Profile

Cover photo
Will DeVries
902 followers|124,603 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Will DeVries

Mechanical Watches  - 
 
Opened up the case of this UNWORN 1968 Omega Geneve I found in my grandfather's things. Pristine! Now to get it serviced and running...
16
2
Anthony Allsop's profile photoCharmaine McLeggan's profile photoKaumlai S's profile photo
 
Out of curiosity I've just flipped the back off my 68 Omega (purchased new by me in that year for about £40) and found it almost identical.

Superb movement and still as good a timekeeper as it was when I bought it.
Add a comment...

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
In case anyone's shopping for my birthday... 
Patek Philippe 5960/1A. Annual calendar with self winding chronograph in stainless steel on a steel bracelet. Supposed to hit retailers in a few months. (at Patek Philippe)
1
Kaumlai S's profile photo
 
so beautiful this is one lucky day for you the year 2014
Add a comment...

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fiber!
 
Gotta give the people what they want.
Over the last few years, gigabit Internet has moved from idea to reality, with dozens of communities (PDF) working hard to build networks with speeds 100 times faster than what most of us live with today. People are hungrier ...
3 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
Friends -- I am upping my contribution to the +Electronic Frontier Foundation this year, for obvious reasons. They need our support, for work like the WSJ takedown below. Please add them to your giving list.
1
Add a comment...

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
From What If? (a science blog) today, about supernovas and neutrinos:

Which of the following would be brighter, in terms of the amount of energy delivered to your retina:

A supernova, seen from as far away as the Sun is from the Earth, or

The detonation of a hydrogen bomb pressed against your eyeball?

Applying the physicist rule of thumb suggests that the supernova is brighter. And indeed, it is ... by nine orders of magnitude.
1
Tom DeVries's profile photo
 
This does not make me happy.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
902 people
suraj tripathi's profile photo
Ashkan Soltani's profile photo
‫ابو محمد الشمري السلمان‬‎'s profile photo
marc hoeft's profile photo
Ian Davey's profile photo
Venkatesh S's profile photo
Struan Robertson's profile photo
Madalin Stanciu's profile photo
Yunus CAN's profile photo

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
From NYC office. Not a bad view...
1
Add a comment...

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
As +Michael Yang noted, the problem with slippery slopes is that sometimes idiots slip on them and fall on their faces.

By the way, +Forbes, when you write this:

"To paraphrase Martin Niemöller: First they came for the child pornographers, and you didn’t speak up because you were not a child pornographer. Then they came for the terrorists, and you didn’t care because you were not one of those either. Then they came for the tax evaders and still you were not especially troubled. But when they came for you for daring to question their unchecked authority, 'no one was there to speak for you.'"

You are equating persecution of child abusers and terrorists with persecution of jews. The difference is that the former are persecuted because they committed the most horrible acts imaginable, whereas the latter are, you know, just people who were born jewish. But I'm sure the child abusers and terrorists are vindicated.
Google's use of email scanning to catch a suspected child pornographer seems like an unqualified win. But the technology has chilling implications for our privacy and it's in hands of someone who can wield it however they choose. We should be concerned.
1
Add a comment...

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
This contempt motion highlights how Garcia v Google is about the 9th Circuit's ability to censor content globally http://j.mp/1pxG41p 
View original post
1
Add a comment...
 
This is fascinating mostly for the comments in the original thread. Go read em.
 
Julia Angwin's claim that smartphones send geolocation data when they are turned off is utter nonsense. Her metallic protection bag is equally nonsensical. When off, phones are not in communication with the cell network, and GPS will not function. Ain't science grand?
102 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
<giggle>

Search this file for your favorite bad word, and then enjoy the list of all words the WSJ bans from comments.
1
Will DeVries's profile photo
 
hahaha "fatboner" is my favorite so far.
Add a comment...

