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Why Tech’s Great Powers Are Warring

The feud between Apple and Facebook enters a new era

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An adage of international relations holds that great powers have no permanent friends or allies, only permanent interests. (The original quote, from a 19th-century English statesman known as Lord Palmerston, is a bit less pithy.) It accounts for how the United…