Kategoriarkiv: Development

Google not being evil

While Google was created with the words “Don’t be evil” as its foundation – later replaced by the parent company Alphabet’s “Do the right thing” – we have long known that the company no longer adhered to this slogan. I … Læs resten

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Password requirements

There are still many people who get this wrong, so let us say it one more time: If you haven’t gotten the memo, passwords with funny characters are not inherently safer than those without. As XKCD has pointed out, the password … Læs resten

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Selfies

iOS categorizes the photos you take based on a couple of algorithms. Apparently I am a flower. A stinking flower, but a flower nonetheless.  

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Perception

It’s funny that I have to spend time and energy to identify stop signs in a CAPTCHA, in order to prove that I am not a computer, while at the same time computers are driving cars around on roads trying … Læs resten

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Email marketing process

I used PayPal many years ago. Not so many years ago, I tried to delete my PayPal account and I think I have tried at least once every year ever since. This has not worked, at least not till now. … Læs resten

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Virtual Assistant Dark Patterns and Amazon’s Alexa

It is probably unfair to go after Amazon and their Alexa, but this time it was them. Amazon confirms that Alexa, their Virtual Assistant, was triggered by the sounds in the home to start listening, parsed the following information to … Læs resten

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How China and the West are different

In China facial recognition and ML is used to track criminals, dissidents and built a giant database of who interacts with who. In the West facial recognition and ML is used to track celebrities at the a royal wedding, so … Læs resten

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Adtech and advertising

First I thought I was right, then that I was wrong and now I think I might have been sort-of right all along. When the web took off some people believed micro-transactions would be the viable financial model for content. … Læs resten

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Why GDPR?

The GDPR is like a ballistic missile headed for the adtech sector. It might well work as intended but collateral damage is certain. Nonetheless I see the GDPR as an important political work towards securing our right to privacy. And … Læs resten

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The Price is Right

Bitdefender is a great anti-virus system, and apparently also great at stopping ransomware. I have no problem with the software. I do have a problem with their offers and pricing. I have had this for a while and now I … Læs resten

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