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GBG put up a special website for GDPR now, and it's about as good as it gets when it comes to justifying their evil business: gbgplc.com/what-we-do/supporti

If you read very carefully, you're in for a hilarious shit show.

*checks which non-European endpoint of his VPN service is closest to Northern Italy*

TFW you follow a link to an article about Amazon Echo sending audio of recorded conversations to someone's friends, but you cannot get to the information about that serious privacy breach because:

Nice: you can now subscribe to Mastodon hashtags via RSS: kosmos.social/tags/cycling.rss

Meaning you can easily implement integrations based on those feeds, for example photo walls for a certain topic. Or just keep an eye on things using your favorite reader.

/via chaos.social/@dorifer/10008987

... also, this concludes my GDPR Day rants, because I have to read, write, and sign more data processing agreements, instead of working on things that actually help our users and partners. We've always done more for your privacy than most companies, and we'll keep doing it completely independent of what the EU thinks we'd be allowed to do if we just add more legalese speak to our ToS.

As a German, try having your data deleted by SCHUFA, a private company. Let me know how it goes.

Consent is only one of several options for why someone is allowed to store your data. People trying to frame this as "companies have to get users' consent for anything they store" are either lying to you, or haven't read the law.

Here's one example of a truly evil company, selling your very personal data including an entire profile of you: gbgplc.com/

Under GDPR, most of what they store and sell does not need your consent, because of the various provisions that make it legal for them to both store it as well as give it to someone who you're about to sign a contract with. We'll have to see court cases to make sure that's the case, but guess who has more high-profile law firms working for them.

People: "LOL, politicians have no idea how the Internet works at all."

The same people: "It's a great idea that the EU tries to regulate the entire Internet via unlimited chains of responsibility among companies across borders. We as citizens should be legally forbidden to make our own decisions about what servers and people we connect to, for our own good."

Here's a cool artifact: a mostly-silver Roman "Swiss army knife". The ultimate travel tool for the discerning patrician. webapps.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/e

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I am thinking about organizing a screening of the "Accidental Anarchist" this summer in Cologne. Anyone interested?
trailer: accidentalanarchist.net/

Aaaand I'm in a hospital, waiting for an x-ray photo shoot after having the knee stitched up. Boi, that escalated quickly.

Destroyed the chainset of a rental bike by cornering in the wet too fast on its shitty tires. Also have a bit of a hole in my knee and ripped a patch of skin off my palm.

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips: businessinsider.com/china-soci

So when some of you said "it's great that GDPR forces people to ask me about another opt-in for storing data or sending newsletters", under GDPR itself, emailing that question is illegal *especially* in the case that you haven't given consent yet. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