WhatsApp conversations increase your medical bills? When ads are not just ads.

Europeans on the web have typically been much more privacy aware than their US counterparts. So the WhatsApp exodus post Facebook purchase (as seen in the iOS AppStore charts led by alternative clients in a number of European countries) didn’t surprise me that much. But what was unusual is my personal decision to join the … More WhatsApp conversations increase your medical bills? When ads are not just ads.

Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Apps for SharePoint

In case you installed Visual Studio 2013 Preview onto a fresh machine (in my case Windows 8.1 Preview) and ran into one of the following problems when creating an App for SharePoint install the prerequisites mentioned below… Problems on compiling the empty ASP.NET MVC (App for SharePoint template solution): The type or namespace name ‘SharePointContextFilter’ … More Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Apps for SharePoint

When a missed flight is not a lost opportunity – the birth of a product

“If you never miss a plane, you’re spending too much time at the airport.” George Stigler, U.S. economist In my case it was more a combination of a traffic jam and an invalid ticket that caused me to fly to Madrid a day later than originally planned. Most people would consider this a nuisance. For … More When a missed flight is not a lost opportunity – the birth of a product

“Bob is on BeardGroomers.com” – Your system is leaking information

Exchange BeardGroomers.com with a more risqué site and at best the grapevine starts talking. In the worst case political views, private activities etc are used to blackmail you. A very common security best practice is to avoid information leakage on web sites. This basically means you shouldn’t be able to figure out if a user … More “Bob is on BeardGroomers.com” – Your system is leaking information