Disable feature that allows Google+ users to sent you Gmail

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Google announced in a blogpost that they will implement a new feature, which will allow the internet to contact their users in a faster and easier way. Now the internet doesn’t need your e-mail address anymore, they have to search for your name on Google+ and can sent you messages to your Gmail account.

This feature is enabled for all users by default. If you would like to disable it, follow the directions below;

- Click the gear icon in Gmail and select “Settings”
- In settings, on the Tab “General” (first settings page that you open), scroll down to the option “Email via Google+”
- Change your privacy settings by selecting the audience which is able to sent email via Google+ and save changes.
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Office 15 & SharePoint 2013 Preview

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Today Steve Ballmer announced the release of both the Office 15 preview as well as the SharePoint 2013 (including SP designer 2013) preview. It has gone public, so if you like you can download it immediately.
This post is an accumulated overview of all the info, links and resources which are available at the time of release.

“Today, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at office.com/preview. The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social and unlocks modern scenarios in reading, note-taking, meetings and communications and will be delivered to subscribers through a cloud service that is always up to date.”

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Update: Dutch Net Neutrality and Cookie law

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In my last post I talked about the new Dutch Telecom law which includes net neutrality and an opt-in cookie law. I mentioned that the exception “C” was under review and the verdict is in.

Exception “C”; Providers may block certain content to a particular end user, but only when the particular end user in question has given explicit permission. This exception has been issued to give the end user the possibility to block certain unwanted content. This can be parents having all explicit material blocked on their account, so their children will have access to a “child save” internet.

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Dutch Net Neutrality and Cookie law explained

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On Tuesday the 8th of May 2012, the senate passed the amendment of the Dutch Telecom law to add Net Neutrality and therefore the addition came into effect immediately on that day henceforth. As the second country in the world (Chile was first in June 2010) Net Neutrality is now guaranteed under Dutch Law. Is it absolute or are there a few exceptions? In this post I talk about the major strong points of the law and what exceptions there are. Has the world become a better place because of it or is it a symbolic law? Let’s find out!

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