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Nooit toestemming gegeven, toch in het EPD? Check het zelf! | Platform Bescherming Burgerrechten

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/10

[WayBackNooit toestemming gegeven, toch in het EPD? Check het zelf! | Platform Bescherming Burgerrechten:

Burgers ontdekken dat hun medische gegevens in het systeem staan en door verschillende partijen zijn geraadpleegd, zonder dat ze daar ooit toestemming voor gaven. De enige manier om zeker te weten dat je dossier niet via het systeem beschikbaar wordt gesteld, is door dit zelf na te vragen.


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Akismet GDPR notification: enabled

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/30

I saw the below notification recently, but it was already enabled.

Akismet & Privacy.

To help your site be compliant with GDPR and other laws requiring notification of tracking, Akismet can display a notice to your users under your comment forms. This feature is disabled by default, however, if you or your audience is located in Europe, you need to turn it on.

Please enable or disable this feature. More information.


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Posted in Development, GDPR/DS-GVO/AVG, Power User, Privacy, SocialMedia, Software Development, Web Development, WordPress, WordPress | Leave a Comment »

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


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

Privacy badger: blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. Not just for Facebook, but for every site.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/29

[WayBackPrivacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation: Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

Chrome first run settings are at


Via: [WayBack] Arjen Lentz on Twitter: “EFF’s Privacy Badger does this for any site. Also available for Chrome/Chromium.… “

There is a really interesting Y-combinator thread at [WayBack] Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked | Hacker News which goes way deeper in how various browsers and extension combinations can help you getting more hold of your privacy.

A few links via that hacker news link:


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OnePlus OxygenOS built-in analytics: disable it as soon as you can

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/16

Remove the OnePlus Analytics service because of privacy violations:

Source: [WayBackOnePlus OxygenOS built-in analytics

We take a look at the analytics built into the OxygenOS, the flavour of Android built by phone manufacturer OnePlus.

The analytics data is sent over https, but it contains way too much information on your privacy.

This also taught me about this interesting project: [WayBack] OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project – OWASP

These tweets describe how to disabled it:

It was also present OnePlus Five, I found it through:

  1. Settings
  2. Developer Options
  3. Running Services
  4. OnePlus System Service
  5. OnePlusAnalyticsJobService

Until removed, it restarts at every boot.

Removing the service seems more permanent than the alternative [WayBack] Dear OnePlus, please stop spying on my phone:

  1. Settings
  2. Advanced
  3. Join user experience program
  4. toggle this option to off

It is unclear to me what turned that option on in the first place.


via: [WayBack] Welp. As a OnePlus owner, this makes me pretty damn unhappy :/ +Colm Buckley – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+


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