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opt-out consent is newspeak.
Consent is an act to agree to a future event.
In many websites, cookies are already sent by the time you see the opt-out, so if much of the cookie consent mechanisms were applied to sex; then we'd be calling it rape.

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I don't think any Covid19 tracking app can avoid increasing the opportunity for law enforcement surveillance.
However, I do think the risks can be minimised, law enforcement and the public can be made aware of the increased capability and democratic systems can not only make the right decision for here and now in a pandemic, but know what to stop doing when the elevated risks are over.
eandt.theiet.org/content/artic

I've been part of a very interesting discussion about software lifecycle process.

If you haven't designed a process for how your team works, then try it.

You should approach the design with a problem solving methodology that works well with collaborators and includes others in the discussion beyond your team.

It forces you to ask the questions of what do the people around you need and what is an effective way to ensure their needs are met.

Time box it and keep it simple to start with.

Now we can't go out anymore, smartphones seem silly.

The ICO, UK's data protection regulator, failed its regulation: PECR (ePrivacy) and DPA (GDPR).

The failure as controller of Global Privacy Assembly's site, meant that without consent, Twitter effectively received a list of people interested in GPA.

Sites with Twitter feeds typically need informed cookie consent before being loaded. Don't take my word for it, you should get the same response if you now ask the ICO or read Twitter's terms.

eandt.theiet.org/content/artic

Antibacterial soap is a good idea, but perhaps not a good product.

A notable problem with any severe infection, will be how the body copes if you have a secondary infection, so sure, the antibacterial agent might not do much with Coronavirus, but less bad bacteria might reduce further complications.

However, does the antibacterial agent work, or worse cause harm? Have a read around trusted sources and judge for yourself
fda.gov/consumers/consumer-upd

Governments should incentivise businesses, universities, workers and students to work from home this year.

Reducing social interactions this year might help slow infection rates of Coronavirus to rates hospital beds can handle.

Working from home also helps reduce pollution, traffic and long hours wasted commuting.

But business and workers might need some upgrades and motivation, so governments should incentivise them. A reward for each day worked without commuting: maybe $5/day?

Code reviews are conversations between developers and code; not developers and authors. As authors we should consider ourselves a minority in the audience of future readers. Questions asked are for the whole team to think about, answers given for maintainers to look back on. Be considerate but don't expect a sociable chat: that's what grabbing a coffee is for.

opt-out consent is newspeak.
Consent is an act to agree to a future event.
In many websites, cookies are already sent by the time you see the opt-out, so if much of the cookie consent mechanisms were applied to sex; then we'd be calling it rape.

UK remainers and privacy conscious leavers might want to contact the Brexit Party to stop them from profiling them.
thebrexitparty.org/privacy-pol
"The Brexit Party aim to create and maintain a profile for each registered voter in the UK. "
" If you wish, you can ask us not to maintain a profile in your name using the contact details above and we will take steps to remove you from our systems."

I made a microservice for clustered scheduling. Probably done before, built on quartz, interested in thoughts github.com/markalanrichards/mi

The California Consumer Privacy Act - "Purism has worked tirelessly and dedicated substantial staff resources to help create one of the strongest privacy laws in the nation"
puri.sm/posts/the-california-c

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