limit government’s access – The Center Square

Achieved Compliance Solutions

Accountability: A Compendium for Stakeholders

Find Paula on LinkedIn

 Random Identifier

Caitlin: TikTok

Alex: Atlas Coffee Club

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Episode 25

Tech History

January 27, 2010 – 10 years ago this month Apple introduced the first iPad

What’s Brewing in DC?

President Trump’s impeachment: What happens now in the Senate trial – USA Today

Trump to sign USMCA, marking major tech victory – Politico

US announces crackdown on counterfeit products sold online – The Hill

House Committee on Energy & Commerce  Hearing “Empowering and Connecting Communities through Digital Equity and Internet Adoption.” – Energycommerce.house.gov

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – FCC.gov

How the Iowa caucus results will actually work — and why 2020’s could be more confusing than ever – Vox

Policy Discussion

ONC’s Rucker: Privacy risks shouldn’t hinder interoperability rule – Modern Healthcare

#ONC2020 Tweet

 Random Identifier

Brad: After Rock Hall snub, Dave Matthews Band will be going on tour this summer – USA Today

Caitlin: Here’s why Nashville’s hockey fans throw catfish onto the ice – Thrillist

Alex: My Chemical Romance to haunt the U.S. with their first tour in 9 years – Vulture

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Episode 24

Podcast Notes for Episode 24

Tech History

December 26, 1982 – Time Magazine awarded “Man of the Year” – now “Person of the Year” – to the personal computer

What’s Brewing in DC?

The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry – CNN

McConnell says Senate will not take up USMCA next week – Reuters

TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings, inflaming tensions – The Hill

FCC to create $9 billion 5G subsidy program for rural America – CNET

Policy Discussion

Despite Trump’s impeachment, Congress is closing in on budget deal to avoid shutdown, lawmakers say – Newsweek

This man may be Big Tech’s biggest threat – NYT

Top 5 tech policy predictions for 2020 – Morning Consult

 Random Identifier

Brad: Twin Peaks – “In the Meadow” [Live @ Thalia Hall] – YouTube

Caitlin: 13 Ways To Not Kill Your Indoor Plants – Buzzfeed

Alex: 31 Of The Funniest Tweets About Spotify Wrapped That Even Apple Music Users Can Laugh At – Buzzfeed

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Episode 23

Podcast Notes for Episode 23

Tech History

November 10, 2001 –  18 years ago this month, Apple shipped the first iPod.

What’s Brewing in DC?

The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry – CNN

Trump impeachment hearings: Here’s how the process works – ABC News

What have we learned so far in the impeachment public hearings and what comes next? – USA Today

Senate holds off on vote avoiding shutdown, keeps stopgap funding vehicle – Roll Call

Pai: FCC will auction coveted 5G spectrum – Axios

Twitter is walking into a minefield with its political ads ban – Vox

Google to restrict political adverts worldwide – BBC

Policy Discussion

Developed: We’re coming to a city near you! Check it out!

 

Random Identifier

Brad: Hippo Campus – YouTube

Caitlin: Minneapolis Skyway System – Wikipedia

Alex: A Serious Conversation About The Knight Before Christmas – Vulture

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Episode 22

Podcast Notes for Episode 22

Tech History

October 30, 1969 – Here’s the Internet’s ‘Birth Certificate’ From 50 Years Ago Today

What’s Brewing in DC?

The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry – CNN

Lawmakers hammer Zuckerberg over Facebook controversies – The Hill

China’s TikTok turns to former lawmakers to help with content moderation policies – The Hill

Here’s What You Need To Know About The 2020 Democratic Primary Debates – Elle

Policy Discussion

Technology & Marketing Law Blog – Ericgoldman.org

 Random Identifier

Brad: Five Leagues, One Day: How Two Fans Conquered the Sports Equinox in Los Angeles – SI.com

Caitlin: World Series: The best photos from the Washington Nationals’ first championship – CBS Sports

Alex: Just like Meghan Markle! Queen Amber Cradles Her Growing Bump in A Christmas Prince: Royal Baby – People

AND

The Princess Switch Is Getting a Sequel, and One More Vanessa Hudgens – Vulture

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Episode 21

Podcast Notes for Episode 21

Tech History

September 19, 1982 – 37 years ago this month one of the first, if not THE first, emoticon was born!

What’s Brewing in DC?

Government Shutdown 2019 – Politico

Lawmakers say Zuckerberg has agreed to ‘cooperate’ with antitrust probe – The Hill

FCC authorizes city-scale 5G testbeds in NYC, Salt Lake City – Fierce Wireless

FCC proposes $100 million Connected Care Pilot Telehealth Program – FCC

Apple will make the new Mac Pro in Austin, avoiding some China tariffs – CNBC

Policy Discussion

Developed | The App Economy Tour One Night Only – Coming to a City Near You – Actonline.org

 Random Identifier

Alex M.: Million Dollar Listing New York – Bravo.com

Brad: Casey’s Groove – Twin Peaks

Caitlin: Between Two Ferns: The Movie | Official Trailer | Netflix – YouTube

Alex: Snoop Dogg Instagram

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Episode 20

Podcast Notes for Episode 20

Tech History

August 9, 1991 – 28 years ago today the first email from space was sent!

