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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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I’m looking for 12V G4 LED bulbs with a 30mm maximum length (including pins),…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/08

I’m still looking for 12V G4 LED bulbs with a 30mm maximum length (including pins), preferably:

  • dimmable
  • more than 1W power
  • wide angle
  • no flickering

I found near angle ones at https://www.calex.nl/product/LEDG4-1-5W-3000/ (see picture below).

The G+ link has a suggestion, but I’m looking for more options so I can compare.

Via: [WayBackI’m looking for 12V G4 LED bulbs with a 30mm maximum length (including pins),… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

PS: That G+ thread revealed

http://www.supersunled.com/product/1-watt-g4-led-bulb/. This bulb is dimmable, height is 30mm, 360 degree beam angle, 110-130lm.

[WayBack] Omni-directional G4 LED Bulb – 12V 1W G4 Light Bulb

–jeroen

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Dear Twitter: masked passwords are not the same as hashed passwords. Please refrain from storing them in any recoverable form.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/04

Apparently Twitter not only logged plain text passwords, but they handle them in a masked form:

Keeping your account secure

When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it. We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We have fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone. Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password. Learn more

This seems to imply passwords are not hashed, but can be recovered into plain text.

Please Twitter, ensure that passwords are never recoverable.

Note: after changing your password at https://twitter.com/settings/password visit https://twitter.com/settings/applications

–jeroen

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Happy Password day – BTW: Use a password manager. Don’t reuse passwords. – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/04

Since it is password day, please read [WayBackUse a password manager. Don’t reuse passwords. – The Isoblog.

Background:

Lock it down. Add another layer to your password. PasswordDay.org #PasswordDay

–jeroen

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4 of the Best Critical Thinking Resources for Learners to Have

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/20

Critical thinking resources like these are some of the best ones for learners to have. Share them so they can use them as references and tools for development every day.

Source: [WayBack4 of the Best Critical Thinking Resources for Learners to Have.

Via: [WayBack] have to print it and put it on my desk, been trying to do this for a long time, but this is a really good list to have handy – Lars Fosdal – Google+

Sharing them and the pictures below.

–jeroen

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