Honest question: What the fuck is the USA and how come they keep being called a democracy?
To be clear: none of these functions is written by us. It's all framework code. Good luck looking for that bug!
Wrote my first piece of Rust where I used lifetimes not only because I had to: https://gist.github.com/tadzik/249986bddfce57773567db272323742c
It's a good feeling – like successfully using C pointers for the first time, all those years ago. I miss fighting with languages rather than APIs :')
The Swedish government has also come to the conclusion that storing personal data at a US corporation is illegal under the #GDPR #DSGVO #privacy
Blogged (for the second time this year!) about my experience trying out Progressive Web Apps: https://blog.tadzik.net/progressive-web-adventure.html
A recruiter emailed my ancient e-mail address. Asked where she got the address from, she said "I have got your email address from one of your Bitbucket repositories". These zero repositories: https://bitbucket.org/tadzik/
Guess who's selling your data today!
F-Droid: Public Statement on Neutrality of Free Software
I'm not sure what's the moral here: “check your sources?” Or maybe next to “if it's free, you're the product” we should put “if it makes you feel clever, you're being played?” Am I playing you now? You decide. I'm just a Google hater.
The Dutch employee “must monitor those conversations to indicate in the system that they are not voice commands” – THAT is the issue here: it's not just your “ok google” voice commands, but *could* by any random thing that you say – the very thing that they said you're safe from. You didn't hear about that bit? Not too surprising, given how the article in The Independent maneuvers around that bit, instead focusing on Google being pissed about having a "leaker": https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-home-smart-speaker-audio-recordings-privacy-voice-spy-a9000616.html?utm_source=reddit.com
“Besides, you agree to all this – didn't you all opt-in to the «help improve Google Assistant» thingy? It was a choice you made!” – they say to people who “agree” and “opt-in” to dozens of things on every website they visit. But that was never the point here. In the original article (https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnos.nl%2Fartikel%2F2292889-google-medewerkers-luisteren-nederlandse-gesprekken-mee.html) it says: “not only voice commands (...) are included. (...) it does indeed happen that the device records things "that are clearly not intended for the device”
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