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Backblaze B2 Leaks Metadata to Facebook

Ben Cox (Hacker News): @backblaze’s B2 web UI seems to submit all of the names and sizes of my files in my B2 bucket to facebook. I noticed because I saw “waiting for facebook.com” at the bottom while trying to download a backup…?!?!?!?I even opted out of their tracking widget thing! Backblaze: Believe that’s the Facebook pixel we use for tracking, we’ve forwarded to our web team for review in case that is not intended...

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Random Short Take #50

Happy new year and welcome to Random Short Take #50. Sure, it seems like I’ve done a lot of these recently, and they should probably be newsletters, not blog posts. But whatever. A few players have worn 50 in the NBA including father and son Greg and Cole Anthony. My pick is David Robinson though. Let’s get random. I was interested to read about the Pi 400 when it was first announced, so it was good to be able to read Preston’s...

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Random Short Take #49

Happy new year and welcome to Random Short Take #49. Not a great many players have worn 49 in the NBA (2 as it happens). It gets better soon, I assure you. Let’s get random. Frederic has written a bunch of useful articles around useful Rubrik things. This one on setting up authentication to use Active Directory came in handy recently. I’ll be digging in to some of Rubrik’s multi-tenancy capabilities in the near future, so keep...

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Random Short Take #45

Welcome to Random Short Take #45. The number 45 has taken a bit of a beating in terms of popularity in recent years, but a few pretty solid players have nonetheless worn 45 in the NBA, including MJ and The Rifleman. My favourite from this list is A.C. Green (“slam so hard, break your TV screen“). So let’s get random. I was unlucky enough to work at a telco when 5G was first being spoken about as a new product. It was terrible....

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Random Short Take #42

Welcome to Random Short Take #42. A few players have worn 42 in the NBA, including Vin Baker, but my favourite from this list is Walt Williams.  A big man with a jumpshot and a great tube sock game. Let’s get random. Datadobi has formed a partnership with Melillo Consulting to do more in the healthcare data management space. You can read the release here. It’s that time of the year when Backblaze releases its quarterly hard drive...