It’s long overdue. The reason I have lasted so long in Facebook is the fact that a lot of my contacts I find only there. But since all of them have mobile phones and email I realized that’s just convenience, and so, it ends.

Give people the power to build communities and bring the world closer together¹

Facebook’s mission. A bunch of PR good looking, heart appealing bull shit. Facebook connects people to Facebook. Period. Everything you post: pictures, texts, links, videos, memories, etc. belong to Facebook Inc., not to you. You relinquish your control over your own information when…

Recently I came across a third party backend writen in C# that encrypted small pieces of sensible data for storing in the database with AES-256-CBC. The piece of code responsible for the encryption and decryption can be found at the bitlush blog (kudos to the authors). This backend would send this encrypted information to our backend system writen in PHP, and it was our responsability to decrypt those pieces of data on our end, and so we had to effectively at least write the decrypt function exactly the same way as the C#’s counterpart. …

(At least for me…)

I have been developing iOS apps for the past 5 years, much has happened then in the world of iOS development. Objective-C is starting to (slowly) be replaced with Swift and if you don’t master Auto Layout yet, you should definitely consider it heavily. However as much as something changes I always have this gut feeling, that programming for iOS could be done better, cleaner, and that it has nothing to do with the OS itself, or even how Apple develops their APIs, but instead how you think your code, and ultimately how you structure it.

Ever wonder how Google can give the world amazing and above all free software? How can one, who apparently gives everything for free make, last year alone, a 16 Billion dollar net income? Well, Google sells advertisement, and they are damn good at it. Why? Because they know more about you than you probably know about yourself.

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In 2015 I watched a talk by mikko on re-publica entitled “Is our online future worth sacrificing our privacy and security?” (which I highly recommend you to watch if you can) and this question has been bothering me since then. I live well…

João Santos

Head of Development at @rabbitmobile. Travel addicted. Couchsurfer enthusiast. Music dependent. Photography lover. Δ Lisbon, Portugal

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