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Dead at conception: the European Cookie Law

A retrospective of an unenforceable piece of legislation

The European Cookie Law was intended to protect internet users from unbridled tracking. It aimed to make internet users more privacy-aware and to make tracking mechanisms explicit. When the law was set in place, the internet braced itself for a European Union ready to flex its muscles. But nothing happened. How come?

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Dead at conception: the European Cookie Law

In a time where digital innovations are lauded by the world, those with any interest in privacy have ample reason to become increasingly disquieted. 2017 saw one of the biggest data breaches in history, increasing regulatory pressure on privacy and scarily effective security threats. Though not all is doom and gloom, a word of worry should be uttered for the increasing digital threats and their unfathomable scale. Let’s look at the worst 2017 had to offer.

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2017 in review: Online surveillance, lethal hacking and internet censorship

List articles are designed to make you click. It’s an overdone tactic that benefits nobody. They’re arbitrary, they’re don’t invite you to read the actual text and they sell crack to babies. Okay, maybe not the last one. But why do we see them so much? And why are we so compelled to click on them? Let’s find out.

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25 incredible reasons why list articles are annoying

Password cracking and arbitrary requirements

How do password requirements help against hackers?

We humans are terrible with passwords. For that reason alone, developers make remembering and typing passwords a living hell. They want us to expand the character set by adding capital letters, numbers and special characters. And they want us to change our password at certain intervals. After decades of password use, what are the results so far? Do our passwords keep up with the exponential increases in computing power? Let’s find out.

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Password cracking and arbitrary requirements

Captivate your audience by telling a better story

What I learned on a storytelling training

A good storyteller takes their audience on a journey. The story leaves them inspired and motivated. But telling a compelling story is hard. I recently went on a storytelling training and got introduced to eight common story structures. With the aid of these structures, it becomes easier to tell a gripping tale. It’s a great tool to tell your audience the story you want them to experience.

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Captivate your audience by telling a better story
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