Will DeVries

Shared publicly  - 
 
Awwwwww yeah! 
Policy analyst, GoogleWorks on security and privacy issues at the place where they matter most. A policy-to-tech translator, product consultant and long-term Internet strategist, she works with stakeholders and policymakers as well as Google’s global product and policy teams on mobile, Do Not Track and identity policy. Currently advising on global privacy and security issues, from NSA revelations to location privacy.
9
1
Chris Messina's profile photoRobert Mahini's profile photo
 
Go +Heather West!
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
902 people
suraj tripathi's profile photo
Ashkan Soltani's profile photo
‫ابو محمد الشمري السلمان‬‎'s profile photo
marc hoeft's profile photo
Ian Davey's profile photo
Venkatesh S's profile photo
Struan Robertson's profile photo
Madalin Stanciu's profile photo
Yunus CAN's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Privacy Lawyer
Links
Story
Tagline
This is all you need to know about me.
Introduction
This is all you need to know about me. (Okay, you should also know this is a personal account, and nothing I say or post here should be attributed to my employer.)
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Will DeVries's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes
googleblog.blogspot.com

People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day. Nexus—Google's hardware line for Android devic

Ursula Moonsamy, OD
plus.google.com

Ursula Moonsamy, OD hasn't shared anything on this page with you.

Logitech confesses to 'gigantic' mistake with Google TV
news.cnet.com

Company pulls the plug on its Revue set-top for Google TV, saying that the device cost it $100 million in operating profits and that Google

This 3 + bedroom 2.5 bathroom Single Family located at 64 Ross Circle, R...
64rosscircle.com

Located on one of the most coveted streets in Rockridge, this light, bright and spacious home features 3 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, random

Voter Information - Google Politics &amp; Elections
www.google.com

Get ready to vote! Find information on your polling place, early vote locations, ballot information with links to candidates' social media s

Rep. Lofgren: Copyright bill is the 'end of the Internet'
news.cnet.com

Democratic congresswoman from Silicon Valley, who will likely lead congressional opposition to Stop Online Piracy Act, warns that the bill i

Transparency Report: Shedding more light on National Security Letters
googleblog.blogspot.com

Our users trust Google with a lot of very important data, whether it's emails, photos, documents, posts or videos. We work exceptionally har

Google redesign dumps black navigation bar
news.cnet.com

New Google bar has a drop-down menu for products under the Google logo, as well as the familiar search bar and Google+ tools. Read this blog

Fruit Bats cover
www.avclub.com

A return engagement from The Fruit Bats.

Google.com
sites.google.com

Two ways to access this site at Google.com. Use your Google.com account and password; Sign in with a different account If you don&#39;t have

Nissan EV charging--look ma, no wires!
news.cnet.com

Demo video shows hands-free charging for the Nissan Leaf. Drivers simply park over over a mat that uses induction charging, a technology aut

Mayor of L.A. Hates on D.C.: DCist
feeds.gothamistllc.com

our cities: Austin; Boston; Chicago; London; Los Angeles; New York City; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Toronto; Washington DC. _The DCis

Frozen Tropics: Hikari Sushi Applies for Liquor License
frozentropics.blogspot.com

Hikari Sushi Applies for Liquor License. Sushi by eviltomthai Sushi, a photo by eviltomthai on Flickr. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REGULATION ADMINIS

Help The FBI Out By Building Your Own Dossier - Forbes
www.forbes.com

Hasan Elahi reflects on a decade of uploading the minutiae of his life for the FBI.

Nuance to buy Swype for $100 million, report says
news.cnet.com

Voice dictation business to buy the company behind one of the most popular alternative keyboards for Android devices, according to an Uncrun

Old 97&#39;s – Jagged – Listening &amp; stats at Last.fm
www.last.fm

Listen to Old 97&#39;s – Jagged for free. Jagged appears on the album Fight Songs. Old 97&#39;s are an alt-country band originally based in

Richard Dreyfuss dramatizes iTunes legalese | Reporters' Roundtable Podc...
www.cnet.com

Why are consumer software license agreements so long? We don't know yet, but we have found a way to make them entertaining. Read this blog p