Welcome back to the blog series that never ends, but does take time off for the holidays. I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends these past two weeks. We are about 2.5% done with 2019 at this point. Don’t wait to get started on whatever goals you have set for the year.

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

It's Time for a Data Bill of Rights

Yes! Data rights should protect my privacy by default, not force me into consenting to the opposite.

 

Marriott breach included 5 million unencrypted passport numbers

Passport numbers are considered PII, and should have been protected in some manner. This is a large oversight by Marriott, and makes me wonder what else they are missing.

 

Is blockchain living up to the hype?

No.

 

'Tracking every place you go': Weather Channel app accused of selling user data

Well, now we know the real business model behind reporting the weather 24/7.

 

How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

Wait, you mean that random dude online bragging about success as a ‘full stack blockchain developer’ making $500k a year may not be telling the truth? Shocking.

 

Can't unlock an Android phone? No problem, just take a Skype call: App allows passcode bypass

My first phone was a Droid, and I recall this functionality. But I thought it was a feature at the time. Now I see it’s a bug. Funny how perspectives can change over time.

 

100+ Lessons Learned for Project Managers

Wonderful article, filled with great advice such as ‘Reviews, meetings, and reality have little in common.’

 

With 20 guests for Christmas dinner, this 20lb roast beast was just enough: