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Archive for May 18th, 2018

Max Schrems on Twitter: “WTF?! So the “solution” of #Facebook, #Goolge or #Microsoft for #GDPR is to claim they have a “legitimate interest” to take all the data they can get their hands on and use it for any of their “products” (incl. ads)… 😧😭 #BeggingForThe4Percent”

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/18

Interesting thread at [WayBack] Max Schrems on Twitter: “WTF?! So the “solution” of #Facebook, #Goolge or #Microsoft for #GDPR is to claim they have a “legitimate interest” to take all the data they can get their hands on and use it for any of their “products” (incl. ads)… 😧😭 #BeggingForThe4Percent”.

For instance for Google at [WayBack] Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google:

This updated version of our Privacy Policy takes effect on May 25, 2018. See the current version of the policy

When we’re pursuing legitimate interests

We process your information for our legitimate interests and those of third parties while applying appropriate safeguards that protect your privacy. This means that we process your information for things like:

  • Providing, maintaining, and improving our services to meet the needs of our users
  • Developing new products and features that are useful for our users
  • Understanding how people use our services to ensure and improve the performance of our services
  • Customizing our services to provide you with a better user experience
  • Marketing to inform users about our services
  • Providing advertising to make many of our services freely available for users
  • Detecting, preventing, or otherwise addressing fraud, abuse, security, or technical issues with our services
  • Protecting against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law
  • Performing research that improves our services for our users and benefits the public
  • Fulfilling obligations to our partners like developers and rights holders
  • Enforcing legal claims, including investigation of potential violations of applicable Terms of Service

–jeroen

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Posted in GDPR/DS-GVO/AVG, LifeHacker, Power User, Privacy | 1 Comment »

dzComputerInfo: a small tool that shows a window on top of all other windows displaying the computer name and currently logged on user.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/18

Interesting as bgInfo does not support top most windows or overlay: it only does the Desktop background, and you need to go through hoops to recreate the background on each logon:

Enter dzComputerInfo. It’s a small tool that I wrote the evening after the above incident which does exactly one thing: It shows a window on top of all other windows displaying the computer name and currently logged on user. Since the window is so small and it places itself automatically just above the start button, it does not really become a nuisance.

The tool and the source code is available from sourceforge, if anybody else thinks he has a use for it.

The G+ thread also the interesting comment by Gaurav Kale:

The Classic Shell Start button supports environment variables in its tooltip. So just specify: %username% on %computername% for the Setting called “Button Tooltip”. Then to see the currently logged on user and computer name, you just have to HOVER over the Start button!

–jeroen

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kryo.se: iodine (IP-over-DNS, IPv4 over DNS tunnel)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/18

iodine is a free (ISC licensed) tunnel application to forward IPv4 traffic through DNS servers (IP over DNS). Works on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Mac OS X.

In light of

–jeroen

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Local Guides Connect – Big news about reviews: now they’re worth 10 point… – Local Guides Connect

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/18

Reminder to check if it already rolled out on my smartphone: [WayBackLocal Guides Connect – Big news about reviews: now they’re worth 10 point… – Local Guides Connect .

It seems to work both on mobile and on maps.google.com/localguides/home

–jeroen

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