Angelesen #55

Was war diese Woche denn so wichtig? Nebst einer ziemlich grossen Passwortsammlung gab es da noch die 10 Year Challenge, welche auch ganz spannende Fragen aufwerfen kann. Abgerundet wird das Ganze mit einem langen Artikel über Open Source Software.

The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Russia, Cuba and India (theguardian.com)

More than half of the world’s population is now online, but that does not mean we all see the same thing. From being filtered by the government to being delivered by post, the internet can vary enormously depending on where you live. Here are four illustrated examples

Spannender Artikel zum Internet in China, Russland, Kuba und Indien.

Mit der Republik ins zweite Jahr (republik.ch)

Mit der Republik ins zweite Jahr Erneuerungsrate Crowdfunder und Unterstützerinnen der ersten Stunde

Die Republik zeigt mit tagaktuellen Daten, auf wie es um die Erneuerungen steht. Gelebte Transparenz!

Troy Hunt: The 773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach (troyhunt.com)

Da sind mal wieder einige Passwörter geleakt – Am besten mal die gängige Mailadresse durch Have I been pwned durchlaufen lassen und Passwörter aktualisieren 😉

Security Checklist (securitycheckli.st)

An open source checklist of resources designed to improve your online privacy and security. Check things off to keep track as you go.

Durchschauen Lohnt sich!

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right? (wired.com)

Me 10 years ago: probably would have played along with the profile picture aging meme going around on Facebook and Instagram Me now: ponders how all this data could be mined to train facial recognition algorithms on age progression and age recognition

Der Twitter Thread zum Thema ist auch sehr lesenswert

5G: if you build it, we will fill it (ben-evans.com)

Gute Abhandlung zum 5G Netz. Fazit: Wenn es mehr Bandbreite geben wird, wird diese auch genutzt werden.

Does Former Nikon Shooter Have Regrets After Switching To Sony? (alphauniverse.com)

The problem with overstaying your relationship with a brand is that, like any dysfunctional relationship, it works on a certain level. Your basic needs are met, your professional identity has been wrapped up in it, many friends know you through the brand, and you might even have logo coffee cups that cement the relationship. Changing all that just seems all too much to bear, especially if we think of ourselves as loyal people and not bandwagon folk. Maybe, you think to yourself, “if I just stick through this a little bit longer, it could get better. It might make all the waiting worth it. I could look smart.”

Guter Artikel, wie lange habe ich doch auf das nächste grosse Ding von Nikon gewartet… Unterdessen bin ich mit einer Sony unterwegs und ganz zufrieden.

How open source software took over the world (techcrunch.com)

It is also important to realize the increasing importance of the developer for these open-source projects. The traditional go-to-market model of closed source software targeted IT as the purchasing center of software. While IT still plays a role, the real customers of open source are the developers who often discover the software, and then download and integrate it into the prototype versions of the projects that they are working on. Once “infected”by open-source software, these projects work their way through the development cycles of organizations from design, to prototyping, to development, to integration and testing, to staging, and finally to production. By the time the open-source software gets to production it is rarely, if ever, displaced. Fundamentally, the software is never “sold”; it is adopted by the developers who appreciate the software more because they can see it and use it themselves rather than being subject to it based on executive decisions.

Longread über quelloffene Software 😉