Ah, scissors. They’re important enough that we have an emoji for them. On your device, it appears as ✂️. Unlike the real world tool it represents, the emoji’s job is to convey the idea, especially at small sizes. It doesn’t need to be able to swing or cut things. Nevertheless, let’s judge them on that irrelevant criterion.
The Times Privacy Project obtained a dataset with more than 50 billion location pings from the phones of more than 12 million people in this country. It was a random sample from 2016 and 2017, but it took only minutes — with assistance from publicly available information — for us to deanonymize location data and track the whereabouts of the President.
We are writing to request that Facebook does not proceed with its plan to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services without ensuring that there is no reduction to user safety and without including a means for lawful access to the content of communications to protect our citizens.
great… weakening E2E encrpyption for the greater good… Is this an rerun of the crypto exports all over again?
“We’re trying to develop automated vehicles that can handle emergency maneuvers or slippery surfaces like ice or snow,” Gerdes said. “We’d like to develop automated vehicles that can use all of the friction between the tire and the road to get the car out of harm’s way. We want the car to be able to avoid any accident that’s avoidable within the laws of physics.”
It’s insane to see an EV DeLorean driving that track without going off rails!
These may seem like an odd selection of websites and memes to target, however these meme images appear on the LIHKG forums so the traffic is likely intended to blend in with normal traffic. The URLs are appended to the LIHKG image proxy url (eg; https://na.cx/i/6hxp6x9.gif becomes https://i.lih.kg/540/https://na.cx/i/6hxp6x9.gif?t=6009966493) which causes LIHKG to perform the bandwidth and computationally expensive task of taking a remote image, changing its size, then serving it to the user.
The Great Cannon has been deployed earlier already (also in the writeup) but It’s interesting how the DOS will be hit the target – by basically invalidating caches and re-rendering images.
While getting back to normal life after congress is always hard. I went through all the recordings and pulled out a few very good ones I either saw live or in days after. There were so many talks in parallel it was very hard to choose. All of this is also available in multiple languages thanks to the volunteers of the c3lingo team!
I also volunteered and got into the Stage Manager Supporter role during which was fun to see how other stages are managed – but I was also happy to have an easy first shift to learn 🙂
Now to the talks: Most of them are available in English and German and only the last one is only available in German. Translations can be found by clicking at the cog-wheel – Enjoy:
Boeing 737MAX: Automated Crashes 🇺🇸🇬🇧
A lot of background around the 737 Max issues.
What the world can learn from Hongkong 🇺🇸🇬🇧
How protest works in Hongkong
Reducing Carbon in the Digital Realm 🇺🇸🇬🇧
Digital Products seem always so sleek and “carbon-friendly” but most of the time they aren’t. Chris dives into this topic and sheds light on a lot of aspects I didn’t think about.
The Large Hadron Collider Infrastructure Talk 🇺🇸🇬🇧
If the LHC is among the things you like to know more about. That’s the talk!
Bahnmining – Pünktlichkeit ist eine Zier 🇩🇪
David already held a lot of good talks at the congress. This time he looked into punctuality of the German Railways – Die Bahn. With a lot of interesting things uncovered.
Von 4G zu 5G 🇩🇪
Peter is a regular speaker and talks usually about very interesting aspects of Mobile Radio Networks as he did at 35C3 on HF-Isses in the Uplink Channel. This time he looks into the Path from a 4G network to a 5G network.
Let’s play Infokrieg 🇩🇪
Hacking the Media 🇩🇪
The Peng Collective does all sorts of political actions. Civil disobedience at its best!
Hirne Hacken 🇩🇪
Looks like the weakest link in security is: YOU!
Das Mauern muss weg 🇩🇪
How the Informationsfreiheitsgesetz (IFG) / Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can lead to very interesting behaviour in the government but als lead to interesting information being published.
Welches Betriebssystem hat der Bundestag und wie kann man es hacken? only 🇩🇪
Bookmark after bookmark led to dead link after dead link. Vanished are amazing pieces of writing on kuro5hin about tech culture, and a collection of mathematical puzzles and their associated discussion by academics that my father introduced me to; gone are Woodman’s Reverse Engineering tutorials from my high school years, where I first tasted the feeling of dominance over software; even my most recent bookmark, a series of posts on Google+ exposing usb-c chargers’ non-compliance with the specification, disappeared.
He dives into how we can make the web better (and simpler). As I’m currently facing the rear end of support on what my small website has been built on I’m putting in some thought on how I want to build a new website. Simplicity is a huge part here but also the curiosity to try something new. So it does not come to a surprise that I’m playing around with Gatsby so in the end, I won’t have to deal with upgrades and deprecations all too often as it just ends up being a static site – deployed by a simple build task attached to my version control repository.
But Jeff goes even further and lists 7 steps of preserving content:
Return to vanilla HTML/CSS
Don’t minimize that HTML
Prefer one page over several
End all forms of hotlinking
Stick with the 13 web safe fonts +2
Obsessively compress your images
Eliminate the broken URL risk
An interesting list of approaches which all make perfect sense. Lately during a discussion with a friend we discussed the history we had over the time on twitter and one brought up “Do you remember the time where we couldn’t add images to tweets and those images have all been lost because the services were dying at some point”. And this is the exact same issue. This is also why I try to host my content myself and practising Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere (POSSE) whenever possible.
Of course, this does not hold true to a lot of “web application” sites but over the past, I worked on a few Web Performance projects for big websites and “simplifying things” lead also mostly to making a site more performant and more sustainable in the long run. And I think part of the strategies in Jeffs Blogpost apply to a much broader set of sites than we might think in the first place.
Die Hälfte der Schweizerinnen und Schweizer möchte den Ausbau von 5G stoppen, kantonal wurden bereits Moratorien beschlossen. Und nun fordert eine Volksinitiative die drastische Senkung der Funkstrahlung. Doch eine Umsetzung würde das Gegenteil bewirken.
Lustige Anekdote dazu: Im Winter war ich in Adelboden auf den Skiern. Auf dem Bus ins Tal rein hat eine Dame neben mir auf ihrem iPhone X (wahrscheinlich mit 4G) die Petition ‘Stop’ 5G’ unterschrieben und sich dazu ca. 20 Minuten lang Videos in den Bus gestreamt…
On January 15, 2020, Microsoft is scheduled to roll out a completely revamped Edge browser to the general public. That browser, which is available for beta testing now on all supported versions of Windows and MacOS, includes a feature called Tracking Prevention.
There was a really good talk at MS Ignite about the why and hows of using Chromium as backend for all the new Edge rendering. But seeing the Tracking Prevention making it to major browsers like Edge and Firefox is a refreshing thing to see.