The old rule about email is never put anything in email that you wouldn’t put on a postcard.
The other Judith Collins news: Bronwyn Pullar alleges Collins leaked false information to Whale Oil
Easy to miss the other Judith Collins news today, as reported by Chris Keall in the NBR.
In another development, this morning, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards conﬁrmed to NBR ONLINE that his ofﬁce has received a complaint from ACC claimant Bronwyn Pullar regarding Ms Collins.
ACC mistakenly sent 6500 ﬁles to Ms Pullar, some containing sensitive information. Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater learnt her name, then published posts accusing Ms Pullar of trying to black mail the agency; she would go to the media if ACC did not pay out on her own claim, Mr Slater alleged. Police investigated the allegation, but dropped the case after Ms Pullar and Michelle Boag released a recording of their meeting with ACC managers — which contained no discussion of blackmail. The affair was revisited in Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics.
Mr Edwards did not comment on the substance of Ms Pullar’s complaint, but it has been reported it relates to Ms Pullar alleging Ms Collins leaked false information about her to Whale Oil.
I don’t use Google. I have used Skype and Google hangouts, which are great but unfortunately security compromised services, for public talks where they’ve been required but I wouldn’t use it for personal communications.
More being evil Here’s why Google and Google Play are bad. I went on today, and it attempted to download—without my permission—two dozen apps. From the above screen, I have only downloaded an Android viewer and App Master Uninstall. Thank goodness my software prevented their download, but, sadly, Google now believes I have 39 apps, and there is no way to delete them from my record.
Google’s remaining anomaly on my account Working my way down the list: privacy breaches in Adsense, remedied after a few years; bug in Analytics, remedied after three years. And now that Rick Klau intervened and sorted out the privacy glitch on my long-dead Blogger account after another three-and-a-half years (note: Rick did it in a day. The other idiots at Google dicked me around for three-and-a-half years), there remains one anomaly on my Google Dashboard.
Apparently I have three contacts. Except that none of them are mine. (They are inaccessible, incidentally, so I have no clue who they are. World’s best brand, huh?)
Pinterest loves spammers These are four of the strangers who I do not follow, who appear on my Pinterest feed. (And they have nothing to do with joint boards, as Pinterest falsely claims, since I have left all of mine, nor were they related pins, which was Pinterest’s other excuse.) Gee, I wonder if they are spammers. Which begs the question: why is Pinterest in league with spammers?
Pinterest is buggered I have complete strangers in my Pinterest feed. Pinterest claims that this can happen if I am a member of a joint board, because these are people followed by the board. So tonight, I removed myself from all such boards. Hasn’t changed a thing. They are also not people followed by friends and colleagues whom I have invited to join my boards. (Incidentally, this is not the ﬁrst time this has happened to me on Pinterest, and it only seems to plague my personal account, not the Lucire one we have at work.)
Pinterest is hopeless Not only did I ﬁnd hundreds of accounts on Pinterest that I never followed among my “following”, and discovered that the website unilaterally turned my email notiﬁcations back on without my permission, it is unable to ﬁnd Wellington on its map. Glad I never signed up to Foursquare, which apparently drives the mapping technology, if it’s this useless.
Just another typical website like Google or Facebook overriding people’s privacy settings at will.