It seems impossible to spend a day without bad news about net neutrality and online privacy. This week’s highlight is the US House of Representatives passing a resolution rolling back FCC privacy regulations, thus allowing ISPs to sell your browsing history without your consent.
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Big Brother is about to make more money on your back (and it should scare the sh*t out of you)! If you have time, check out Greenwald’s more in depth article.
The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to eliminate ISP privacy rules, following the Senate vote to take the same action last week. The legislation to kill the rules now heads to President Donald Trump for his signature or veto.
A great account of Evgeniy Bogachev’s (aka. Slavik) impressive enterprise, from robbing banks to helping Russian secret services gather intelligence.
A mysterious cybercriminal deployed an invincible botnet to steal a fortune from US banks. Then the FBI discovered what else he was after.
In the era of fake news, this study by The AP and American Press Institute shows that when (American) people find news on social media,
“how much they trust the content is determined less by who creates the news than by who shares it.”
Here’s a happy paying member of Medium.com. Curious to see how their model will evolve over time.
Time to get your hands on Google’s new A/B testing tool!
It enables full end-to-end A/B test, underpinned by a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) visual editor that lets users drag-and-drop components and test them out with live users.
Montréal is no longer in the top 20, Stockholm has gone up to 14th, Chinese cities keep going up, no African city in the top 20 although still they still rock with with Lagos and Cape Town.
Get the full report here: https://startupgenome.com/report2017/
It’s one of 2017’s big trends, so don’t miss the train. Great list of ressources to learn more about AI and Machine Learning.
Happy birthday curl!
19 years ago that was mostly my thing and I sent it out hoping that someone would like it and find good use. Today virtually every modern internet-connected device in the world run my code. Every car, every TV, every mobile phone.
How visual feedback, microcopy and whitespace can impact your design and overall user experience.
How to make modals and overlays suck less.
If you too are from the previous generation of developers, check this out!
In-depth look at the differences and similarities between Marko and React by the maintainers of Marko.