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Mike A. Marin, PhD

This is my personal website. It reflects my interest in technology, primarily software development and electronics. Most of my work has revolved around the architecture, design and implementation of software. I’m currently playing with microcontrollers and embedded systems -- today referred to as internet of things.

Recent Posts

Removing Facebook from your devices does not means you have remove all communication with Facebook. Other applications that you use and web pages that you visit may be using the Facebook API, and so, passing data to Facebook. Adding a DNS sinkhole helps eliminate some of that communication.
It is well known that some Samsung phones come with the Facebook app installed in a way that prevents it to be uninstalled. Unfortunately, this is not unique to Samsung or to Facebook. It is common practice for phone providers to enter in agreements with app makes to provide those apps in their devices.