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Reflecting on the Right to be ForgottenReflecting on the Right to be ForgottenGlobal Privacy Counsel

GoogleBlog - 11 hours 3 min ago

What if links to stories about someone’s past—stories about defrauding an international business or about medical tourism malpractice—were removed from Google search in your country, not because of your local laws but because someone was able to use the laws of another country. How would you feel about that?

That question may seem simplistic.  But it goes to the heart of a very important debate that is taking place now in Europe, initially between some Data Protection Authorities and, next year, in court. At stake: whether Europe’s right to be forgotten—which allows people in EU countries to request removal of certain links from name search results—should reach beyond the borders of Europe and into countries which have different laws.

Google believes it should not. That’s why, for much of the last year, we’ve been  defending the idea that each country should be able to balance freedom of expression and privacy in the way that it chooses, not in the way that another country chooses.

To be clear: we are not disputing that Google should comply with the right to be forgotten in Europe. We have worked diligently to give effect to the rights confirmed by the European Court of Justice. We have delisted approximately 780,000 URLs to date and have granted fast and effective responses to individuals who assert their rights.  

We have also worked efficiently with Data Protection Authorities when they are asked to review (the small number of) cases that are appealed to them.  Our approach to delisting takes into account the criteria set out by the European Court, as well as guidance from each country’s regulators and courts.  And from the outset, we have delisted links on all European versions of Google Search simultaneously. So links would no longer appear on Google.de, Google.fr and Google.be, and so on.

But some Data Protection Authorities argued that people could still find delisted links by searching on a non-European version of Google such as Google.com.  So in March 2016, in response to the concerns of a number of Data Protection Authorities, we made some changes.  As a result, people using Google from the same country as the person who requested the removal can no longer find the delisted link, even on Google.com, Google.co.kr, or Google.com.mx.

But one Data Protection Authority, the French Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (the CNIL), has ordered Google to go much further, effectively instructing us to apply the French balance between privacy and free expression in every country by delisting French right to be forgotten removals for users everywhere.  Ultimately, we might have to implement French standards on Google search sites from Australia (google.com.au) to Zambia (google.co.zm) and everywhere in between. And any such precedent would open the door to countries around the world, including non-democratic countries, to demand the same global power.

We agree with the CNIL that privacy is a fundamental right—but so too is the right to free expression. Any balance that is struck between those two rights must be accompanied by territorial limits, consistent with the basic principles of international law. Aside from anything else, it’s plain common sense that one country should not have the right to impose its rules on the citizens of another, especially not when it comes to lawful content.

We are not alone in this view.   A wide range of organisations from all over the world have also expressed fears about the CNIL's decision and its impact on freedom of speech, press freedom and the right to access information on the Internet, including The Wikimedia Foundation, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, The International Federation of Library Associations, and The Article 19 Coalition of Human Rights organizations.

The right to be forgotten can sometimes seem complex, and discussions about jurisdiction online certainly are complicated. But this issue is simple: should the balance between the right to free expression and the right to privacy be struck by each country—based on its culture, its traditions, its courts—or should one view apply for all? The right to be forgotten can sometimes seem complex, and discussions about jurisdiction online certainly are complicated. But should the balance between the right to free expression and the right to privacy be struck by each country - based on its culture, its traditions, its courts - or should one view apply globally?
Categories: Technology

Raspberry Pi3 thin client OS by ehlboss

Freelancer.com - 11 hours 3 min ago
Hi, I need some help to code on Linux on my raspberry Pi3 as i want it to boot directly on a specific software that i am using to get connected to a server. The root linux OS that i have installed on... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Cloud Computing, Linux, Raspberry Pi, System Admin)
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4 open source drone projects

LinuxToday.com - 12 hours 3 min ago

 opensource.com: Learn about the open source projects powering the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Categories: Linux

Samsung May Permanently Disable Galaxy Note 7 Phones In The US As Soon As Next Week

Slashdot.org - 12 hours 3 min ago
Those who are still clinging on to their Galaxy Note 7, even after Samsung recalled the devices due to faulty batteries in mid-September, may want to seriously reconsider returning them to the Korean company. The Verge has obtained an image of an alert that went out to at least one Note 7 owner on U.S. Cellular today stating that, "As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work." The Verge reports: It's not clear whether Note 7s will be disabled across the major U.S. carriers as well, but it seems likely that'll be the case. In the past, updates disabling Note 7 features have rolled out across Verizon, ATT, and other carriers within a matter of days. That's probably what'll happen here, as well. By preventing the phone from charging, Samsung takes the final step to making the phone entirely unusable. It's still offering Note 7 owners the ability to fully return the phone or exchange it for another Samsung device. As of November 4th, when Samsung last provided an update, 85 percent of Note 7s sold in the U.S. had been recovered. That still left around 285,000 phones unaccounted for. Completely disabling the phone seems to be Samsung's last-ditch effort to either recover the remaining devices or remove what risk they still pose to consumers.

