Tuesday, January 08

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Daily News Stuff 8 January 2019

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  • LinkedIn is scanning your browser for extensions.

    For a reason, though: They've shut off access to their API, so the only way to find out what's going on inside LinkedIn is by screen-scraping, and these extensions do exactly that.  Of course, the data isn't actually private, or LinkedIn itself couldn't function.  The point is that LinkedIn owns your data, not you.

    This is security through being a pain in the bum.

    I do social network stuff in my day job, and we occasionally still get requests filtering down asking if we can retrieve certain data from LinkedIn for some project or other.  As soon as the name "LinkedIn" is mentioned we pass the request back with a one-word answer.


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1 Re: the M5.  "Cost-down" is apparently this year's language butchering.  I googled it and Yu-Gi-Oh is the first result.  Then there are some consulting companies and then a blog post's comment threads from 2009 suggesting it's a direct translation from Chinese, via Taiwan, with some amusingly-disparaging guessing about the type of person who'd make up a buzzword like that.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, January 09 2019 12:37 AM (Q/JG2)

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