What’s Brewing in DC?

House, Senate Revive Self-Driving Car Bill Talks With Industry – Bloomberg Government

FCC Improves Broadband Mapping – FCC.gov

An Instagram hoax just duped Julia Roberts, Rob Lowe — and the person overseeing our nuclear weapons – Yahoo News

The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet – The Atlantic

Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2020 Democratic Primary Debates – Elle Magazine

FTC Seeks Comments on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule – FTC Press Release

EVENTS!

Policy Discussion

The Secret Solid Marble Bathtubs in the US Senate’s Boiler Room

The History Of The Congressional Recess

The August Recess

Give Us a (Summer) Break!

The Senate’s New Chamber

 Random Identifier

Caitlin: NASA astronaut accused of first space crime denies hacking into wife’s bank account – The Independent

Brad: Lonely – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers | Official Music Video – YouTube

Ashley: The Summer of Flame Throwers – ScreenRant.com&IndieWire

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Episode 19

Podcast Notes for Episode 19

Tech History

July 1, 1979 – Sony Walkman makes music portable

What’s Brewing in DC?

Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship – House Judiciary Committee

Libra hearings may give bitcoin ‘much-needed political momentum’: CoinShares strategy chief – CNBC

Stopping Bad Robocalls Act Passes House of Representatives by an Overwhelming Vote of  429-3 – House Energy & Commerce Committee

Sen. Rick Scott Introduces PRIME Act to Promote Transparency by Online Retailers – Sen. Rick Scott Press Release

FTC Seeks Comments on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule – FTC Press Release

Policy Discussion

Morgan Reed Testimony

Bungie Co-Founder Alex Seropian: The Polygon Interview

 Random Identifier

Brad: Make a Quick Getaway With the Very Best Captured Area 51 Alien Memes – Time

Caitlin: Gary Busey’s Ten Commandments – “Only Human: A #Blessed New Musical” – YouTube

Alex: Let’s Find Out If You’ll Survive The Area 51 Raid –Buzzfeed

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Episode 18

Podcast Notes for Episode 18

Tech History

June 11, 1978 – Texas Instruments Inc. introduces the Speak & Spell

What’s Brewing in DC?

Tariffs on China May Slow Down the App Economy – ACT Blog

Mnuchin: ‘We were about 90% of the way’ on China trade deal and there’s a ‘path to complete this’ – CNBC

EU-US Privacy Shield legal showdown now set for July 9 – Tech Crunch

Progress on federal data privacy bill slows in both chambers – Roll Call

Facebook open to regulation, executive says – The Hill

Senate Democrats ask for details on antitrust probes into Big Tech – Reuters

Democratic Presidential Debate: See The 20 Candidates Who Will Be Onstage – NPR

Former Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak announces presidential bid – Politico

National 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Polls – Five Thirty Eight

Policy Discussion

Extending the Tax Advantage for Sunscreen to Life-Saving Healthcare Tech – ACT Blog

 Random Identifier

Colin: ‘Yanked from the ground’: cactus theft is ravaging the American desert – The Guardian

Brad: Dave Matthews for life – YouTube

Caitlin: War on the Washington Post – Washington Post

Alex: Staten Island Yankees to bring back Pizza Rats for second straight season – SI Live

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Episode 17

Podcast Notes for Episode 17

Tech History

May 28, 1987 – 32 years ago today GIFs were born!

What’s Brewing in DC?

FTC v Qualcomm – ACT Blog

Senate reintroduces the DIGIT Act – ACT Blog

House and Senate introduce the CASE Act –

AOC: Facial Recognition Is Growing Amid “A Global Rise In Authoritarianism And Fascism” – Buzzfeed News

VA Teams with Microsoft on Airband Initiative – B+C

2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination – Real Clear Politics

Policy Discussion & Member Minutes

Episode 11 of Tech Swamp – Apple Podcasts

Apple v. Pepper: Trial Attorneys Win, Developers Lose – ACT Blog

Random Identifier

Brad: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight

Caitlin: Octonauts: Creature Report – “An octopus can change its skin

Alex: Which “Mighty Ducks” Character Are You? –Buzzfeed

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Episode 16

Podcast Notes for Episode 16

Tech History

April 4, 1973 – 46 years ago this month marks the first ever cell phone call

What’s Brewing in DC?

Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show – MSNBC

Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text – Engadget

Coalition Against Anticompetitive SEP Abuse Keeps Expanding After Apple/Qualcomm Settlement; Calls on Commerce Department and USPTO to Continue Bipartisan SEP Policies – ACT Blog

ACT | The App Association Calls on FTC and PTO to ensure every company is safe from Qualcomm’s anticompetitive patent schemes – ACT Blog

The Qualcomm Case and U.S. National Security – Paper by Joseph Kattan

Qualcomm’s National Security Propaganda Campaign – ACT Blog

An FTC Settlement with Qualcomm Could Hold the Entire IoT Economy Hostage – ACT Blog

Policy Discussion

TVWS

5G

Privacy

WEAR IT

Computer Science Education

Random Identifier

Brad: John Mayer – Slow Dancing In A Burning Room (Live on Letterman) – YouTube

Caitlin: Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino befriended Fyre Fest founder Billy McFarland in prison – People

Alex: A Rock Band Novel — and a Snapshot of the Bell-Bottomed 1970s – NYT

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Episode 15

Podcast Notes for Episode 15

Tech History

March 1, 2019 – Zhores Alferov, Nobel-winning physicist who paved way for cellphones, fiber optic communications, dies at 88 – The Washington Post

What’s Brewing in DC?

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy – Politico

Trump plans to nominate Michael Kratsios as US CTO – CNET

Facebook exposed up to 600 million passwords – Here’s what to do – Forbes

ACT | The App Association applauds the USITC decision to reject exclusion order on i{hones based on patent infringement claims – ACT Blog

Here’s everything Apple announced on Monday – CNBC

Policy Discussion

#SEPcon

Random Identifier

Ashley: None of Us’s jump scares compare to the evil family’s sandals – Vulture

Alex: In “The Act,” real-life horror has an emotional logic – NYT

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Special Edition – FTC v Qualcomm

Special Edition – FTC v Qualcomm

The Qualcomm Case and U.S. National Security – Paper by Joseph Kattan

Qualcomm’s National Security Propaganda Campaign – ACT Blog

An FTC Settlement with Qualcomm Could Hold the Entire IoT Economy Hostage – ACT Blog

Episode 14

Podcast Notes for Episode 14

Tech History

February 23, 1927 – Federal Radio Commission (now Federal Communications Commission) was created

What’s Brewing in DC?

Do you know the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates? – Politico

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announces plan to challenge President Trump for Republican nomination – WaPo

Facebook unfairly blames app developers for its own mishandling of consumer data – ACT Blog

Trump will delay tariff increases on China, meet with President Xi – CNN

House Energy and Commerce Committee privacy hearing – House E&C Website

Senate Commerce Committee privacy hearing – Senate Commerce Website

Amazon won’t be building HQ2 in New York City after all – Vox

ACT | The App Association’s 2019 Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things – Eventbrite

Policy Discussion

Why does healthcare need AI? Connected Health Initiative aims to answer why – ACT Blog

Position piece: Why healthcare needs AI – ACT Blog

Policy principals for AI in health – ACT Blog

Appendix: Key terminology for AI in health – ACT Blog

Don’t panic: AI will always need you – ACT Blog

Member Minutes

Efelya

Random Identifier

Mike – What is gratitude and why is it so important?

Ashley – Inside Elizabeth Holmes’s chilling final months at Theranos

Caitlin – A fat German rat got stuck in sewer grate and the photos are just perfect

Alex – We need to talk about Jason Momoa’s gorgeous pink and velvet scrunchy that he wore at the Oscars

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Episode 13

Podcast Notes for Episode 13

Tech History

January 25, 1915 – The first transcontinental phone service

What’s Brewing in DC?

800,000 Federal workers affected by the shutdown – CNBC

Trump caves, agrees to short-term spending bill to end longest shutdown in US history – MotherJones

US government reopens following airport chaos – The Verge

The D.C. Government is cleaning up the Federal Government’s mess – DCist

Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck – CNBC

Chef José Andrés’ team will keep serving free meals to federal employees as they head back to work – CNN

CBO: Shutdown cost economy $3 billion – The Hill

Is the government going to shut down again in February? Here are 4 scenarios. – Vox

Policy Discussion

All Things FRAND

 Random Identifier

Gary – Wicked Merch

Caitlin – Mystery corgi texts

Alex – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

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Episode 12

Podcast Notes for Episode 12

Tech History

December 22, 1882 – The first electric Christmas tree lights were invented

What’s Brewing in DC?

Shutdown avoided? –  The Washington Post

White House STEM Education Plan – WhiteHouse.gov

Senator Joe Manchin takes on FCC – The Hill

Google CEO testified before Congress –  The Washington Post

Microsoft calling for thoughtful AI regulation – Microsoft Blog

New Apple campus to open on Austin –  CNBC

Policy Discussion

CLOUD Act – ACT Blog

FCC Connected Care Pilot Program – ACT Blog

CMS Reimbursements – MobiHealthNews

We Turned 20! – ACT Blog

App Economy Report – ACT Blog

Tech Swamp was Born! – Apple Podcasts

Member Minutes

Andrew Savitz – CannedSpinach

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Chris Sims – Sigao Studios

Betsy Furler – For All Abilities & Your App Lady

Mark Liber – StartUp Health

Random Identifier

Gary – Disney World Candlelight Processional

Caitlin – Dire Mom and Dad, merrychrismems

Chelsea – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Alex – Santa is bad?

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