Hah! Just came across this podcast on Spotify, amazing to have #Fonejacker return - https://open.spotify.com/show/3njtZ7QAdOxkkVYixdVT1z?si=425f057cdc784607
This was expected. Overall not that bad. Let's just hope it doesn't get worse. https://www.catalannews.com/covid-19/item/new-covid-measures-10-person-gatherings-curfew-closure-of-nightclubs-and-capacity-limits
Awesome to see this awesome tech becoming more widely available!
Ex-Uber software engineers raise $3M for Sperta, a 6-month-old startup that wants to help fintechs better manage fraud risk | TechCrunch
A super interesting read -
Amsterdam Real Housing Prices Highest In 400 Years: An Analysis Of A Bubble | ZeroHedge
The best part of Windows 11 is a revamped Windows Subsystem for Linux – Ars Technica
Our Slack definitely had some issues today...
If your favorite site or app is down right now, this is why • The Register
A great read on the mistakes you make in a startup. https://www.infoworld.com/article/3632142/how-docker-broke-in-half.html
As someone working in fraud prevention, the details here are interesting - especially as it's a pretty standard approach.
Before anyone says "WhatsApp can read your messages", please understand the details here: "WhatsApp reviewers gain access to private content when users hit the “report” button on the app, identifying a message as allegedly violating the platform’s terms of service. This forwards five messages — the allegedly offending one along with the four previous ones in the exchange, including any images or videos — to WhatsApp in unscrambled form, according to former WhatsApp engineers and moderators."
A lengthy yet fascinating and well researched piece on how private #WhatsApp conversations truly are. Even though it's based on the Whisper protocol, #Facebook has found ways to read some reported messages and is making the most of the unencrypted metadata. https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users
A great read. I wonder of they'll ever get it right.
A decade and a half of instability: The history of Google messaging apps – Ars Technica
If you can't find your favorite Windows Subsystem for Linux distribution available in the Microsoft Store, a new program called EasyWSL can convert almost any Linux Docker image into a WSL distro.
EasyWSL turns Linux docker images into a Windows 10 WSL distro.
Not important enough: 1Password abandons its native Mac app https://sixcolors.com/post/2021/08/not-important-enough-1password-abandons-its-native-mac-app/
The latest version of the thoughtful, capable, and ethical replacement for Windows and macOS is here. elementary OS 6 empowers you to be in control and express yourself, continues to innovate with new features, and is both easier to get and more inclusive. https://blog.elementary.io/elementary-os-6-odin-released/
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