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Ivan Popivanov
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2360441/googles-chrome-email-encryption-extension-includes-jab-at-nsa.html

Looks like I, or Google, is missing something obvious here. Let me try: Google owns two of the most popular email applications - the one running on their web site, and the one running on Android. Isn't it much more easier, fool-proof and even more secure, if they add a little check box (for simplest use) and a bunch of options (for the power users and the one who seriously care) to add encryption to Gmail?! Honestly, what is the advantage of a browser extension?!
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In terms of libraries, C++ is worse than hell. Today's discovery - Microsoft's libraries don't support strptime! Folks, I understand you don't think much of Unix, but how about some alternative date/time handling?! Unmanaged if possible ...
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I find Qt to be awesome. I considered it for this project and would have used if it was more "standard". Unfortunately they still use their own collections, even their own strings. Just another example of a virus-like C++ library - you start using it and soon you can't easily pull it out.
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Can't opt out from Google ads, changing settings "fails". Dafuq Google, hard to believe this is unintentional?!
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http://www.cnbc.com/id/101227788

Which one is more disgusting the spying or the fact that sensitive user information has been transmitted and likely stored un-encrypted? To me it's Google's and Yahoo's fault mostly.
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-06/nsa-code-cracking-puts-google-yahoo-security-under-fire.html

The internet companies certainly deserve the backlash. To be able to peek into users data (for targeted advertisements) to the max, they have systematically avoided to act as a simple intermediary with respect to the data stored on theirs servers.
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/06/14/facebook-user-surveillance/2425821/

Another circus if you ask me - the technology to make user data useless to drooling governments is called encryption and is hardly new. Of course, if it's used properly, it will also deem user data useless to these same COMPANIES and that is something they certainly don't want. For example, why emails are stored on Google servers in text format - instead of being encrypted? Of course, for robots (programs) to read them and to offer me products which I might have "missed" otherwise.
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Who gives a f@#$* about JSON when you have property_tree!
That's how C++ supports JSON, at least in the "main" two libraries: nothing in std (the first tier), as a side product of boost::property_tree (to me boost is sort of the second tier).
Good enough you say? Well it would have been, but to keep the awesomeness of the boost::property_tree the gang behind boost had to sacrifice a bit of otherwise useless JSON (who wouldn't). Variable names containing "." (like "min.value") are illegal in the C++ JSON.
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"I'm convinced that Gnome devs are trying to be the first community project to have only their own devs to use their project." - (from a Ubuntu forum). That really sums it up. :)
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