It seems that it is probably a bad idea to use your work's computing resources to mine for cryptocurrency... particularly if you're a government employee. Who'd have thunk it? hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com

Geofence warrants allow law enforcement to tap in to data from Google's Sensorvault database storing location data of hundreds of millions of devices spanning over nearly a decade. nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

Every time I use list comprehensions in I am amazed at the amount of work I can do with list building based on complex criteria with such few keystrokes and high readability. Much love for this functional programming concept ported over.

The account breach extends way beyond the site itself. The compromise of access tokens means the FB SSO (Single Sign-On) mechanism was also vulnerable, meaning users' accounts on third-party sites implementing the FB SSO system may have also been compromised. wired.com/story/facebook-secur

compromised: 50 million accounts affected by security breach in which attackers stole access tokens. Share prices plummet: theguardian.com/technology/201

There's been a lot of talk lately about developers pulling the "kill switch" and revoking their licensing over their contributions to the kernel, mostly spread by a sensationalist article.

Groklaw had an interesting discussion in 2008 indicating why such revocation wouldn't be possible: groklaw.net/article.php?story= and, further, in the Copyleft guide: copyleft.org/guide/comprehensi

In short, it is incredibly unlikely that any attempt to revoke the licensing over such code would succeed.

Cloudflare enable "Encrypted Server Name Indication" (ESNI) on their DNS resolver to close the SNI hostname leak: blog.cloudflare.com/esni/

Of course this requires browser support and support from the domain too. ESNI browser support is arriving in an upcoming Firefox Nightly and ESNI will be enabled by default for all domains behind Cloudflare.

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Google trying, and failing, to keep their "Dragonfly" project under wraps in which they are in cahoots with the Chinese government to build a heavily censored search engine, giving access to the regime to edit search results at will: mashable.com/article/google-ch

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