Category Archives: Blog Links

Best of #GDPRDay memes as mailboxes clogged today from all the #GDPR opt-in mails

By | May 25, 2018

Seeing the sheer panic and huge traffic from random sites I never remember visiting asking me for opt-in to their spam makes this a special day. Even Vodafone the big offender from my previous post Follow-up to “Vodafone #Romania and #GDPR, or how to trick customers to circumvent #GDPR”, first GDPR related fine, finally sent… Read More »

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Follow-up to “Vodafone #Romania and #GDPR, or how to trick customers to circumvent #GDPR”, first GDPR related fine

By | May 24, 2018

Follow-up to the Vodafone case, they got owned. Vodafone was fined because of the dishonest campaign, which tried to circumvent the new GDPR regulations. See the article in romanian: Vodafone ia amendă de la ANSPDCP pentru o campanie de obținere a consimțământului pentru utilizarea datelor cu caracter personal. Basically, several people and news outlets contacted… Read More »

Vodafone #Romania and #GDPR, or how to trick customers to circumvent #GDPR

By | April 22, 2018

Yesterday I received two weird SMS messages from Vodafone. They are basically trying to trick me in accepting a contract that is invalidating some of my rights that I will get due to the new European GDPR regulation. First message: Buna! Iti oferim cadou 5 GB trafic national,valabil 30 de zile; pentru aceasta te invitam… Read More »

Blog Links: Project management: A surefire way to kill your software product

By | September 27, 2017

One of the best articles about project management and software development Project management: A surefire way to kill your software product. As a software developer I have to agree with almost everything stated there and I can confirm most of it as true. You cannot treat creative people as resources and think that inspiration and… Read More »

Darn robots taking our jobs

By | March 14, 2017

All this talk about robots or A.I. taking our jobs starts to be funny. Same old story. So Bill Gates wants them darn robots getting taxed, really I was not expecting this from the guy who helped to probably replace the most number of people with computers. My opinion is summed by the following “urban… Read More »

Blog Links: Scientific American “Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?”

By | March 5, 2017

A must read about how big data and artificial intelligence influences and will influence society. It is a series of articles in one feature article that tries to tackle the new big data revolution that is coming. I like how it touches the controversy of “big nudge” (influencing choise through the big data). This is… Read More »