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Postfix "expert" need for fine tune by zuliasro

Freelancer.com - 12 hours 55 min ago
Looking for very experienced system admin on mail servers field. We use postfix / dovecot need to fine tune. Must be have experience with any other thinks which is connected to a mail server. Please... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Linux, System Admin)
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Remembering Linux Installfests

LinuxToday.com - 13 hours 3 min ago

 FOSSforce: In this article, for the first time since 2003 a writer makes mention of Caldera without immediately following it with a mention of SCO.

Categories: Linux

Write some software by mpa584a8adda4985

Freelancer.com - 14 hours 17 min ago
I need you to develop some software for me. I would like this software to be developed for Linux using C or C++. (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Architecture)
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Updates on my symphony site. Nginx experience required by CustomEmployer

Freelancer.com - 15 hours 2 min ago
I am looking for developer with symphony experience to make some changes on my current system. You must have some nginx experience, anyway some guides are available on internet able to be follow. Doc with... (Budget: $30 - $100 USD, Jobs: Linux, PHP, Software Architecture)
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Zeus Variant 'Floki Bot' Targets PoS Data

Slashdot.org - 15 hours 3 min ago
Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On the Wire: Malware gangs, like sad wedding bands bands, love to play the hits. And one of the hits they keep running back over and over is the Zeus banking Trojan, which has been in use for many years in a number of different forms. Researchers have unearthed a new piece of malware called Floki Bot that is based on the venerable Zeus source code and is being used to infect point-of-sale systems, among other targets. Flashpoint conducted the analysis of Floki Bot with Cisco's Talos research team, and the two organizations said that the author behind the bot maintains a presence on a number of different underground forums, some of which are in Russian or other non-native languages for him. Kremez said that attackers sometimes will participate in foreign language forums as a way to expand their knowledge. Along with its PoS infection capability, Floki Bot also has a feature that allows it to use the Tor network to communicate. "During our analysis of Floki Bot, Talos identified modifications that had been made to the dropper mechanism present in the leaked Zeus source code in an attempt to make Floki Bot more difficult to detect. Talos also observed the introduction of new code that allows Floki Bot to make use of the Tor network. However, this functionality does not appear to be active for the time being," Cisco's Talos team said in its analysis.

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Code a LRU Cache in a Filesystem Driver by rmc2015

Freelancer.com - 15 hours 20 min ago
Hello, I have a project that requires you to add a LRU Cache module based in C language. It is quite urgent project. Thanks! (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Development, UNIX)
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Linux C Programmer Needed by rmc2015

Freelancer.com - 16 hours 13 min ago
Hello, I am looking to hire a C programmer urgently who can work with file systems and writing a driver. Thanks. (Budget: $2 - $20 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Architecture, UNIX)
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kamailio support - open to bidding by fahmifareed

Freelancer.com - 16 hours 40 min ago
hello dear i need support on kamailio contact me when u free skype: kacknone@hotmail.com i need u to edit config file and make some changes (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: C Programming, Erlang, Java, Linux, Perl)
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Raspbian & python by ksekundant

Freelancer.com - 16 hours 59 min ago
Develope hardware and drivers architecture. Develope software to collect data from devices (sensors or protocols) to remote db. You must have a good experience in rs-485, rs-232, gpio, i2c, gsm/gprs, wireless modules for raspberry and arduino and others... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, MySQL, Python, Software Architecture)
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Expert Systems Programmer Needed in C -- 3 by rmc2015

Freelancer.com - 17 hours 8 min ago
Hello, I need an expert systems programmer who knows cache implementation, memory management, HRAM, etc. You should be available to start work immediately. Thanks! (Budget: $2 - $20 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, UNIX)
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Write some Software by mikaelarhelger

Freelancer.com - 17 hours 34 min ago
We need to pitch a kiosk system to a fast food client. For that we like to prepare a presentation first before doing any programing. Proof of concept (POC) is next. This project is for people who... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Database Administration, Linux, PHP, Software Architecture)
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Google Now Lets Developers Write Apps For the Assistant On Google Home

