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Python – Modifying events with the Google Calendar API | Open Source Projects - Open Source Projects
In an earlier post, I introduced Python developers to adding events to users’ calendars using the Google Calendar API. However, while being able to insert events is “interesting,” it’s only half the picture. If you want to give your users a more complete experience, modifying those events is a must-have. In this post, you’ll learn how to modify existing events, and as a bonus, learn how to implement repeating events too.
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22 minutes ago by ssorc
Max Schrems files first cases under GDPR against Facebook and Google • Irish Times
Derek Scally:
<p>[Max] Schrems, head of a new privacy lobby group noyb (None of Your Business), accused Facebook of “blackmail” for giving users only two options: accept the new rules – and hand over more data than needed to operate the service – or deactivate their account. In addition, noyb claims Facebook used “tricks” to keep its customers using the service. It claims Facebook created fake red dots suggesting new messages, which the user could only see if they agreed to the new terms of service.

“This is nothing more than an aggressive and absurd attempt to deprive data subjects of their rights,” the complaint adds.

The noyb complaints will test its entitlement under GDPR to run test cases for users, as well as new co-operation rules between national data protection bodies around Europe.

The Facebook case was filed by noyb with the Austrian data protection body DSB, which will now liaise with Ireland’s data protection commissioner (DPC). The same applies for the Instagram complaint, filed via Belgium’s DPA and the WhatsApp case, filed by noyb with Hamburg’s data commissioner (HmbBfDI) Prof Johannes Caspar.

“Nowhere else in European law was there, until now, such a wide gap between theory and practice as in data protection,” said Prof Caspar. “We have to decide quickly how to work best with our Irish colleagues on this.”</p>

The "take it or leave it" approach is unlike that you find on so many other sites, where you can allow or disallow adtech ads. So Schrems, who demonstrated how flawed the "safe harbour" idea was, has a point: why can't you use Facebook and Google with ads but without targeting?
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3 hours ago by charlesarthur

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