Slashdot.org - 18 hours 3 min ago
Google today announced it will open up Home to third-party developers, allowing all developers to start bringing their applications and services to the Google Assistant. Developers can start building "conversation actions" for the Google Assistant, which "allows developers to create back-and-forth conversations with users through the Assistant," writes Frederic Lardinois via TechCrunch. "Users can simply start these conversations by using a phrase like 'OK Google, talk to Eliza.'" TechCrunch reports: While the Assistant also runs on the Pixel phones and inside the Allo chat app, Google says it plans to bring actions to these other "Assistant surfaces" in the future, but it's unclear when exactly this will happen. To help developers who want to build these new Conversation Actions get started, Google has teamed up with a number of partners, including API.AI, GupShup, DashBot and VoiceLabs, Assist, Notify.IO, Witlingo and Spoken Layer. Google has also allowed a small number of partners to enable their apps on Google Home already. These integrations will roll out as early as next week. Given that users will be able to invoke these new actions with a simple command (and without having to first enable a skill, like on Alexa), Google's platform looks to be a rather accessible and low-friction way for developers to get their voice-enabled services to users. Google will have the final say over which actions will be enabled on Google Home.

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Amazon Store Card Review: 5% Back on Amazon Purchases with Prime

MyMoneyBlog.com - 18 hours 15 min ago

A few readers have asked my opinions of the Amazon Store Card, a retail card issued by Synchrony Bank. You can only use it to buy things at Amazon.com – note the lack of a logo from Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. This is a separate product from the Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card (3% back at Amazon), which is a credit card issued by Chase that you can use anywhere that Visa is accepted. The key benefits of the Amazon Store Card are:

  • 5% Back for Amazon Prime members. Amazon Prime members are automatically upgraded to the Amazon Prime Store Card and can earn 5% back on all Amazon.com purchases.
  • No annual fee.

There are also financing offers, that come with the card, similar to retailer cards from Home Depot or Lowe’s.

  • No interest if paid in full within 6 months on any purchase totaling $149 or more. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Minimum monthly payments required.
  • No interest if paid in full within 12 months on any purchase totaling $599 or more. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 12 months. Minimum monthly payments required.
  • No interest if paid in full within 24 months on select items sold by Amazon.com. Items sold by third parties do not qualify. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 24 months. Minimum monthly payments required and may pay off purchase before end of promo period.
  • 12 Month Equal Pay Offer: 0% APR until paid in full. 12 equal monthly payments required.

As with those home improvement offers, you have to watch out for the balloon interest payment at the end. If you don’t pay in full, you will get charged back-dated interest starting back from the purchase date and not the end of the promo period. This credit line charges a variable interest rate based on the Prime Rate. The current Variable purchase APR is 26.24%. Yikes.

Commentary. So why don’t I mention the Amazon Store Card all the time? My rule of thumb is that “hard credit check” can reliably net me at least $500 in value, usually from “try me! try me!” credit card incentives. It is very rare that I shop at any specific place enough to get $500 in savings. For example, it would take $10,000 of Amazon purchases at 5% back to net me $500 in cash back.

At the same time, 5% rotating category credit cards often have Amazon or a place that sells Amazon gift cards as an eligible category. Other cards like the American Express Blue Cash Preferred offer 6% back at grocery stores (that sell Amazon gift cards) or Chase Ink Business cards offer 5% back at office supply stores (that sell Amazon gift cards). Basically, there are other ways that I can stock up on Amazon gift cards at 5% off without having this card.

If you are a loyal Prime member that spends a lot of money at Amazon and prefer simplicity, then this card can make sense. The 5% off is automatic with your bill, and you get to easily track how much your Amazon habit is costing you. You’ll also want to be the type that either pays your bills in full or is great at navigating the fine print on financing opportunities. 26% APR interest is scary.


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Amazon Store Card Review: 5% Back on Amazon Purchases with Prime from My Money Blog.

© MyMoneyBlog.com, 2016.

Categories: Finance

Urgent Joomla Send Mail fix by nope51

Freelancer.com - 18 hours 33 min ago
Please read carefully: I have a Ubuntu Server running Joomla 3.6.4 with Send Mail/Post. There was a Mysql db crash that is now repaired. Joomla db was also restored. There is now a problem sending mail from Joomla system... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Joomla, Linux, MySQL, System Admin, Ubuntu)
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CSGO Trading Bot written in Golang by trademe8

Freelancer.com - 19 hours 51 min ago
I need you to develop some software for me. I would like this software to be developed for Linux . CSGO Trading Bot for Gambling website. (Budget: $30 - $250 NZD, Jobs: Linux, Software Architecture)
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Migrate Parse Push Tokens to Amazon SNS by gmogames

Freelancer.com - 20 hours 1 sec ago
Hi, I need to migrate around 600k users from Parse push notification to my Amazon AWS SNS application. I already exported the Parse data (json file) and I need to put all the tokens into my SNS application and subscribe each of the tokens into the correct topics... (Budget: $8 - $15 USD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, JSON, Linux, Python, Shell Script)
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